install Windows XP

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Windows installation
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Windows XP installation
How do I install WinXP from a CD-onto a clean formatted HD in my machine.It will not install under DOS using a Dos boot floppy unlike Win98. Do I need some other form of boot disk.

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Dell Intel pentium

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The Windows XP CD is a bootable CD. Just put the CD in and boot the computer up. You may need to tell the computer in the BIOS that it can boot off of the CD device. Once that is done you should be prompted with a message which says “Press any key to boot from CD…” (or something similar). Please any key (the space bar for example) and it will start the installation process.

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  • Notgrumpy
    Thank you for all answers. Despite the BIOS being set to boot from 1 " A" floppy 2 CD Rom 3 USB It would not run the Win XP disk until I deleted 1 and 3 and just left the CD Then OK Thanks
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