Installing SharePoint on Windows® 7
Windows 7 is the latest operating system developed and supported by Microsoft. Microsoft Windows 7 helps you to protect your data from the security threats that counterfeit software. Windows 7 also gives you access to support from Microsoft and its partners, along with updates and downloads, to help you get the most out of your computer. Windows 7 is available in 3 features for downloading that are Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional Full and Windows 7 Ultimate. Microsoft SharePoint makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint, you may set up websites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions. SharePoint Server may be 64-bit only. SharePoint Server may require 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2. Also, SharePoint Server may require 64-bit SQL Server 2008 or 64-bit SQL Server 2005. Hence SharePoint can be compatible with Windows 7.
Following are the tips to install SharePoint on Windows 7:
- Install SharePoint on Windows 7
- Download from an authenticated website
- Keep your system free from virus
Install SharePoint on Windows 7
Start up the SharePoint installer and you may get the same error while trying to install SharePoint. Start up Process Explorer while the installer Splashscreen is running and you may see the path C:Program Files (x86)MSECacheoserver2010. Browse to that directory and there you can modify the config files. Once you have modified the config file, you may be able to install SharePoint Server on your Windows 7 system.
Download from an authenticated website
To install SharePoint installer in your system, you may need to depend on other websites. There are plenty of websites available in the market. But sometimes all these websites may not be genuine. So ensure that the websites you are using is an authorized website or manufacturer’s website that's genuine. Through the fake websites your system may get affected by viruses. So authentication of website has an important role while installing SharePoint installer.
Before installing a SharePoint installer in your system, make sure that your system is free from any malware programs or viruses. Otherwise, you may encounter an error message while installing the driver or else your installing process may not get completed. So, it is always better to install good updated antivirus software before installing the SharePoint installer so that it can clean your system by removing all your existing viruses and also detects and deletes malware entering during the installation of SharePoint installer.
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