Windows 7 Installation
In this tutorial, I’m gonna show you how you can easily install Windows 7 on your computer’s system. The best way to install Windows 7 is to do a clean installation and it’s also not difficult to perform, let me show you how to do it.
Some Checkups Before Starting Any Process
Hardware Compatibility – Check Windows 7 Compatibility List to ensure that your hardware is supported by Windows 7 or not. Normally you won’t find any compatibility problem but I’ll suggest you to download the drivers for your computer from the computer’s manufacturer’s website. You can also use my this >>How to Find Drivers<< tutorial to download drivers online if you had some problem on your side.
Min System Requirements for Windows 7
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Product Key – It’s a specific software-based License key for a particular program which certifies that the program you’ve purchased is original. Normally it’s printed on your software’s package, contains 25 characters in a group of 5 characters (each 5 long). just keep in mind you’ll definitely need the product key in order to complete your Windows installing process.
Boot Setting – If you’re installing Windows from CD or USB, whatever you use for installation, you’ll need to change your computer’s boot order, in order to boot that Windows CD/USB on your computer’s start-up. Check out the link below to know more about Boot Order setting and how to change it.
BONUS TIP 1 – If you are going to install Windows 7 from a CD then I’ll suggest you to use a USB Pendrive instead of using a CD. Here’s a link below which will help you to make a bootable USB Pendrive for you own.
BONUS TIP 2 –If your OS recently got corrupted and you wanted to recover your personal data from hard disk before this Windows installation process, then check out this tutorial >>> How to Recover Your Data Even Your Windows Not Running ?
Now Let’s Get Start
Steps 1 – Start your Computer and Insert your Windows 7 CD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
Step 2 – Your PC should automatically detect the Bootable CD and you will get a message saying “Press any key to boot from CD”. So, press any key to continue.
After that your Windows Setup is getting starts to load:
Step 3 – Now you’ll reach to the installation menu. In this menu, you’ll have to choose your language and the keyboard.
Click “Next” after selecting:
Step 4 – Click on “Install now ” button.
Step 4 – Accept the license agreement page by ticking it and Click on next.
Step 5 – After that you’ll have to decide whether you’re going to Upgrade your previous windows or perform a Custom (advanced) installation.
- Upgrade – In Up-Gradation, windows setup will install the windows without making any harm to your data and softwares. Setup will automatically install windows on your previously installed windows and saves all your softwares and user’s stored data.
- Custom (advanced) – Basically installing a new copy of Windows on your hard drive.
In this tutorial I’m only showing you how to perform a custom install:
Personally, I recommend you to install a new windows because new is always best and your computer does not rely on an old leftover.
Step 6 – Creating partition
We have only 20GB of Hard Disk. So, let’s create a partition for windows. The minimum recommended space for a partition to install Windows 7 is 10350 MB(10 GB).
6.1 – Click on “Drive Options (Advance)” to get the partition menu.
6.2 – Click on “new”.
Note – Create the partition above 10350 MB.
6.3 – Enter the partition amount and then click apply.
6.4 – Click on “ok”.
Now your partition is created, this is what it looks like:
You can also create partitions of leftover unallocated space.
Step 7 – Select the partition and click on next.
Now the installation is begins.
During the installation your computer may restart several times, let it be. This will take around 30-40 min to finish but it also depends on your computer’s speed.
Step 8 – User settings
Now, your installation is complete and it will asks you to provide your username and a computer name.
Just fill this page to proceed Next:
Step 9 – Enter the password, if you want to secure your account.
Step 10 – Enter your product key and check the “Automatically activate” mark below the key label. This will automatically activate your windows when your computer is connected to the internet.
Step 11 – Now you will be asked to configure your windows updates setting. However, I recommend you to choose “Use recommend setting” to run windows properly.
Step 12 – Choose your time zone for clock setting.
Step 13 – Select your Network type (Only shows when your computer is connected to the internet).
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Windows 7 on your computer.
After the installation completes, install your motherboard’s driver to use the full performance of your computer.
Signs that your drivers aren’t installed include:
1. System’s instability
2. Malfunctioning of hardware
3. Unresponsive hardware
4. Computer errors
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