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Floppy disk and CD-Rom support in Windows XP Home

Windows XP Home is supplied on CD-Rom. The CD is also a bootable entity. You can also download the bootable floppy disks (Available here).

Boot from CD instructions - Boot from floppy drive instructions

  

OPTION 1 – Boot From Windows XP Home CD

1) Change your boot priorities in your system bios to CD-Rom first

2) Insert Windows XP Home CD-Rom and save bios settings and exit

3) Windows XP Home will automatically boot if your hard drive is blank, otherwise you will get a prompt on screen for a few seconds saying "Press any key to boot from CD" at that point hit a key 

   

  OPTION 2 – Boot From Floppy Drive and Windows XP Home CD

1) Download floppy boot disks from here:

Windows Home XP Boot Disk from here 

Windows Home XP Service Pack 1 Boot Disk from here 

Windows Home XP Service Pack 2 Boot Disk from here

2) Create Boot Disks. And label them.

3) Insert first floppy disk into drive and reboot computer. 

4) The Windows XP Home install will begin automatically boot if your hard drive is blank, otherwise you will get a prompt on screen for a few seconds saying "Press any key to boot from CD" at that point hit a key 

5) Follow on screen instructions