Chapter 2 -- Installing Windows XP Professional

Chapter 2

Installing Windows XP Professional

About This Chapter

This chapter prepares you to install Microsoft Windows XP Professional. You will learn some preinstallation tasks that help ensure your installation of Windows XP Professional will go smoothly. These tasks include verifying that your hardware and any software installed on the computer are compatible with Windows XP Professional, determining which file system to use, and deciding if your computer is going to join a workgroup or a domain. You will learn about installing Windows XP Professional from a CD-ROM and over the network. Finally, you will learn how to modify the installation using switches and how to troubleshoot Setup.

Before You Begin

To complete this chapter, you must have

  • A computer that meets or exceeds the minimum hardware requirements listed in the preface, About This Book
  • A Windows XP Professional CD-ROM