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Once the boot sequence has been switched to the DVD drive in the PC's BIOS, the computer can be booted from the BartPE disk. First, a progress monitor appears, followed a little while later by the Windows XP boot logo (even if Windows Server 2003 was used to create the DVD).
After a few moments the desktop background of BartPE appears. Windows attempts to alter the resolution to 800x600 pixels, and nearly always succeeds - the resolution can be manually set higher later on.
Immediately following the boot process, you are asked whether you want to enable network support. If the computer is connected to a network, the question should be answered in the affirmative.
Configuration options are many and varied. It's easiest if a DHCP server with DNS support is available in the network - if so, all settings are made automatically. If this is not the case, the IP addresses can be assigned manually, as shown below.