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go to step 15.
If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to select the fresh copy option, and then press <Enter> on the next screen to select the
highlighted partition (recommended). Then follow the instructions on the screen.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears and Windows XP begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times
before it requires additional input.
8.  When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click the green arrow icon at the bottom of the screen to continue. Follow the on-screen directions to
finish.
9.  When the Regional Settings screen appears, select the settings for your locale, and then click Next.
10.  Enter your name and organization in the Personalize Your Software screen, and then click Next.
11.  If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, enter a name for your computer when the Computer Name window appears, and then click Next.
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, enter a name for your computer and a password when the Computer Name and Administrator
Password window appears, and then click Next.
12.  If you have a modem installed and the Modem Dialing Information screen appears, enter the requested information, and then click Next.
13.  Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window, and then click Next.
14.  If you have a network card in your computer, select the appropriate network settings. If you do not have a network card, this option does not appear.
Windows XP begins to install its components and configure the computer. The computer automatically restarts.
15.  When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click the green arrow icon at the bottom of the screen to continue. Follow the on-screen directions to
finish.
16.  Remove the CD from the drive.
17.  Reinstall the appropriate drivers. See
18.  Reinstall your virus protection software.

Reinstalling Windows 2000

NOTICE:
The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling your Windows 2000 operating system. The options can potentially overwrite files
installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, Dell does not recommend that you reinstall your operating system
unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
NOTICE:
To prevent conflicts with Windows 2000, you must disable any virus protection software installed on your computer before you reinstall
Windows 2000.
1.  Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.
Close any program or utility that may start to run after you insert the CD into the drive.
HINT:
The CD that you need to place in your CD or DVD drive is titled Operating System.
2.
 Turn off the
computer, and then turn the computer on again.
3.  When the blue Dell logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then shut down the
computer and try again.
4.  Use the arrow keys to select the CD-ROM option, and then press <Enter>.
5.  When the Windows 2000 Setup screen appears, ensure that the To setup Win2000 now, press ENTER option is highlighted. Then press <Enter>.
6.  Read the information in the License Agreement screen, and then press <F8> to continue.
7.  When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, use the arrow keys to select the Windows 2000 partition option that you want. To
continue, press the key specified in the partition option that you chose.
8.  When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen reappears, use the arrow keys to select the type of filing system that you want Windows 2000
to use, and then press <Enter>.
9.  Press <Enter> again to restart your computer.
10.  Click Next when the Welcome to the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard screen appears.
11.  When the Regional Settings screen appears, select the settings for your locale, and then click Next.
12.  Enter your name and organization in the Personalize Your Software screen, and then click Next.
13.  Type the Windows product key in the fields provided, and then click Next.
The product key is the bar code number found on the Microsoft Windows label, which is located behind the front-panel connector door as shown on the
START HERE sheet for your computer.
14.  When the Computer Name and Administrator Password screen appears, enter a name for your computer and a password, if desired. Then click Next.
15.  Enter the date and time in the Date and Time Settings screen, and then click Next.
Windows 2000 now begins to install its components and configure the computer.
"Reinstalling
Drivers."

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