Friday, 13 January 2017


Installing Windows 7: 

If you have recently purchased a new computer, you may be able to upgrade using Windows Anytime
Upgrade. See Windows Anytime Upgrade(link) for detailed instructions.

The instructions that follow assume that you have downloaded the Windows 7 software and have already  burned the IMG file you received to a DVD. If you have not already burned the IMG file, see Working with Image Files. The instructions also assume that you are running Windows XP or Vista.
This section covers the following areas:
      1-      Pre-Installation Information
      2-      Installing Windows 7
      3-      Setting up Windows 7
      4-      Post-Installation Information

Important: You need to prepare your computer before initiating the installation of the Windows 7. Since you are installing a completely new operating system, all programs that are currently on your computer will be deleted.
1. Back up all of your all your files and folders onto an external source such as a DVD, CD, Jump
Drive, External Hard Drive, thumb drive or USB Drive. If you have a second partition of your hard drive, you can copy and paste your data to this partition including any previously downloaded software.
2. Make a note of all your install files for any programs on your computer such as programs downloaded and paid for from the internet. CD/DVD installation programs (IE Office, Project Professional) and the licenses for these products such as license keys, serial numbers, activation codes and product keys. These programs will need to be reinstalled later.
3. Make sure you write down the Product Key for Windows 7. You will need this number to complete the activation. 
  1. Sign in to the website from where you purchased the software.  
  2. At the top of the page, click the Your Account link.
  3.  In the Order History section, select the software and click the View Details link. The Product Key is displayed.
  4. Write it down.
            4. If you are using an external device to back up your files, disconnect the device.


You need to have at least 10GB to install. Check the properties of the C Drive to make sure you have enough space before you begin.
To install Windows 7:
1. Place the DVD with the burned IMG file on it into the DVD drive. Alternatively, if your image has
been burned to a USB device, the following instructions also apply.
2. Restart your computer.
3. During the booting process, press the appropriate button to view the boot menu. This will be different for every computer.

4. Select the boot device in which your Windows software is on. i.e. DVD or USB device.
5. When the monitor displays “Press any key to boot off CD….”, press any key on the keyboard.
6. The Install Windows window is displayed. Click the arrow beside Install now.

7. Click the I accept the license terms check box.
8 Click the Next button.

9.Click Custom (advanced).
Note: You must have at least 10GB of space available to do a custom installation of Windows 7.

10.Click Disk 0 Partition 1(C:).

11.Click the NEXT button. The Installing Windows window is displayed.

12. after completing the above step the computer will restart. If it asks you to press Enter to boot from a cd don’t press it because once you press it the window will start to installing again.


After the installation is complete, you will need to:
1. Set up Windows updates.
2. Set up the computer name with the first user account.
3. Input the date and time including time zone.
4. Choose the network type the computer is located on.
5. Depending on your computer, you may be required to enter your Product Key now. Enter your Product Key.
6. Click the Next button. A confirmation window is displayed.
7. Close the confirmation window.
Your system is now ready to be used. Note: If the Product Key is not required at this point, follow the instructions in the Post Installation Information section below.


After installing your window, the following things is to be done.
To install your key and activate windows:
1. Click Start.
2. Right click on Computer. A pop-up menu is displayed.
3. Click Properties. The properties of Windows 7 are displayed.

4. At the bottom of the screen, beside Product ID, click Change product key. The Windows
Activation window is displayed.
5. Beside Product Key, enter the new product key in the text box. The product key is visible on the Web Store when you view the complete summary of your order under Your Account.
6. Click the Next button. A confirmation window is displayed.
7. Close the confirmation window.

Your system is now ready to be used.


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