Windows 2000 Professional step by step installation process part 01 - Windows Project.

 

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Installing Windows 2000 Professional (Part 01).

 

   Install Windows 2000 Professional (W2k pro) with screenshot, is design to guide user using screenshot (all screen capture, image on the page) that taken on the actual installation process of the Windows 2000 Professional operating system.  You can use this step by step guide to install and setup Windows 2000 Professional on i386 machine, but you must make appropriate adjustment that suitable to your system configuration and network configuration for your machine and network environment.  There is some part on this installation process that may require you to consult your system administrator.

 

Objective:

1.  Install Windows 2000 Professional on Intel base machine (i386 PC).

 

Tools and Equipments;

1.  Operating System manual.

2.  Operating system Windows 2000 Professional installation CD's.

3.  A set of complete Personal Computer (PC).

 

Safety:

1.  Follow the right Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

2.  Make necessary backup for your system (incase something wrong happen).

3.  Make sure that you have the right tools while working on this installation project.

4.  Prepare the necessary documentations as reference when needed.

 

Knowledge and ability:

Upon the completion of this Windows 2000 installation project, you will be able to:

1.  Install new operating system on your personal computer (PC).

2.  Able to make new partition on the hard drive.

3.  Able to Format the partition using NTFS file system.

4.  Configure the Windows 2000 Professional operating system on personal computer (PC).

 

Install Windows 2000 Professional step-by-step procedure with screenshot.

 

1.  Set your computer to boot from the CD-ROM drive by changing computer BIOS Boot Sequence setting

 

2.  Insert Windows 2000 Proffessional CD into the CD-ROM drive and reboot the computer so that the computer will boot from Windows 2000 installation CD-ROM that already on the CD-ROM drive.

 

3.  After your computer boot the Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROM, Windows 2000 Setup then start checking the system configuration and loading files driver.

 

Windows 2000 screenshot: Setup loading files

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4.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen, then display the Welcome to Setup.  Press [ ENTER ] to set up Windows 2000 or press  [ R ] key to repair a Windows 2000 installation or if you want to quit the installation process now, press [ F3 ] key.

 

Press [ENTER] key to proceed with the installation process.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Welcome to Setup

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5.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup, detect that the hard disk is new or has been erased, or that your computer running on operating system that is incompatible with windows 2000.

 

NOTE: Make sure that your hard disk is new or not contain any data, because the installation will destroy all data on the disk. 

*  Best practice, make backup before upgrading or installing new software on the system. *

 

Press [C] key to proceed with the setup process.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Setup disk

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6.  Windows 2000 Licensing Agreement screen.  Read the licensing agreement carefully, use the [ Page Down ] and  [ Page Up ] key to scroll down and up the licensing agreement.  If you find the licensing agreement acceptable, press [ F8 ] to agree and press [ Esc ] key if you not agree with the licensing agreement term.

 

Press [F8] key to proceed with the setup process.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Licensing Agreement

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7.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen then display the existing partition information.  Delete unwanted partition, or you can select the unpartition space to make space for your Windows 2000 Professional.

To delete partition, press [D] key.

 

Highlight the unpartition space then press [C] key to create a partition.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Partition information

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8.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup then display the size of unpartition space on the disk.

 

To resize your partition, enter the desire partition space (size in MB) for the partition then,

Press [ENTER] key to create the new partition space.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Creates partition

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9.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen then display the disk partition information.  To create more partition on disk highlight the un-partition space then, press [C] key.

 

To set up Windows 2000 on the desire partition, highlight the New <Unformatted> , make sure that this partition space is enough to put the Windows 2000 Operating system then,

 

Press [ENTER] key to install Windows 2000 Professional on the selected partition.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Select partition

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Note:  This is the last point to Quit the installation process without destroying any data on the disk.  There is no turning point after this step.  To quit the installation process without destroying any data on the disk, press [ F3 ] key.

 

10.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen then prompt that the partition selected is not formatted.   In order to make your disk useable, disk formatting is the process to prepare the computer hard disk to used file system.  On this screen there is two type of file system that you can use choose from; for the operating system NTFS filesystem or FAT file system.  One of the advantages of using NTFS file system on Windows 2000 is the increase of security features.

 

Highlight the Format the partition using the NTFS file system, to format the partition using NTFS file system then,

 

Press [ENTER] key to continue.

Windows 2000 screenshot: format partition

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Recommended reading and digging on the different between NTFS file system and FAT file system:

 

NTFS vs. FAT: Which Is Right for You?

Basic information on NTFS and FAT

Comparison of file systems

 

 

11.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen then display that the partition is being formatted and the progress bar show percentage of the partition being formatted.  Wait for a while, this procedure may take some time depending on the size of the partition and the speed of the computer it self.

 

Windows 2000 screenshot: Formatting

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12.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen then copies files to the Windows 2000 installation folder.  The progress bar show percentage of  the files that already being copies to the Windows 2000 installation folder.  Wait for a while, this process may take some time to complete...

 

Windows 2000 screenshot: Copy files

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13.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen than display that the portion of setup has complete successfully, remove any bootable media.

 

Press [ENTER] key to restart the computer or you can wait for setup to restart your computer automatically.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Reboot computer

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14.  After restart, the Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional screen will be display and starting up your Windows 2000 Professional for a first time.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Starting up

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15.  Windows 2000 Setup screen display please wait...

Windows 2000 screenshot: Please wait

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16.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen then display, Welcome to the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard.  The Windows 2000 Setup Wizard will gather information about you and the computer to setup Windows 2000 Profesional operating system properly on your computer.

 

Note: From this Setup Wizard screen onwards, you can start using your mouse to click on the button instead using the keyboard.

 

Click [Next >] button to continue with the setup process.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Setup Wizard

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17.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen display Installing Devices.  On this screen, Setup detect and installing devices on the computer.  Setup also inform that the screen of the computer may flicker for a few seconds.  Wait for a while for setup to finish detecting and installing the devices on the computer.

 

Windows 2000 screenshot: Install Devices

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18.  Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen then display Regional Settings, in this setup screen you can customize the system locale and the user locale for all users on the computer by clicking the [ Customize... ] button,  or you can accept the default setting that the system locale is set to English (United States), and the user locale is set to English (United States) for all users on the computer.

In this example, the default setting for the keyboard layout is US Keyboard layout, you can customize this keyboard layout setting by clicking the  [ Customize... ] button.

 

Click [Next >] button to continue with the setup process.

Windows 2000 screenshot: Regional Settings

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Continue to:-

NEXT:  Step by step guide on installing Windows 2000 Professional - Part 02.

 

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