Typically, Microsoft Windows, also commonly known as MS Windows, is a line of many proprietary graphic operating system families, all of them developed and sold by Microsoft. Among these families are Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Paint Shop, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express. Each family caters specifically to a specific segment of the computer industry. If you want to buy a new PC with any of these operating systems installed, you need to buy your PC from one of the major manufacturers that specialize in these types of products.
Microsoft Windows has two main varieties - the Embedded Basic Model (EBA), which are the low-level OS that runs on the PC without requiring installation, and the Windows ME (Metropolitan Information Format) that are the more advanced Windows OS that requires installation in order to boot up. The standard Windows setup also comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Vista Home Edition, and Windows 7 Home Edition. All of these operating systems use a Windows kernel image or boot loaders to store their programs and data. Because of their nature, all Windows operating systems partitions must be stored in what is called an up partition. An up partition is simply a special partition that stores the Windows files needed to run all the programs and devices needed by the computer.
When you create partitions using Windows, the boot loader will determine which partitions will be accessed by the system while the other ones are written over. In most cases, the first partition on the system should be set for Windows booting up. This can be done by creating what are called E McKay partitions. In order to create the boot loader partition, you should open a console window by clicking on Start, then Control Panel, then Administrative Tools.