Setup Windows® XP in HP ENVY® 15 series
HOW TO SETUP Windows XP IN HP ENVY 15 series?
As a part of a process to ensure that you receive adequate support service from Microsoft, the developer requires that you activate and register your Windows XP after the installation process as a means to curb on software piracy. This enables you to get access to critical downloads and updates such as Service Pack 2 and 3 and security updates needed for efficient execution of the system software. In addition, to ensure stability of the system against malicious infection and for optimized performance, certain configuration settings, i.e. firewall, disk defragmenter and file clean up among others are necessary. To give you a helping hand, the article discusses into detail how to activate, register and configure Windows XP in HP ENVY 15 series.
Discussed here are:
- Tips to activate and register windows XP
- Things to keep in mind
- How to configure Windows XP for better performance
Tips to activate and register Windows XP
If you did not register your Windows during the installation process, follow the steps provided herein to do so. On the Start menu, select all programs and in the popup menu point to Accessories, click on System Tools and then on Activate Windows. Alternatively, in the system tray click on the Windows Activation icon that keeps popping. In the new window that appears, select, Yes, lets activate Windows over the Internet now. Click next and select 'Yes, I want to register and activate Windows at the same time'. Click Next and provided the details prompted for. Click Next and then OK to complete the whole process.
Things to keep in mind
In order for the process to take place, ensure that you have the Internet connection and that security setup, i.e. firewall and proxy do not interfere with the process.
To get the best out of your PC, it is important that you automate the following processes. Disk cleanup ensures that temporary files, e.g. cookies and cache stored in your hard disk are wiped out so as to protect your privacy against malicious threats and users who may want to steal data about your browsing activities. Disk defragmenter has been designed to organize scattered files in your hard disk for fast access and retrieval. Activities such as, improper shutdown procedures and power surges may damage your hard disk. However, included in Windows structure is scan disk that repairs damaged areas of the hard disk. To ensure that you have access to regular updates, enable Windows Auto Update feature that will automatically download and install newly released security updates, i.e. Service Pack 2 and 3. In addition, enable the firewall feature that functions in scanning inbound data packets and hides your PC from view in a LAN. Last but not least, download and install Windows Defender to help guard against known malicious threats, e.g. spyware.