Installing an operating system
The barebone system supports Windows® XP/Vista/7 operating systems (OS). Always install
the latest OS version and corresponding updates so you can maximize the features of your
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup procedures presented
in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more
Press the system power button ( ) to enter the OS.
Press to turn ON the system
Support DVD information
The support DVD that came with the system contains useful software and several utility
drivers that enhance the system features.
Windows XP OS setup cannot recognize Serial ATA hard drives in a RAID set without
the necessary drivers. Use a RAID driver disk when installing Windows XP OS to a
Serial ATA hard drive included in a RAID set.
From the Windows XP setup screen, press F6 when prompted then follow succeeding
screen instructions to install the SATA drivers.
Screen display and driver options may not be the same for different operating system
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
Chapter 2: Starting up