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How to Install Windows 7

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How to Install Windows 7


Minimum Requirements

  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 16 GB of available disk space
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory
  • DVD-R/W Drive
  • Internet access (to activate and get updates)

Step: 1 Insert the Windows DVD

Insert your Windows 7 DVD media into your DVD drive and reboot your
computer. If you’re asked to press a key to boot from DVD or CD, press any
key. A black window will appear momentarily while the DVD content is read.

windows loading files

Next, a Starting Windows screen will appear.


Note : If the Windows installation page doesn’t appear and you’re not asked to
press a key to start from DVD or CD, you might have to specify that your
computer uses its DVD or CD drive as the startup device.

Step: 2 Click On the Next Button

After a few moments you will see the first prompt:


Click “Next” unless you want to change some regional settings for the
installation process.

Step: 3 Click On The Install Now Button


Click on the “Install now” button.

Step: 4 Accept The License Terms

Next, accept the license terms and click on “Next”.


Step: 5 Select Custom Tab


The next step is to pick the installation partition. Since this computer
has a new hard disk that hasn’t been formatted before, you will only have
the option to create a new partition on it.

Step: 6 Create Partitions On Hard Disk

If you don’t want to specify a specific partition to install Windows on, or
create partitions on your hard disk, click Next to begin the installation.
The installation process will then create a partition on all the available
disk space, and format it.


The setup process will now begin to copy files from the installation DVD
media to the hard disk.


Process could take a while depending on the type of hardware your computer

Step: 7 Insert Username for PC

The computer will reboot, and the next thing you’ll see is the prompt to
set the user’s and computer’s name. By default, the computer’s name will be
username-PC, where username is the username you’ve entered.

Click on “Next”.


Enter the user’s password. Remember this password, as it will be the ONLY
user on the system, and unless you create an additional user or enable the
built-in administrator. Click on “Next”.

Step : 8 Insert Password For PC


If you do not have the product key at hand you can still click “Next”, and
proceed with the installation. You will be asked to enter the product key
after Windows is installed.


Step: 9 Choose sort of protection

Choose what sort of protection your computer gets. The recommended settings
are best for someone that doesn’t plan to hide their computer behind a
corporate firewall (and even then, in some cases, this would be the best

Note that this setting will also have effect on how the computer uses the
Microsoft Windows Update features.


Step: 10 Choose Time Zone and Location

Choose your time zone and location and click on “Next”.


Select your network location type. This setting can be changed later, but
do note that choosing a profile will have effect on the Windows Firewall
and sharing settings.

Click on “Next”.

Step:  Final Step Select the Network


Windows will finalize the settings and your desktop will appear.


This concludes the Windows 7 installation. Next, you would probably want to
update your computer with the latest patches from Microsoft.