installing an OS - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2006, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12
Send a message via AIM to speed24
Default installing an OS

hello, i am new here and dont know much about computers. i need to get a new computer for college. i am planning on getting it from cyberpowerpc.com. the school i am going to is giving the sudents a software package which includes microsoft xp pro. so i can save like 100$ by ordering the pc without microsoft xp but i am not sure if i will be able to install it. i was wondering how hard it is to install the OS. thanks in advance.
__________________

speed24 is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 406
Send a message via AIM to Tox1cThreat
Default

EASY.. Ive done it plenty of times..

theres also tons of guides online that you can follow.. ally ou really need to do is boot from CD, create a partition (it basically does it for you) and let it install.. the only trhing the user does is to tell the system your name and set the time and date...

and of course customize it after its installed..
__________________

__________________
<center></center>
Tox1cThreat is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,191
Default

Stick the CD in the drive and turn the computer on.

Follow the on-screen instructions to install your OS.
The General is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12
Send a message via AIM to speed24
Default

thanks
speed24 is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: West Babylon, New York
Posts: 2,021
Send a message via AIM to Pepsiboy700 Send a message via MSN to Pepsiboy700
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by The General
Stick the CD in the drive and turn the computer on.

Follow the on-screen instructions to install your OS.
Lol....

It really is that simple. Microsoft did good there atleast.
Pepsiboy700 is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 06:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12
Send a message via AIM to speed24
Default

i just order the computer. i cant wait til i recieve it. thanks for all the help.
speed24 is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 07:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,191
Default

Make sure you get all the drivers and stuff, no big deal.

In fact, I think if you run that "Windows Update" thing, it installs drivers now. I dunno though, I'm a Windows n00b. (I like being a Windows n00b )
The General is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 08:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12
Send a message via AIM to speed24
Default

i think it said it comes with all the drivers.
speed24 is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 09:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,191
Default

Okay cool, then it will be even easier.
__________________

The General is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.