By "booting" do you mean when you are installing the OS for the first time or do you mean after, you've installed the OS and are beginning to use Win XP. Are you asking how is it different from all the other OS's from Microsft in the installation. If so, then the first big difference, is that you do NOT have to make a start up disk with Win XP. So long as you change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make the CD Rom drive the first device to boot, save those changes and then restart, you should have smooth sailing so long as you follow the prompts after that. Check you motherboard manual for the right way to get into your BIOS, and under which directory you will find the boot sequence option. Hope this answers your question. Once you've finished the install make certain you change the boot sequence back to make the hard drive with the OS on it the first device to boot so as to increase the boot time [this may shave a couple of seconds off the boot sequence]. BM
You can improve your booting time of windows xp just by using startup manager.
Dual booting means two operating system installed on PC. for example you install windows xp and windows vista at the same time. or windows xp and Linux on same PC. Dual booting is only a term you can install more than one operating system on one PC. for example you can install 10 windows xp copies on your 10 drives.
the three files in booting files in windows xp boot.ini ntldr and ntdetect.com
The following booting files are required to start Windows XP: NTLDR, Boot.ini, and Ntdetect.com. The following files are optional when starting Windows XP: Ntbootdd.sys and Bootsect.dos. The following files are required to start Windows 7/Vista: Bootmgr (Windows Boot Manager) and BCD (Boot Configuration Data).
Windows XP and Vista
Yes. There is a process called Dual Booting, but it requires two hard drives. Just search for "how to dual boot windows vista and windows XP?".
Because windows 7 has stablity updates the same as windows vista dose, windows xp uses unsupported service packs. as service pack 3 is now out.
All Windows XP discs are bootable anyway, and it is very unlikely to be worthwhile installing Windows XP on a machine that isn't capable of booting from a CD.
It is not possibel to install Windows XP in a PC with Windows 7 without damaging the Windows 7 boot information. Since XP is older operating System it cannot recognise 7 and destroys the Master Boot Record created by 7. However,you can install windows 7 in a PC with XP and can simultaneously have both XP and 7. Windows 7 automatically recognises XP and allows you to install in a different partition and while booting it presents with a menu from which you can choose XP or 7.
The file systems supported by Windows XP and Windows Vista are essentially the same. However, Windows Vista does not support booting from FAT32 partitions, and Windows XP does not support Windows Vista's Shadow Copy feature (which makes automatic backups of files) and will delete the backups if it accesses an NTFS Windows Vista partition.
the logon screen appears
Windows XP is a general name given to sevearl operating systems released by Microsft in the early 200's. These include: Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, WIndows XP Stater, Windows XP Media Edition, WIndows XP Tablet, Windows XP N, Windows XP K and Windows XP KN
Step 1: Partition the hard disk. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer to start the Windows XP Setup program. ...Step 2: Format the hard disk and install Windows XP.
Yes, it is called dual booting. See these websites for more information: http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_xp__stepbystep_guide_with_screenshots.htm http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed_first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm
Other than using more disc space to contain both operating systems, there are no inherent disadvantages.
By dual-booting. You install them both to the same computer and choose between them at boot.
if your have windows 7, you have windows 7. if you have windows xp, you have windows xp. that's the difference.
To get into the Windows XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting keep tapping your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu". Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Windows XP is a long time operating system from Microsoft. The bootable files in that OS are command.com, autoexec.bat, win.ini, win.ini, and ntdetect.exe. There files are needed for proper booting of the OS.