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The following are the steps involved in the installation of windows XP 1.

Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer and restart your computer. 2. If prompted to start from the CD, press SPACEBAR. If you miss the prompt (it only appears for a few seconds), restart your computer to try again. 3. Windows XP Setup begins. During this portion of setup, your mouse will not work, so you must use the keyboard. On the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER. 4. On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement page, read the licensing agreement. Then press F8. 5. This page enables you to select the hard disk drive on which Windows XP will be installed. Once you complete this step, all data on your hard disk drive will be removed and cannot be recovered. It is extremely important that you have a recent backup copy of your files before continuing. When you have a backup copy, press D, and then press L when prompted. This deletes your existing data. 6. Press ENTER to select Unpartitioned space, which appears by default. 7. Press ENTER again to select Format the partition using the NTFS file system, which appears by default. 8. Windows XP erases your hard disk drive using a process called formatting and then copies the setup files. You can leave your computer and return in 20 to 30 minutes. 9. Windows XP restarts and then continues with the installation process.. Eventually, the Regional and Language Options page appears. Click Next to accept the default settings. 10. On the Personalize Your Software page, type your name and your organization name. Then, click Next. 11. On the Your Product Key page, type your product key as it appears on your Windows XP 12. Type a strong password that you can remember in the Administrator password box, and then retype it in the Confirm password box. Click Next. 13. On the Date and Time Settings page, set your computers clock. Then, click the Time Zone down arrow, and select your time zone. Click Next. 14. Windows XP will spend about a minute configuring your computer. On the Networking Settings page, click Next. 15. On the Workgroup or Computer Domain page, click Next. 16. Windows XP will spend 20 or 30 minutes configuring your computer and will automatically restart when finished. When the Display Settings dialog appears, click OK. 17. The final stage of setup begins. On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows page, click Next. 18. On the Help protect your PC page, click Help protect my PC by turning on Automatic Updates now. Then, click Next. 19. On the Who will use this computer? page, type the name of each person who will use the computer. You can use first names only, nicknames, or full names. Then click Next. 20... On the Thank you! page, click Finish 21. After a while the welcome screen will appear 22.Login to your PC Congratulations! Windows XP setup is complete. EXPERIMENT-6 INSTALLATION OF LINUX(FEDORA Its always recommended having an empty hard drive for a Linux installation (that means no other operating system on it, no Windows) and you must have a minimum of 10 GB free space for this installation The following are the steps involved in the installation of Linux: 1.Start the PC and place the Linux bootable CD in the CD/DVD-ROM drive. PC automatically detects the CD and it displays the following screen press enter to proceed 2. Press ok if you want to Test your install media else press skip option. 3. The installation wizard is starting ,this is a welcome screen click next to proceed 4. Select your language and proceed. 5. Choose your keyboard-layout and proceed. 6. Now, if you have an empty hard drive,click Next.(make sure the "Remove Linux partitions on selected drives and create default layout" option is selected).If you don't have an empty hard drive and you still want to install Fedora 8 on your machine, then make sure you select the "Use free space

on the selected drives and create default layout" option (10 GB minimum free space is required). Click Next 7. Here you can adjust the network settings. 8. Select the location 9. Choose a password for the root-account and confirm it. 10. Here you can select predefined collections of software. If you chose the custom selection you'll see this and a few following windows. Select a main group on the left and afterwards one of its subgroups on the right. Now click on "Optional Packages" - you'll see... Click "Next" if your selection is complete. Dependencies are being checked. 11. The system is ready to install - click on "Next". The partition(s)/disk(s) are being formatted 12. The system is being installed. 13. The installation is complete. Remove the install media and reboot the system. The system is starting up. 14. Before you reach the Fedora desktop, you must do a one-time general system configuration: Have a look at the license information and proceed. 15. Here you can edit the firewall settings if you want 16. It is recommend to deactivate SELinux - it can cause many problems, especially if you're using software from additional repositories. 17. Set the actual time and date. 18. Send your hardware profile if you want. 19. Time to add the first user-account to the system. The system has to reboot now. 20. When the system is up again, you'll see the login window. 21. Welcome to your desktop. Congratulations! Linux(Fedora8) setup is complete.