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INSTALLATION PROCESS OF XP:

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Before you start, you must have your Windows XP installation CD and the product key available.

If you cannot find your Windows XP CD or you cannot contact your computer manufacturer, you may have to purchase a new copy of Windows XP. Visit following link for more information:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/ (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/) Depending on the installation method that you select, you might need a boot CD or boot disks. If you do not have your Windows XP CD or boot disks, you must obtain them in order to install or upgrade to Windows XP by using certain methods. Review the methods to determine what media you will need. For more information about how to obtain the Windows XP Setup boot disks, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310994  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994/ ) How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks You may have to troubleshoot product-key activation problems. For more information about how to troubleshoot installation problems, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310637  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310637/ ) You receive an error message after you enter the product key when you try to install Windows XP If the installation method that you select requires you to start your computer from the Windows XP CD, your CD or DVD drive must be configured to do this. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD or DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer or contact the computer manufacturer. For more information about how to start Setup from MS-DOS or a Windows 98/Windows Millennium Edition startup disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 307848  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307848/ ) How to start the Setup program from MS-DOS in Windows XP Back to the top Methods to install Windows XP There are five methods for installing Windows XP. Review the following methods a... loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); There are five methods for installing Windows XP. Review the following methods and select the method that is appropriate for your installation.
  • Method 1: Perform a clean install of Windows XP
    Use this method for a clean installation of Windows XP. A clean installation removes all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk.
  • Method 2: Upgrade to Windows XP
    Use this method if you are upgrading to Windows XP from Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
  • Method 3: Install Windows XP to a new hard disk
    Use this method to install Windows XP to a new hard disk. This is typically done when a new hard disk is installed on your computer.
  • Method 4: Install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation)
    Use this method to install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation) to either run two operating systems, or to access, repair, or retrieve data from a damaged disk.
  • Method 5: Perform a multiple boot operation
    Use this method to install Windows XP as a separate operating system on your computer. This lets you install more than one operating system on your computer and select which operating system that you want to use every time that you start your computer.
Back to the top Method 1: Perform a clean install of Windows XP loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); A clean installation consists of removing all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk. For more information about important things to consider before you partition and format you hard disk and how to partition and format your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 313348  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348/ ) How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP To perform a clean installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location, such as a CD or external hard disk.
  2. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

    Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
  3. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  4. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  5. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
If you have successfully installed Windows XP, you are finished. If these steps did not help you install Windows XP, go to the "Next Steps" section. Back to the top Method 2: Upgrade to Windows XP loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); This section describes how to upgrade to Windows XP from Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows 2000 Professional.

Note Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Professional can only be upgraded to Windows XP Professional. You cannot upgrade Windows 2000 to Windows XP Home.

Important Before you start the upgrade process, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain the latest BIOS upgrades for your computer and then install the upgrades. If you update the BIOS after you upgrade the computer, you may have to reinstall Windows XP to take advantage of features such as Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in the BIOS. If you can do this, update the firmware in all the hardware devices before you start the upgrade.

You may want to disconnect from the Internet during the installation. This step is not necessary, but disconnecting from the Internet during the installation helps protect your computer. For added protection, you may also want to enable the Microsoft Internet Explorer firewall. For more information, see the "Enable or disable Internet Connection Firewall" topic in your Windows operating system Help. For more information about how to prepare Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition for an upgrade to Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
316639  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316639/ ) How to prepare to upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP To upgrade to Windows XP, follow these steps:
  1. Start your computer, and then insert the Windows XP CD into the CD or DVD drive.
  2. If Windows automatically detects the CD, click Install Windows to start the Windows XP Setup Wizard.

    If Windows does not automatically detect the CD, click Start. Then click Run. Type the following command, and then click OK:
    CD drive letter:\setup.exe
  3. When you are prompted to select an installation type, select Upgrade (the default setting), and then click Next.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the upgrade.
If you have successfully upgraded to Windows XP, you are finished. If these steps did not help you upgrade to Windows XP, go to the "Next Steps" section. Back to the top Method 3: Install Windows XP to a new hard disk loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); This method describes how to install Windows XP to a new hard disk. This is typically done when a new hard disk is installed on your computer.

Note You will need the CD for your previous operating system in order to complete this method.

Before you start, start your computer by using one of the following media:
  • Microsoft Windows 98/Windows Millennium startup disk
  • Windows XP CD or Windows XP boot disks

    Note The Windows XP CD is the preferred media in the following steps. However, the Windows XP boot disks will work if you do not have the CD.
To install Windows XP to a new hard disk, follow these steps:
  1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD (or boot disks). To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
  2. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears on the screen, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to begin Windows XP Setup.
  4. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  5. When you are prompted for the Windows XP CD, insert your Windows XP CD.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  8. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
  10. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.
If you have successfully installed Windows XP, you are finished. If these steps did not help you install Windows XP to a new hard disk, go to the "Next Steps" section. Back to the top Method 4: Install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation) loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); This method describes how to install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation) to either run two operating systems, or to access, repair, or retrieve data from a damaged disk.

Before you start, start your computer by using one of the following media:
  • Microsoft Windows 98/Windows Millennium Edition startup disk
  • Windows XP CD or Windows XP boot disks

    Note The Windows XP CD is the preferred media in the following steps. However, the Windows XP boot disks will work if you do not have the CD.
To install Windows XP to a new folder (also known as a parallel installation), follow these steps:
  1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD (or boot disks). To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
  2. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears on the screen, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to begin Windows XP Setup.
  4. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  5. Select the partition in which you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER.
  6. Select the Leave the current file system intact (no changes) option, and then press ENTER to continue.
  7. Press ESC to install to a different folder.

    If the Setup program detects another operating system folder, it prompts you to type the name for the new folder after the backslash (\), for example, \WINXP. If there are no other operating systems detected, the Setup program automatically names the folder \Windows. For more information about how to change the folder name on new installations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    315242  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315242/ ) How to designate the original folder name for a reinstallation of Windows XP
  8. Press ENTER to continue.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.
If you have successfully installed Windows XP, you are finished.

If these steps did not help you install Windows XP to a new folder, go to the "Next Steps" section.
Back to the top Method 5: Perform a multiple boot operation loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Use this method to install Windows XP as a separate operating system on your computer. This lets you install more than one operating system and select which operating system that you want to use every time that you start your computer. For more information about how to multiple boot Windows XP and other versions of Windows and MS-DOS, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 217210  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217210/ ) How to multiple boot Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, and MS-DOS If you have successfully installed Windows XP, you are finished. If these steps did not help you install Windows XP, go to the "Next Steps" section

WINDOWS VISTA INSTALLATION PROCESS

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This article describes how to install Windows Vista. You can upgrade to Windows Vista from an earlier version of Microsoft Windows or you can perform a "clean installation" of Windows Vista. When you perform a clean installation, files that were part of the previous installation are deleted before you install Windows Vista. This article also provides tools to help you determine which kind of installation is right for your computer.

This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.

You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.
Back to the top Before you get started loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); Before you begin to install Windows Vista, make sure that you have everything that you need for the installation. Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements to install and run Windows Vista. Also, determine whether you must perform an upgrade or a clean installation of Windows Vista. Use the information in this section to help you make these determinations. Internet Connection loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); Make sure that you can connect to the Internet. System requirements loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); The following list describes the recommended minimum hardware requirements for basic functionality of the different editions of Windows Vista. Actual hardware requirements vary, depending on system configuration and on the programs and the features that you install. If you install Windows Vista over a network, additional hard disk space may be required.

Windows Vista Home Basic
  • 800-megahertz (MHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 800-MHz 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 512 megabytes (MB) of system memory

    Note On system configurations that use system memory as graphics memory, at least 448 MB of system memory must be available to the operating system after some memory is allocated for graphics.
  • DirectX 9-class graphics card
  • 32 MB of graphics memory
  • 20-gigabyte (GB) hard disk that has 15 GB of free hard disk space
  • Internal or external DVD drive
  • Internet access capability
  • Audio output capability
Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate
  • 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • Windows Aero-capable graphics card

    Note This includes a DirectX 9-class graphics card that supports the following:
    • A WDDM driver
    • Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
    • 32 bits per pixel
  • 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
  • 40-GB hard disk that has 15 GB of free hard disk space (the 15GB of free space provides room for temporary file storage during the install or upgrade.)
  • Internal or external DVD drive
  • Internet access capability
  • Audio output capability
Note A Windows Aero-capable graphics card is a graphics card that meets the following requirements:
  • Supports a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) driver
  • Has a DirectX 9-class graphics processor unit (GPU) that supports Pixel Shader 2.0
  • Supports 32 bits per pixel
  • Passes the Windows Aero acceptance test in the Windows Driver Kit (WDK)
For more information about system requirements for Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 919183  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919183/ ) System requirements for Windows Vista Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); If your computer is running Windows XP, use the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to help you determine if your computer can run Windows Vista. To run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, visit the following Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx) Upgrade paths from earlier versions loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); The following Web site explains the installation options to help you decide whether to perform an upgrade or a clean install when you are you upgrade to Windows Vista from Windows XP or from Microsoft Windows 2000: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradepaths.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradepaths.mspx) Back to the top Upgrade to Windows Vista from an earlier version of Windows loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); To upgrade the current Windows operating system on your computer to Windows Vista, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer and make sure that the current version of Windows has started.
  2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray. Wait a moment for the Setup program to start automatically.
  3. If the Setup program does not start automatically, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start and then click Run.
    2. Type Drive:\setup.exe and then click OK.

      Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer’s DVD drive.
  4. When the Setup program starts and the Install now screen appears, click Install now.

    Note When you receive with the Get important updates for installation message, click Go Online.
  5. Click Upgrade when the Which type of installation do you want? screen appears.

    If you cannot click Upgrade and you receive an error message, go to the "Troubleshooting" section if you are comfortable trying to troubleshoot, or go to the "Next Steps" section to determine your next steps.
  6. Follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.
If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the upgrade to Windows Vista.

If the installation does not finish or you receive an error message, and you are comfortable trying to troubleshoot the problem, go to the "Troubleshooting" section for more information about common issues and their resolutions. If you are not comfortable trying to troubleshoot the issue, go to the "Next Steps" section.
Back to the top Perform a clean installation loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); There are two ways to perform a clean installation of Windows Vista. The first method is to install Windows Vista by running the Setup program from the current version of Windows on your computer. The second method is to start the computer from the Windows Vista DVD. First, try method 1. If it does not work, try method 2.

Warning In a clean installation, existing data on your computer is deleted. This data includes personal data, settings, hardware driver information, and software programs. After you install the operating system, you must also reinstall all programs. Make sure that you back up personal data to disks or other external storage devices before you perform a clean installation.
Method 1: Perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by running Setup from the current version of Windows loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista from the current version of Windows on the computer, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer and make sure that the current version of Windows has started.
  2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray. Wait a moment for the Setup program to start automatically.
  3. If the Setup program does not start automatically, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start and then click Run.
    2. Type Drive:\setup.exe and then click OK.

      Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer’s DVD drive.
  4. When the Setup program starts and the Install now screen appears, click Install now.
  5. When the Which type of installation do you want? screen appears, click Custom (advanced). The follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.
If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the installation successfully.

If the installation does not finish or you receive an error message, and you are comfortable trying to troubleshoot the problem, go to the "Troubleshooting" section for more information about common issues and their resolutions. If you are not comfortable trying to troubleshoot the issue, go to the "Next Steps" section.
Method 2: Perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by starting the computer from the Windows Vista DVD loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); Note The computer must be configured to start from the DVD drive. For information about how to configure the computer to start from the DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with the computer. Or, contact the computer manufacturer.

To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by starting the computer from the Windows Vista DVD, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer.
  2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray.
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key.
  5. Follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.
If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the installation successfully.

If the installation does not finish or you receive an error message, and you are comfortable trying to troubleshoot the problem, go to the "Troubleshooting" section. If you are not comfortable trying to troubleshoot the issue, go to the “Next Steps” section.
Back to the top Troubleshooting "Upgrade has been disabled" error messageWhen you try to upgrade to Windows Vist... loadTOCNode(1, 'whattotry'); "Upgrade has been disabled" error message loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry'); When you try to upgrade to Windows Vista, the Upgrade option may be unavailable. If this issue occurs, you receive the following message: Upgrade has been disabledThis issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
  • You cannot upgrade the operating system to Windows Vista. (Not every Windows operating system can be upgraded to Windows Vista.) Go to the "Next Steps" section.
  • You did not start the computer by using the current operating system. Instead, you started the computer from the Windows Vista DVD. To resolve this issue, start the computer by using the current operating system. Then, run the Setup program.
  • The operating system is installed on a partition that uses the FAT32 file system. To resolve this issue, convert the file system on the partition to use the NTFS file system. For more information about how to resolve this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 307881  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881/ ) How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP
  • The partition on which you want to install the upgrade to Windows Vista has insufficient space on the hard disk. To resolve this issue, free additional space on the hard disk. For more information about how to use the Disk Cleanup tool to free hard disk space, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310312  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312/ ) Description of the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows XP
Back to the top More error messages loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry'); For a list of other common Windows Vista upgrade issues and their resolutions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 930743  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930743/ ) A list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles is available to help troubleshoot error messages that you may receive when you try to upgrade to Windows Vista

MS OFFICE INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

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installing the Microsoft Office Suite

Colby-Sawyer offers this software through Microsoft's Campus Agreement program. All students are licensed to use it on their personal computers for the term of the college's agreement with Microsoft. Graduating students are granted perpetual licenses. Students who otherwise leave the college are no longer licensed and must uninstall the software.

These instructions are for installing the Office suite on a student-owned computer that is connected to the campus network. It is recommended to use a WIRED connection for this. This procedure can also be used to update or change an existing installation of Office, but only if it was originally installed from this source
(More information...).

Off-campus students, faculty, and staff please click here.

This software is licensed for Colby-Sawyer student-owned computers ONLY.

The network-accessible install package of Office 2003 Professional is the current version of the suite, which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Publisher. It is the campus standard, used by all faculty and staff, and is found on all College-owned computers.
Please refer to this web page for information on using this procedure to update an installation of Office that was originally installed from this network install point.

Be sure that your computer meets the
System Requirements listed below. For Macintosh computers, the Office 2004 package for Mac is available, but not via the network. Please call extension 3779 for details.

First, check to see what version of Office is installed. Look in the Start Menu, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs and the list of currently installed programs. If you find something other than Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, then it is not the college's current version. Students may decide to keep whatever is already on their computer, but the recommendation is to take advantage of the college's Microsoft benefits, and get the most current version. So, if you decide to run this installation, you should uninstall your other version of Office first, add this page to your Favoritesthen reboot your computer and return to this page.

Highlight the bolded text below then right-click on it. Click Copy.

\csctower2\Office03Pro\SETUP.EXE

Click Start, Run ... Right-click in the Open: field and click Paste.

Figure 1. Paste the command and click OK.

If you are asked to provide your username and password please type colbys and backward slash \ before your user name. Example: colbys\mjones

In a moment Office 2003 Setup should start. Follow the screen shots below.

Figure 2. Preparing to install ...

Figure 3. Enter your name and initials if you wish, then click Next.

Figure 4. Choose Typical Install and click Next. Note the Description section. You may also choose Complete Install, but be aware that it takes longer.

Figure 5. Click Install.

Figure 6. Installation will take some time. Please be patient.

Figure 7. Installation successful. Click Finish.

Click here for instructions (on-campus only) to set up Outlook for your College email account after your Office installation is finished.

If you have any questions or problems, please call Information Resources at the numbers listed below.

David Levine Ext. 3779
Jean Goldsborough Ext. 3575
Barbara Marty Ext. 3626







Microsoft Office 2003 Professional System Requirements:


Windows XP or Windows 2000 (SP 3+) Cannot be installed on Windows 98 or ME


Pentium 233-MHz or faster processor (Pentium III or better recommended)

128 MB of RAM or greater

400 MB of available hard-disk space

CD-ROM or DVD drive

Super VGA (600 X 800) or higher-resolution monitor

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