| Step 1:
Start the Virtual PC Console.
Double-click the selected virtual machine (or highlight it and click the Start button).
The virtual machine will start up in a window, and "boot" from the virtual floppy disk. The floppy will finish booting and leave us at the A:\> prompt. In this illustration, the virtual CD drive is "drive R:".
Enter the command r:\setup to launch the Setup program on the Windows CD.
| Step 2:
Continue following the on-screen prompts to install Windows, exactly as would be done installing Windows on a real hard disk from a real CD.
Note that when you click in the vm window, the vm will capture the mouse. Moving the mouse will then move the mouse pointer in the vm window. Mouse movement will be restricted to the boundaries of the vm window, and we will not be able to move the mouse outside the window to control the host machine or click on the host machine's desktop. To release the mouse, press the Right-Alt key on the keyboard. Then we'll be able to use the mouse on the host machine until the next time we click back in the vm window.
| Step 3:
To satisfy the compliance check, we need to swap floppies. Press the Right-Alt key to release our mouse from the vm, then drag the first Win 3.1 floppy from the host machine's desktop and drop it onto the floppy drive icon in the lower-left status bar. Now that we've inserted the floppy, click back in the vm window, instruct Setup to look in drive A:, and click Next to continue.
| Step 4:
Repeat Step 3 to insert additional floppy disks as necessary.
Continue to follow the on-screen prompts and complete the installation of Windows.
Note that as Windows searches for and installs drivers for new hardware, the hardware it sees will be the emulated hardware in the virtual machine, not the host machine's hardware.