How to Install Windows® 7
With the commercial availability of Windows 7, users are quite excited about the prospect of Microsoft new operating system. As the demand for the installation of Windows 7 has increased manifold, it will not be out of place to focus on step–by-step process of its installation.
The Windows 7 Setup wizard offers a systematic guide for the process of installing Windows 7. When you're done with the installation process, you are ready to log on to Windows 7.
Beware that your computer will reboot many times during the installation process. So don't worry about that. You need to perform either upgrade or clean installation.
If you opt for an upgrade on a Windows version, you simply start your computer and insert the Windows 7 installation DVD to start the Windows 7 Setup wizard. However, if you perform a clean install on a non-supported operating system or a blank hard disk, you need to start your computer by inserting the Windows 7 installation DVD into the DVD drive, which starts the Windows 7 Setup wizard. A clean install requires you to select additional options as you step through the wizard, but the steps are basically the same.
Check out the Windows 7 Requirements:
- 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- 1 GB RAM for 32-bit Windows 7 OR 2 GB RAM for 64-bit Windows 7
- 16 GB available disk space 32-bit Windows 7 OR 20 GB for 64-bit Windows 7
- Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (in order to enable Aero theme)
- DVD-R/W Drive
- Internet or phone access to activate Windows 7
Instructions to be followed in order to install Windows 7:
STEP 1. Put the Windows 7 disc into your DVD drive, and then start your computer.
STEP 2. Click Install now.
STEP 3. Click an option whether to get important updates for installation.
STEP 4. choose the edition you want to install, and then click Next to continue.
STEP 5. Click the I accept the license terms check box, and then click Next to continue.
STEP 6. Click the type of installation you want: Upgrade or Custom.
STEP 7. Wait while Setup copies and installs Windows 7 on your computer. Your computer might restart several times during this process.
STEP 8. Next you need to enter few details such as, country, time, and keyboard, user accounts, product key activation, time-zone, date, and time and etc.
STEP 9. Wait while Setup configures Windows 7 prepares your desktop.