System Build

XP Installation

  • Boot OEM XP Installation and Install Microsoft Windows XP
  • Delete all partitions, and create a new one of the maximum size
  • Allow Windows to complete installation with all defaults

First Boot

Software Installation

  • After rebooting, go to My Computer / Manage.
  • Under the Services tab:
    • Disable “Wireless Zero Config” service for all desktops.
    • Disable “Remote Registry” service for all XP Pro Systems.
  • Install
  • Install
    • Uncheck All Boxes except Windows Live Sign-in Assistant, Photo Gallery and  
  • Go to and install Flash, Shockwave Players, and Adobe Acrobat 8 without toolbars or add-ons
    • Run once, “Do not show this again,” then install updates.  
  • Install Spybot Search & Destroy
    • Uncheck ALL checkboxes
    • Run, ignore System Restore box, and install all updates
    • Immunize All, but DO NOT enable “Permanent blocking.”
  • Install the following to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Codecs
  • Avast! Antivirus Free (or commercial) edition
    • Avast is free from home users. Companies should purchase a Commercial Version. Please call for assistance, and we can get a good group price together for your entire office.

If you need further instruction, please call Zacque at 865.384.8927

Please note: do not install:

Norton antivirus, Symantic Antivirus or McAfee Antivirus software… At this point it is taken care of and they hog system resources.