Windows XP is a version of the Windows operating system launched by Microsoft Corporation on October 25, 2001 in the United States. Previously, Microsoft had launched Windows version 5.0 or Windows 2000, both the server edition and the professional edition (for office desktops). But in fact most of them choose to use Windows XP.
The following yiptechid will help you install Windows XP using a bootable flash disk.
A. Make it Bootable
The first step you have to make bootable on a flash or DVD, this depends on the needs and desires of each. However, the most common and easiest to use is bootable via flash. The trick is, you can download a bootable maker application on a flasdisk, here we use the Rufus application using a Thosiba flashdisk.
- First, you open the Rufus application
- After that, click select, and select the windows xp .iso file that you have
- Enter the flash disk that you want to make bootable. Try to have the data backed up, because all existing data will be formatted later
- Then, you click Start
- There is a formatting question, click yes and wait for the process to complete
B. Steps to Install Windows XP on a PC
If you have succeeded in making the operating system installable either on the Flashdisk then follow the steps below.
1. Enter Bios
The first step, enter the flash disk with windows xp side into the usb port when the PC is booting into the Boot Menu, usually pressing F2, F8, F12 or Esc depending on the laptop brand. Here the laptop that admin uses happens to use the F2 key and on the Boot Menu select Thosiba Flashdisk >> Then Save Settings by pressing F10 >> Click Yes
2. Agree License
For the initial display you just press ENTER. Then you will be presented with the license details from the Microsoft company, then click F8 to agree
- In this section you must pay close attention to the following sections. If the hard disk is empty, it doesn’t matter, because you just need to create a partition. But if you reinstall, the risk is losing data on the D&E drive.
- If the storage device (SSD / HDD) already has data, you will notice that there is drive C :, where you can just delete this partition. Then create a new partition from the unused part. In this picture it is a little different, because it uses a new hard drive.
- You can press the C key to enter the partition menu
- You can determine how many C: partitions (for the system) you want to create, at least you can position them in a capacity of 70 – 100GB if the hard disk capacity is completely 500GB. Because all installation applications will later use that partition.
- After that, the following menu will display the partition that was successfully created (C :), and there is unpartioned space that can be used. You can do the division D: and E: here directly, or maybe you can do it later using the “Disk partion wizard” application.
- When the C: partition is created, then you can just click enter directly to start the Windows XP operating system installation process
- In the following options, you can choose to format the partition using the NTFS file system only, not the “Quick” one. It’s fast, but this will cause problems when the operating system starts running later
- After that, you click enter and the installation process will begin. Just wait for it to run itself, because the following process will take a very long time, depending on the speed of the storage device used.
- Using SSD is faster than HDD usage. Because the speed offered by this SSD is much higher, so writing data on it can be done in a much faster time.
- After that, your device will reboot automatically. Wait until the laptop / computer turns off, and immediately remove your flash drive. Because if you let it stick, it will go back to doing the installation again
- Later you will find a welcome screen like the following
- Then it will do some configuration and other processes before entering the system that is ready for use
- Later, you will find displays for configuring time, currency, and other formats based on each region. Likewise with the location, you position everything to Indonesia by clicking the customize button on the right
- Then you click Next to go to the next setting
- Next, you can enter the name of the computer you want. It can match your name or maybe you can use another name. Then there is the Organization column, which can be filled or not. Then click next
- After that, you will be asked to enter a product key. You can enter the product key obtained from the purchase.
- Then just wait a while, until the computer restarts again and enters Windows XP
- Later you will be presented with a display of the settings that need to be done again. Click the next button
- And after that, you will be presented with a choice whether you want to do an automatic update or not. Now that there isn’t much support available now, maybe turning it off would be the best option for that.
- Then you will get the options for the network. When you are always connected to the network, then you can select the top option. Or maybe you can just skip it, no problem
- Then, you will be offered to register your computer with Microsoft. This step can also be done later, and click next
- After that, you can enter the username who can use the device. users here can be up to 5 users to use it on 1 PC or Laptop device, then click the next button
- Wait a few moments, and you can immediately enter the Windows XP display. You can operate it to do various kinds of activities you want, from doing work, school, or even playing games.
As for the appearance itself, it seems very simple, but for the speed problem offered by Win XP, it is much lighter than the latest Windows 10 operating system which is still supported by Microsoft.
You can operate this Windows XP operating system for a variety of needs, and indeed now it seems out of date when using the following operating systems. Because, indeed, the appearance with the latest version of Windows is also much different, especially in terms of animation which is much more modern and smooth.
However, some applications cannot run properly on the latest version of Windows, even Microsoft itself has offered compatibility program support for some applications that have not been updated for a long time, so they cannot be compatible with the new version of Windows. But some are not, so they cannot be tricked by the run compatibility program.
This does not apply to free applications, where in general it continues to get support from the developer, it is also popular among computer users. But it is a paid application, which of course is a shame if it gets wasted or maybe it is still needed for certain needs.
Thus the article on how to install Windows XP using a Bootable Flashdisk, Hopefully this is useful for you