Installing Windows XP Professional

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To demonstrate how to install or upgrade to Windows XP Professional

Target Audience

Students preparing for the Microsoft Exam 70-270


Working knowledge of Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 from administrative, support, and architectural perspectives

Expected Duration

250 min.

Course Objectives

Installing Windows XP Professional

  • prepare for an installation, discuss disk partitioning, choose a file system and explain the differences between a domain and workgroup installation.
  • install Windows XP Professional from a CD.
  • identify system requirements for installing Windows XP Professional.
  • create Answer files and understand basic Answer file syntax.
  • describe Uniqueness Database Files and Unique IDs.
  • describe how to use an Answer file and a Uniqueness Database File during setup of Windows XP Professional.
  • configure a reference computer, configure the sysprep.inf file, and use the sysprep.exe tool.
  • discuss RIS and create a remote installation boot disk.
  • identify the necessary steps when performing an upgrade.
  • upgrade Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP 6 to Windows XP Professional.
  • upgrade from Windows 98 to Windows XP Professional.
  • transfer user settings and user states.
  • activate Windows XP Professional, prepare for automatic system recovery in the event of system errors, and troubleshoot common post-installation problems.
  • troubleshoot a failed installation of Windows XP Professional.