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New Installation of Windows 7


Hardware requirements

This is minimum hardware that you need to have on your computer and should be
checked in advance of installing.
o 1 GHz CPU with 32 bits or 64 bits.
o 1 GB Ram for 32 bits or 2 GB Ram for 64 bits.
o 16 GB empty space hard disk for 32 bits or 20 GB for 64 bits.
o DVD drive (if installing from a DVD).

Some errors during Windows 7 installation

After Windows 7 installation, if you cannot connect to Internet, please check these
troubleshooting:
o Make sure Internet cable and the modem are working properly, the
connection points are not getting loose.
o Check the network drive (normally Windows 7 automatically detects drivers).
o Set up Windows IP if the modem doesnt analyze it automatically (searching
on Internet for how to set it up)
o Some devices might not work such as: USB 3.0, Webcam, Bluetooth etc. then
you should check the driver ok to see if it has been installed properly.

1. To begin the Windows 7 installation process, turn your computer on then press Del
or F2 (depend on your computers motherboard) to enter the system BIOS

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2. Go to Boot menu and choose Boot from CD/DVD.

3. Press F10 to save the configuration and exit BIOS then reset your computer.
4. Insert Windows 7 CD/DVD into your DVD drive then start up your computer,
Windows 7 will be loading files.

5. Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... message similar to the one shown in
the screenshot above.

6. Press a key to force the computer to boot from the Windows CD. If you do not press
a key, your PC will attempt to boot to the next device in the boot order, which is
probably your hard drive. Since your hard drive has no operating system on it, the
boot process will fail.
7. Select these parts: Language to Install, Time and currency format, Keyboard or input
method. Then click Next.

8. Choose Install Now if you want to install Windows 7. Choose the Windows 7 version
that you want to install in 'Select the operating system you want to install' . Here we
choose Windows 7 Ultimate then click next (depending on your Windows DVD, this
step is an option).

9. Click 'I accept the license terms' in 'Please read the license' then click Next.

10. Choose 'Upgrade' in 'Which type of installation do you want' if you want to upgrade
from an older Windows version to Windows 7, 'Custom (advance)' if you want to
install a new version of Windows.

11. Choose Partition for installation, if your computer has only one hard disk, it will be
easy for selection, but if it has some Partition, you will have to consider which
Partition to choose.

12. Wait for Installing Windows to progress. Your computer might be restarted during the
process.

13. Type youre a user account and computer name. After click Next.

14. Type a password for your account, you can also Type a password hint to help in
case of forgetting the password in the future, and then click Next.

15. Type in activation code or key for your license in Product key box if you have any.
Click Next.

16. Choose how to protect your Windows. Here we choose Use recommended settings.

17. Set up your Time zone then click Next.

18. Choose an option from 3 choices: Public Network, Work Network, Home Network.
Choose Home Network for using Internet at home.

19. Install the necessary drivers and applications

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Bibliography

Fisher, T. (2014). How to perform a new installation of Windows XP. Retrieved March 1,
2014, from About.com PC Support:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/installxpnew1.htm
www.wikihow.com. (n.d.). How to Install Windows 7 for Beginners. Retrieved March 1,
2014, from www.wikiHow.com: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Windows-7-forBeginners