2. You should see the following screen. Hit any key to continue.
3. When you see the screen below, press the ENTER key.
4. When you see the agreement screen, press F8.
5. Make sure that your current XP installation is highlighted, then press Rto repair it.
6. Prepare to wait a long time while new Windows files are copied to your hard drive. I waited about 20 minutes.
7. Once the copying is done, the PC will reboot. You can pop out the install CD at this point if you want to.
8. If you left the CD in, you’ll see this screen. DO NOT press any keys.
9. Now you’ll see Windows boot up, but it’s not ready yet.
10. Once you see the next screen, you’ll be waiting another 40 minutes or more for Windows to finish installing.
11. Now you’ll be prompted for language options. It’s ok to press Nextif you like.
12. Now you need to enter the Windows Product Key I mentioned above.
13. After this, Windows will reboot once more, but it’s pretty much back to normal.
You’re personal files, Favorites and even most of your installed programs should still be there. The only hassle left now, is that you will have to re-activate Windows. Normally it’s no big deal. Just follow the instructions when you are prompted to do this.