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How to Install Windows 7 Guide

Microsoft Windows 7 is far better than old operating systems. User Friendly environment has made it a radical release of Microsoft. As Microsoft is about to end the support for Windows XP we have to move on to a better operating system.Here is a comparative way to install Windows 7. We hope that even a newbie can follow this guide and can install or upgrade its copy of Windows 7.

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Before you begin, be sure about whether you want to upgrade your current OS or install a fresh copy. There are two options to choose from during the Windows 7 installation process:

  • Upgrade: This option changes your current version of Windows with Windows 7, and keeps your files and settings as it on your computer.
  • Custom: This option changes your current version of Windows with Windows 7, but doesn’t keep your files and settings

Method 1: UPGRADE

  1. In order to UPGRADE, turn on your computer. Wait for the Windows to boot normally.

    Note: If you have put the Windows 7 installation disc in the dvd rom then your computer may prompt you to boot from installation disc. Don’t press any key as you are not going to install fresh windows.

  2. After Windows has booted, if you have not entered a Windows 7 installation disc, insert the disc into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn’t, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click your DVD drive to open the Windows 7 installation disc, and then double-click setup.exe.
  3.  On the Get Important Updates for installation page, Microsoft recommends getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. However, you need an Internet connection to get installation updates.
  4.  On the license terms page, check the “I accept the license terms”, and then click Next.
  5.  On the Which type of installation do you want? Page, click Upgrade to begin the upgrade. You might see a compatibility report.
  6.  Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7.

Method 2:  CUSTOM

Note: Formatting your hard disk during a custom installation of Windows 7 permanently erases everything on the partition that you are formatting. Back up any files and settings you want to keep so that you can restore them after the installation is complete.

In order to format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you will need to boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

  • In order to format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you will need to boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.
  • Boot your computer with Windows 7 installation disc in the dvd rom.
  • Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.
  • On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.
  • On the License terms page, check “I accept the license terms”, and then click Next.
  • On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.
  • On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).
  • Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.
  • When you’ve finished formatting, click Next.

Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.

 Note: Installing Windows 7 usually takes about 15-30 minutes however actual time depends on the specs of your machine.