Install Windows® XP in Sony® VAIO Y Series
How to install Windows XP in Sony VAIO Y series
Windows XP powered by Microsoft® is a multi-tasking operating system (OS) for use on laptops, desktops and media centers. It allows users to switch between applications and continue working even when any of the open applications freeze abruptly. The ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’ functionality in this OS allows users to restart the Internet browser whenever it stops responding. The file deletion process occurs at a flashing speed in Windows XP via the New Technology File System (NTFS).
The following points will provide a better understanding of installing Windows XP in Sony VAIO Y series:
- How to install Windows XP in Sony VAIO Y Series?
- Things to remember prior installation
- Clean installation in Windows XP
How to install Windows XP in Sony VAIO Y Series?
Windows XP is bootable via CD/DVD-ROM or boot disk. To perform this 30 min installation process on Sony VAIO Y series, insert the Windows XP CD and restart the laptop. Upon being prompted to start from CD, hit SPACEBAR. Upon reaching the Setup page, press ENTER. Users will be directed to Licensing Agreement page, read and press F8. Select the default un- partitioned space for installation and format it via NTFS file system. The OS restarts and displays Regional and Language Options page, accept the default settings to continue with the process. Personalize the software page. On the Your Product Key page enter the code. Identify the laptop with a unique name and administrator password. Reset date & time, and allow the system to configure on the Networking Settings. The system will restart and displays Display Settings dialog followed by Monitor Settings dialog. Click OK to continue the final stage of setup.
Things to remember prior installation
It is important to create backup of critical documents onto the CD, since the process involves the complete removal of the data stored on the system disk drives. Also, it is necessary to locate 25-digit alphanumeric code that is unique to the currently installed copy of the Windows XP.
Clean installation in Windows XP
Upon confronting major system damage, it becomes mandatory to wipe clean the Windows XP system and begin from scratch. This process is referred as “Clean Install”. Clean install improves stability and performance of the OS while ensuring the old files are not transferred to the new system.