Clean Install Windows® 7 to Upgrade from Windows® XP
Learn about the need for clean installation to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 Home Premium.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. It provides many advanced and new features as compared to the Windows XP operating system. If your system contains the Windows XP operating system, you may want to upgrade to Windows 7. Clean installation is the best choice for the upgrade process. Clean installation erases all the data from the hard disk and installs a fresh copy of the Windows 7 operating system. In order to run clean installation, you need to use a good Windows 7 installation CD. After inserting the installation CD, you need to reboot your system and choose the 'Boot from CD' option. Then, you can see the installation wizard with many instructions. By carefully following the instructions, you can easily perform the clean installation process.
Given below are the things to keep in mind while performing a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium on a Windows XP based computer:
- Check the power supply
- Checks product key and computer hardware
- Back up the hard drive
Check the power supply
Power supply failure prevents the installation process. So, before starting the installation process you need to keep full charge battery. It helps to avoid power failure to an extent. Also, you need to check the power circuit connection for your system. You need to connect power circuits properly.
Checks product key and computer hardware
Before starting the installation procedure, you need to check whether the product key is available or not. Product key is used for the installation and activation process of the OS. If the product key is not available or the available product key is not a valid one, then you will not be able to complete the installation process. Also, before the installation process you need to check the hardware set-up, i.e. you should connect your computer to the keyboard, monitor, CD drive, and so on. Also, check the minimum hard drive space and the connection to the external devices.
In order to restore the system when the installation process has failed, due to any reason, you need to take a proper backup. Entire hard disk backup is the best choice. You need to store the backed up data in a separate removable media. Do not store the backup on the system as system crash may result in data loss.
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