After you have chosen to boot from the CD, you will have to wait a few minutes. The disk will check your hard drive to see if windows XP is currently installed on it. After the disk has made its check you should see a screen like the one in the first picture on this page. You will want to press Enter because you are planning on installing Windows XP on your system. If you realize that you have data on your hard drive and need to back it up, now would be the time to press F3 and exit the installation program to back it up.
There are three buttons on the first three generation of Surface, including a capacitive Windows button near the display that opens the Start Screen, and two physical buttons on the sides: power and volume. The fourth generation removed the capacitive windows button on the screen. 2b1af7f3a8