correct sequence for installing software

  mettis 11:44 05 Aug 2004

I am purchasing new computer for grandaughter at a very good price off Ebay.The drawback is that it comes without os installed.Is sequence enter BIOS change boot to cd drive,motherboard xp cd then any hardware cds?

  joelle1230 11:49 05 Aug 2004

once you boot from the cd enter setup and it does it for you

  Smegs 11:50 05 Aug 2004

Bios first, change to boot from CD. Then your Xp disk. Then the drivers for your hardware.

Good Luck.

  Smegs 11:51 05 Aug 2004

click here Half way down the page, "How to Guides for Windows Xp".

  temp003 11:53 05 Aug 2004

Change BIOS boot order to CD first, boot with XP CD to install XP first. After XP is installed, in XP itself, insert motherboard CD and install what you need. Then graphics card driver if necessary. Then go into Device Manager to see if there are any exclamation marks against any item. If there are, install the drivers for those devices.

Then install XP Windows updates. It may be a good idea to download and burn to CD important security patches such as the Blaster patch and DCOM patch, install those first, before going online to check for Windows updates, or virus definitions.

  Smegs 11:55 05 Aug 2004

You may find, that it has an Os on already. If it hasn't, how do they know it's up and running ok.

I'm only pointing this out, because a few years ago, we bought a Pc without Os, but it came with it Win98 pre-installed.

  mettis 13:28 05 Aug 2004

Thanks to all who responded with reqyired info

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

The Evil Within 2 review-in-progress

InVision Studio takes on Adobe XD and Sketch

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Comment transformer un iPhone en borne Wi-Fi ?