Configuring the operating system
When the computer starts up for the first time, the Windows 2000 / Windows XP Professional
operating system on the hard disk is configured automatically. Proceed as follows:
1. Connect the device to the 110 / 230 V AC power supply. The PC performs a self-test.
During the self-test, this message appears:
Press <F2> to enter SETUP or <F12> to display the boot menu.
2. Wait until the message is cleared, then follow the instructions on the screen.
The device may not be switched off at any time during the installation process.
Do not change the default BIOS settings, otherwise the operating system setup may become
3. Automatic restart
After you have entered all necessary information and the operating system is configured,
the PC automatically restarts and displays the user interface of the operating system.
System startup can take longer than usual for the initial commissioning.
When you switch on the PC now, the user interface of the Windows 2000 / Windows XP
Professional operating system is automatically opened when the startup routine is
To prevent data loss, it is advisable to create an image of your system partition after initial
Switching off the device
When you work with Windows 2000 / Windows XP Professional, always shut down the PC
with the command Start > Shutdown.
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