Installing Windows XP Professional
On
Iridium Starbook 710

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Introduction

This booklet has been designed to help the novice user to set up their Starbook 710 notebook computer with Windows XP Professional. Some knowledge of computers is required to follow through this booklet. If you experience any difficulties when setting up the software, contact Mobile Support Customer Services.

Please ensure all extra devices (PC cards, Modems, Network cards, external mice etc.) are removed before starting this installation.

If you have any queries regarding any part of this installation, please do not hesitate to contact the Mobile support technical support department

Please have the following disks and CD's to hand, as theses will be required during the process of installing Windows to your hard drive.

Notebook Driver CD.
Windows XP CD and windows licence number
Windows DVD 2000 CD (only if your notebook has a DVD drive)

This Installation process may take up to 2 hours to install depending on the speed of your machine. Please backup any files required, as the hard drive is going to be completely wiped clean.

How To Use The F-disk Windows XP on your Starbook 710

F-disk is a dos based program that allows you remove any partitions from the hard drive and format the drive before installing any operating system.

1) Enter the F-Disk Program by booting from a Windows 98 boot disk.
2) Choose boot without CDROM support and wait for the system to load.
3) Type "Fdisk" at A:\>
4) Enter the fdisk by pressing enter to [Y]
5) Display Partition Information by pressing [4] and note the partitions present.
6) Press ESC to get back to the main menu and delete the partitions present by choosing number [3] Delete Partition or Logical DOS Drive.
7) You need to remove non DOS Partitions by selecting [4] Select delete non-DOS Partition and
8) Press enter to continue.
9) You will be conformed with a message "Are you sure", Press [Y] for Yes and Enter
10) After removing Partition[s] press ESC to go back to the main screen.
11) Check to see if all partitions are removed by selecting [4] View Partition Information there should no Partitions defined and press Esc and reboot the machine.

Complete Reinstall

WARNING: ALL DATA ON HARD DISK DRIVE WILL BE DELETED

These instructions assume a completely blank Hard Disk.
Follow, Fdisk Instructions Enclosed for a hard drive that contains information, and proceed from step 1 thereafter.

1. Switch the Starbook 710 On, when prompted, press CTRL-ALT-S to enter set-up.
2. Select Startup and then select Boot Device. Enable 1st boot CD-ROM Drive 2nd boot Diskette A and 3rd boot Hard Disk C.
3. Select OK and then Exit, then Exit and Save. Click on OK to confirm.
4. Insert Windows XP CD and reboot the computer. Wait while Windows XP loads some files. This may take some time.
5. Press Enter to set-up Windows XP.
6. Press to agree with License agreement.
7. Press Enter to install using un-partitioned space.
8. Press Enter to 'format the partition using the NTFS file system' and continue with the installation. This will take some time.
9. Press Enter to restart the computer.
10. Set-up will perform routine checks and continue to install windows.
11. Click Customize to change Regional and Language settings and then click OK.
12. Click Details to change input language and then click OK.
13. Click Next.
14. Type name and Organization. Press Next.
15. Carefully enter the Product ID number found on your certificate of Authenticity, which is found on the Windows manual. Click Next.
16. Choose a name for your computer and enter an administrator password. Press Next.
17. Enter the correct date and time settings. Click Next.
18. Click Next to Typical settings and then Next again. This will take a while to complete and the computer will then restart.
19. Click OK and OK again.
20. Click Next and Next again.
21. Select NO to activate windows. Click Next.
22. At least one user must be entered. Click Next.
23. Click Finish to complete the installation.
24. Remove the Windows XP CD and restart the computer. When prompted press CTRL-ALT-S to enter set-up.
25. Select Start-up then Boot Devices and change boot sequence to 1st boot Diskette A, 2nd boot Hard disk C and 3rd boot CD-ROM.
26. Select OK then Exit and then Save and Exit. Click OK to confirm.
27. The machine will boot into Windows.
28. Congratulations, you have now installed Windows XP. All that is left is to check and install, if necessary the Video, Audio, Modem and Network card drivers.


Installation of Video drivers on Starbook 710 under Windows XP

1. Boot into windows.
2. Right Click on the desktop and select properties.
3. Click the Settings tab from the menu above and change the screen area and colours to Size:
1024x768
Colours: Highest (32 Bit)
4. Apply these setting by clicking on apply then YES to keep changes and OK.


Installation of Sound Drivers on Starbook 710 Under Windows XP

1. Boot into windows.
2. You may find that Windows XP has already installed the Audio drivers. To check right -click my computer, click properties, click hardware and then click Device manager.
3. If drivers are not installed or you wish to re-install from the drivers disk, then continue.
4. Insert the drivers CD-ROM supplied with the computer.
5. The CD will auto-run and you will see the contents screen. Select open folder to view files and click OK.
6. Double click the Audio Folder.
7. Double click Set-up(Computer icon) from the menu.
8. Click Next and Next, wait for files to be copied.
9. Click Finish and restart the machine.

The Sound drivers are now installed - to test reboot the computer and you should hear a jingle as Windows restarts.

Installation of the PCI card (Modem) on Starbook 710 for Windows XP

1. Boot into Windows.
2. Insert the drivers CD supplied with the computer.
3. Right click on My Computer, click properties, click hardware and then click Device Manager.
4. Double click PCI Modem, this device is listed under Other Devices.
5. Click the reinstall driver tab.
6. Click Next and Next again.
7. Click Continue anyway.
8. Change Country for modem settings. Click OK.
9. Click Finish and then Close.


Installation of the Ethernet card on Starbook 710 for Windows XP

1. Boot into windows.
2. You may find that Windows XP has already installed the Audio drivers. To check Right -click my computer, click properties, click hardware and then click Device manager.
3. If drivers are not installed or you wish to re-install from the drivers disk, then continue.
4. Insert the drivers CD-ROM supplied with the computer.
5. The CD will auto-run and you will see the contents screen. Select open folder to view files and click OK.
6. Double click the LAN folder.
7. Double click Setup (Computer icon) from the menu.
8. Click Next.
9. Click Continue anyway.
10. Click Finish and restart the machine as requested.


Installation of the DVD software on the Starbook 710 for Windows XP

1. Insert the Win DVD 2000 CD into the drive.
2. Wait for the CD to Auto-run.
3. Click the Install InterVideo WinDVD 2000 tab.
4. Click the install now tab and wait for the set-up to start.
5. Click the Next tab, agree with the licence agreement and click yes.
6. Type the name of the computer usually Starbook 710 and the serial number from the envelope of the Win DVD 2000 CD and click Next.
7. Click the Next tab, select the typical installation, click Next and wait for the files to be copied.
8. Click Finish to complete the set-up.
9. Click Finish and restart the machine.

Please note when using some DVD's they have PC Friendly software to view the DVD film. Please DO NOT INSTALL this as they tend to conflict with the WinDVD Software