Installing Windows XP Home Edition

Now that you've put this sweet machine together and set up your BIOS, it's time to load up Windows. Windows XP Home Edition is what makes everything come together; it's what allows your software to talk with your components and make them work. Even if you don't have any other software installed, Windows XP gives you a basic bundle that allows you to configure an Internet and/or email account, write plain text in Notepad, burn CDs, chat via Windows Messenger, and play music CDs. It even includes a couple of basic games, such as Classic Solitaire and FreeCell.

Installing Windows can be confusing if you don't know what you're doing. It's not difficult, but if you don't know much about what settings you prefer, ...

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