|First make sure, the computer starts from CDROM.|
You might have to change the boot sequence in your system bios.
Then use the windows xp installation cd and boot your computer with it.
At the point, where you get asked on which partition to use, to install windows, you get a list of the already used partitions.
If your laptop has come with only freedos and there is no other date, you might need further more, best choice is, to delete all the existing partitions by highlighting the partition and press D to delete the partition.
You'll get another screen, where you have to press L to confirm deletion.
Back on the first screen, you get listed only the unpartitioned space on that hard drive.
I would suggest to make 2 partitions on the drive, one for the windows installation and another to store your data like pictures, music, documents a.s.o.
Therefore, you have to press C to create a new partition.
Now you must enter the size of the windows partition. Normally 30 or 40 Gigabytes is more that enough. So to simplify, enter 30000 to create a 30 Gigabyte partition and press enter.
Back on the list, highlight the unpartitioned space and press C again. Now the whole rest will shown up and you simply can press enter.
After that choose the C partition and install windows xp.
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