In this Article, we will discuss Pre-Installation Steps / Reinstallation or Clean Installation of Windows 7. Before we proceed, do make sure you have downloaded the Windows 7 ISO and have already burned the IMG into a USB/DVD.
IMPORTANT : - You need to prepare your computer before initiating the installation of the Windows 7. Since you are installing a completely new operating system, all programs that are currently on your computer will be deleted.
- Back up all of your all your files and folders onto an external source such as a DVD, CD, Flash-Drive, External Hard Drive, Thumb-Drive or USB Drive. If you have a second partition of your hard drive, you can copy and paste your data to this partition including any previously downloaded software.
- Make a note of all your install files for any programs on your computer such as programs downloaded and paid for from the internet. CD/DVD installation programs (IE, Office, Project Professional) and the licenses for these products such as license keys, serial numbers, activation codes and product keys. These programs will need to be reinstalled later.
- Make sure you write down the Product Key for Windows 7. You will need this number to complete the activation.
- If you are using an external device to back up your files, disconnect the device.
- You need to have at least 10GB spare in the system to install Windows 7. Check the properties of the C Drive to make sure you have enough space before you begin.
- Before starting to make sure Bootable USB/DVD is in the System at recommended locations. Then Turn off your system.
INSTALLING WINDOWS 7
First, press power button to turn on your computer:- You will be prompted to press any key to start Windows Setup (E.g. Enter, Space Bar, etc...). Immediately hit the Key.
Once you pressed the key on right time:- then you will see the following screen.
Once Windows Setup will start the process:- You'll be asked to select your Language, Time & Currency format, and Keyboard input method.
Now in the next step:- we recommend you to select the "Custom Installation" when prompted, as shown in the following Screen.
This will allow you to format the drive and install a fresh copy of Windows 7.
Choose the partition that you want to install Windows on.
For Clean Installation: - You can format the chosen partition by clicking "Drive Option (Advanced)", Then "Format".
NOTE: - This action will not be reversible, and you will lose everything in this selected partition.
- You can also delete additional partitions that you don't use anymore and combine their free space by clicking the "Drive options" link. Select the partition you want to delete to turn it into unallocated space.
- Make sure if you see any drive heaving 100MB Space, Leave it as it is. Basically, 100MB space is recommended for System working. (if it is not listed in there, then simply ignore it, this means system took it on its own.)
Wait while Windows installs. This will take around 20-30 minutes, and you won't be prompted to do anything until it's finished. Your system might restart several times, so let it do what requires.
Once the process is done, then create your user account. You'll be asked to create a user account and give the computer a name. Create your user account to proceed.
Enter your product key:- You'll be prompted to enter your product key so that Windows can be activated. You'll have up to 30 days to do this, but it's recommended that you enter the product key now.
Select "Use recommended settings" for Windows Update. This will ensure that you always have the latest updates available.
Set your date and time. You'll be prompted to set the current time and date. Many computers will have this automatically correct thanks to the BIOS.
Wait for setup to complete. Windows will begin preparing your desktop, which may take a few minutes. Once this is complete.
Once it’s done, Then you can use your System.
We recommend first install Drivers for Motherboard and then start using the system normally.
Once you are connected to the internet:- It will ask you to select your network type. This will affect how your computer appears on the network and what other devices can access. Make sure to select "Public network" if you aren't at home or work to help protect your computer.
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