Common Problems of Microsoft® Windows® 7 Installation Process
What are the various issues that may arise while installing Windows 7?
There are several issue related to Windows 7. One of the major issues includes the freezing of Windows 7, which is popularly known as blue screen error. However, this issue can be resolved by changing to the latest BIOS version. Another problem can be when Windows 7 does not recognize any of your hard drives. While installing Windows 7 you can get various issues which are largely related to software or hardware corruption. Sometimes you can have problems with the system requirements.
The common installation problems of Windows 7 and tips to resolving them can be listed as follows:
- Back Up Your PC
- Start the Installer
- Finish the Install
Back Up Your PC
It is crucial that you back up your documents and media after as, it is recommended to have a clean install in order to minimize error and maximize performance. You have to buy a new hard disk and replace your old one. By using a clean drive to install your OS means all your files are already backed up; just connect your old hard drive when you’re done and transfer over what you need.
Start the Installer
Insert the DVD in the tray, and restart your system. In some points during the booting, you will be given the option to Press any key to boot from CD/DVD. The Windows 7 will load files from the disk for a moment, then the installer will launch. Choose your language preferences, and then click "Install Now." You should accept the Windows license agreement and choose for a custom install, select the system partition that you want to install to.
After the install is complete, you will be asked for a user name and computer name. There is an option to create a password for your account, but you can skip this if you want to. You will be asked for your activation key, although you can skip this step as Windows 7 will run for 30 days without a key or activation. You will be prompted to choose Windows update settings.
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