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  1. Chapter 15 Installing and Using Windows XP Professional

  2. You Will Learn… • About the features and architecture of Windows XP • How to install Windows XP • How to use Windows XP • How to install hardware and applications with Windows XP A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  3. Features and Architecture of Windows XP • Integrates features of Windows 9x and 2000 • Added support for multimedia and networking technologies • Slightly different look and feel • Different organization of utilities and functions under menus and windows A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  4. Windows XP Features • New user interface • Two users can be logged on simultaneously • Windows Media Player for Windows XP • Windows Messenger • Ability to burn a CD using drag-drop • Expanded Help feature • Advanced security features A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  5. New User Interface A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  6. Additional Windows XP Professional Features • Remote Desktop • Roaming profiles • Additional security features • Multilingual capabilities • Support for new higher-performance processors A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  7. Advantages and Disadvantages of Windows XP A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  8. Windows XP Architecture • Uses same kernel architecture as Windows NT/2000; • Components operate in either user mode or kernel mode • Boot process and files needed for a successful boot are the same as for Windows NT/2000 • Generally more stable than Windows NT/2000 • Easier installation • Increased security A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  9. Windows XP Architecture (continued) A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  10. Installing Windows XP • Clean install • As an upgrade • Setting up a dual boot A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  11. Planning the Installation • Verify minimum/recommended requirements • Verify hardware compatibility list • Decide how to partition hard drive and what file system to use • Decide whether to configure PC as a workstation in a workgroup or as part of a domain • Make a final checklist A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  12. Minimum and Recommended Requirements A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  13. Minimum Requirements and Hardware Compatibility • Verify that software and hardware qualify for Windows XP • Run Readiness Analyzer • Go to Microsoft Web site and search on each hardware device by type • If hardware does not qualify, download upgrade drivers before you begin installation A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  14. Hard Drive Partitions and File Systems • Partitions on hard drive must be adequate to install Windows XP (at least a 2-GB partition for installation, with 1.5 GB of free space) • Supported file systems (same as Windows 2000) • FAT16 • FAT32 • NTFS A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  15. General Guidelines for Selecting a File System A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  16. Joining a Workgroup or Domain A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  17. Upgrade or Clean Install? • If you plan to set up a dual boot • Clean install • If you have another OS installed and do not plan a dual boot • Choose between an upgrade and clean install A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  18. Final Checklist A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  19. Final Checklist (continued) A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  20. Performing an Upgrade • Clean up hard drive • Perform hardware or software upgrades • Flash the BIOS • Back up important files • Scan hard drive for viruses • Uncompress drive (if compressed) • Uninstall incompatible hardware or software A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  21. Setting Up a Dual Boot • Start installation as for a clean install with another OS installed • Choose to install Windows XP on a different partition than the other OS • Windows XP recognizes that another OS is installed and sets up the Startup menu A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  22. Setting Up a Dual Boot (continued) A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  23. After the Installation • Activate the OS • Product activation: strategy used by Microsoft to prevent software piracy • Prepare OS for use • Back up hard drive in preparation for a disaster A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  24. Transferring User Files and Preferences to a New PC • User State Migration Tool (USMT) • Transfers user files and folders, display properties, taskbar options, and browser and e-mail settings from Windows 9x or Windows NT/2000/XP computer • Files and Settings Transfer Wizard A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  25. Transferring User Files and Preferences to a New PC (continued) • Scanstate command • Copies information to a server or removable media • Loadstate command • Copies information to destination computer A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  26. Preparing for Later Problems with the OS • Create a backup of the hard drive with Automated System Recovery (ASR) utility • Use the Backup or Restore Wizard to back up the hard drive partition after installation is complete A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  27. Creating the Backup and ASR Floppy Disk A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  28. Using Windows XP A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  29. Using Windows XP (continued) A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  30. Using Windows XP (continued) A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  31. Customizing the Windows XP Desktop • Managing shortcuts • When first installed, Recycle Bin is only shortcut on desktop • Controlling what goes in the system tray • Controlling Windows Messenger A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  32. Customizing the Desktop A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  33. Managing Shortcuts A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  34. Windows XP Taskbar and System Tray A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  35. Windows Messenger A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  36. Managing Audio and Video • Support for inputting images from digital cameras and scanners • Windows Movie Maker for editing video • Windows Media Player, Version 8 • Jukebox for organizing audio files • Windows Sound Recorder A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  37. Windows Media Player A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  38. Windows Sound Recorder A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  39. Multiple Logins and Remote Assistance • Multiple logins • More than one user can be logged on at the same time • Remote Assistance • Remote support technician can have full access to a user’s desktop A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  40. Installing Hardware • Installation options • Automatic (Recommended) • From a list or specific location (Advanced) • Device Manager can help solve problems with devices • Automatically find an update for a driver • Roll back a driver if an update fails • Verify that the driver is Microsoft-certified A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  41. Using Device Manager A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  42. Using Device Manager (continued) A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  43. Verifying That Drivers Are Certified by Microsoft • File Signature Verification tool • Driver Query tool • Device Manager A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  44. Installing Applications • Methods • Add or Remove Programs icon in Control Panel • Run application’s setup program from Run dialog box • Administrator privileges required to install software A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  45. Uninstalling Applications A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  46. Installing Legacy Software • Do not attempt to run older versions of • Antivirus software • Maintenance and cleanup utilities • Best to upgrade software to versions compatible with Windows XP A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  47. Troubleshooting Legacy Software Installation • Check Microsoft Web site for updates to Windows XP or the Microsoft application • Check software manufacturer’s Web site for updates or suggestions • Consider upgrading software • Use Windows XP Compatibility Mode utility A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  48. Compatibility Mode Utility A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  49. Program Compatibility Wizard A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition

  50. Program Compatibility Wizard (continued) A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Fifth Edition