How to Install Windows® 7 Beta
The Windows 7 is a trial version, well not in every sense of the word, but it acts as a product insight into the final finished version before it is launched.
In order to install the Windows 7 Beta, it is recommended to get it downloaded directly from the Microsoft website.
The installation process is simple with little effort. One just needs to have an eye for details. To initiate this installation process straight away, first go to the Microsoft website http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx. You will need a I 80 GB blank hard disk partition into 240 GB. After partitioning this with the completed download of 2.4 GB, you will have to burn a DVD of the downloaded image. This can be done by burning the software that supports .ISO images.
We are still managing the settings and looking at the compatibility of the hardware to support this installation. After the DVD has been created, the computer has to be restarted. Quickly after this, go to BIOS settings and boot it from the CD/DVD drive. The downloading process is now in motion. In the process, you will be prompted with a question on where to install Windows. At this point, select the empty Hard Drive and simply allow it to install by itself. If you are using or installing this OS at home, you will have to select Home when another prompt pop-up asking you what kind of network is needed of you.
However, there are few things which should be kept in mind before the installation process. You should write the Product Key on some paper to easily locate it later and to shut old Windows before the install. It is also important to back up old hard drives before you start.