How do I get a freshly built computer up and running with Windows XP?

dave August 31, 2011

I am going to build a computer, which I don’t think is going to be too difficult. But when it is finished, what then? How do I get it up and running?

I wish to use Windows XP. Does anyone have any answers for me? Thanks for any replies.

  1. Tina
    September 4, 2011 at 10:33 am


    did you follow any of the advice above and were you able to run Windows XP? Please let us know what the issue was and which fix worked for you. Thank you!

  2. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Well if you know how to install WIndows XP, then boot to desktop download and install a security soft

    Avira free version

    Avast free version

    you need only one antivirus otherwise you may have conflicts and crash

    then install some soft and if you dont have microsoft office then use

    GO to this site and with oneclick you can install multiple soft

  3. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Since, Jeffrey has already told you how, I'll just reiterate to use an OS with the Linux kernel. Much better than Windows. Just post the specs and what you are going to use the computer for and I'm sure someone can recommend a distro that's perfect for your needs.

    I wish game developers would consider other OSes, so gamers who like to customise have another option besides Windows. It's a vicious cycle.

  4. Jeffery Fabish
    August 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I think I may be missing something, but just go buy a Windows XP disk and insert it into the disk drive. Since (I presume) there are no other operating systems, it will automatically boot from the CD.

    I say, don't count your eggs before they hatch. Build the system first, then worry about whats next. However, I strongly suggest you bypass crummy Windows (especially XP) and go directly to Linux. It's lightweight, fast and highly customizable. Unless you're building a gaming system, Linux is perfect.