Set-up Windows® XP in HP EliteBook® 8740w Mobile Workstation
Do you want to install Windows XP in HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation? Learn how to activate, register and configure the operating system
Windows XP is one of the popular Microsoft operating systems which provides an easy interface. Your HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation comes preloaded with Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Still you could easily use Windows XP in it as you might be familiar with the OS or with its easy interface. During the installation of Windows XP in your HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation, the set-up process can be automatically started. Product key and the recovery CD are the necessary things which you need to ensure before you can start the installation process. After ensuring the presence of all these things you can start the set-up process. When you start the set-up, you would see a command prompt which shall ask you to press any key to continue the set-up process. When the page which contains the terms and conditions is displayed, you need to accept it by enable the check box. The set-up process shall ask you to select the hard drive to which the Windows XP needs to be stored. But for this process to continue, you need to ensure whether there is necessary free space in the hard drive. Once you verify all these, you need to activate, register and configure Windows XP in HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation.
The following are some of the tips to activate register and configure Windows XP in HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation:
- Activating Windows XP
- Registering Windows XP
- Configuring Windows XP
Activating Windows XP
The activation is one among the processes during the set-up activity. This is to verify the genuineness of the operating system that you have installed in HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation. When you enter the product key, Windows creates a unique ID for your operating system and sends that unique ID to Microsoft. With this ID, Microsoft shall verify the genuineness of that operating system and shall send a confirmation to you. To do this you need to enter certain details in the specified page.
Registering Windows XP
The registration process is actually optional. To register Windows XP, you need to enter some of the details and with this details the OS shall be registered in your name. You might also come to know about the offers put up by Microsoft for its product. It is greatly advisable to give only valid and frequently used e-mail ID, during the registration process.
The configuration of Windows XP is the process of making it work with your HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation. This could be done using one command, 'msconfig.' Select the proper services and start up menus from the tabs. Configuring helps you to use the operating system according to your requirement.