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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Getting the Network Configuration

After you've determined what your hardware and software compatibility picture looks like, you are well on your way to being ready to install Windows XP Professional on your computer. There are only three more major areas to consider and we will be looking at the network configuration here.

If the computer that you will be installing Windows XP Professional on is not connected to a network, then you can skip this section. By network, I mean a formal (managed) network consisting of servers and client workstations that has a common naming system, uses an IP address assignment system, and uses network user accounts for access to resources. Does this sound exactly like your Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 domain–based ...

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