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Step 4

After the partition is formatted, the set-up program begins copying the system files to the hard drive. When this is completed, the PC will reboot. Remove the CD from the CD-ROM drive or the PC will ask you if you want to boot from the CD. The set-up program GUI finally displays, signaling the start of the protected-mode portion of the installation. Progress is marked by the changing of the messages that are displayed with an explanation of what Windows XP can do. Windows XP begins the hardware detection phase and from there begins requesting information about your environment, such as regional and language settings, and date and time settings. You will be asked to enter the user's name and company name.

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