how to install windows 7

Nearly every personal computer requires an operating system in order for people to compute the way they want. Typically a brand new store bought computer will come with a basic operating system. On the contrary similar to the one present, a user can decide to build their own computer from scratch. They will need to purchase and install the operating system manually. Like a manager, an operating system’s job is to make sure that all of the programs on the computer are doing their job. An operating system consists as a collection of software and services that manages computer hardware resources.

In this case, the user will install “Microsoft Windows 7 Professional” on a brand new computer with a fresh hard disk that has been formatted entirely. Before proceeding to install “Microsoft Windows 7 Professional” on a brand new computer, the user has to be sure all cables, including the power, are correctly connected. Since there will be occasion when the user is required to input information, the mouse and keyboard must be present during the installation. The “Microsoft Windows 7 Professional” DVD and the case the DVD came in must be available during the installation.

Now, assuming that the computer monitor is turned on, the user will start the computer by pushing the power button. As a standard for newer generation motherboards, similar to this machine, the normal starting boot option is set to boot from CD and, or DVD drive. Pushing the eject button associated with the CD/DVD drive, the hardware will then extend the cd tray. The user will now place the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system DVD on the cd tray and then slightly give the tray a push, causing the tray to retract.

Without the DVD present in the CD/DVD drive, the computer will not install an operating system, but instead sit there and waste electricity. On the monitor’s screen, a black window will appear momentarily while the DVD content is being read. A “Starting Windows” screen will appear, as the DVD prepares the initial installation process. After a few more seconds of preparation and loading, the user will see the first prompt. This will allow the user to select the language to install, time and currency format, as well as the regional keyboard method.

To proceed with the installation, the user must click “Next”. After the next window screen appears, the user will click on the “Install now” button. This will cause the long license terms document to appear on the screen. The user should skim through and check the required box in order to continue with the installation. The next phase is to pick the installation partition for the hard disk. Since this computer has a new hard disk that has just been formatted, there will only be the option to create a new partition for the hard disk.

The user will click the “Next button”, the installation process will then create a partition on all the available disk space. The entire hard disk will now be reformatted, and the setup process will preliminary begin to copy files from the installation DVD to the hard disk. The transfer of data takes about 5 minutes; which afterwards the computer will reboot. The screen will one again load up and the user will notice a prompt to set the user’s and computer’s name. Once the information is typed, the user will click on “Next” to proceed to the next setup window.

The screen will now prompt the user to create a password required to unlock the computer. This password will need to be retyped a second time as confirmation. The user must also enter a password hint and then click “Next”. The password hint is required in case the user forgets their password and want to retrieve it. Without the computer’s password, the machine cannot be unlocked for further personalization. Now the user will be required to type in the product key located on the front side of the DVD case, then click “Next”.

The user will be requested to click the sort of protection the computer gets. The setting to choose is “Use recommended settings”. Since this is a personal computer and will not be connecting to a corporate firewall, the recommended settings is best for this installation. Adding to personalization, the user will now choose their time zone, current location, and clock settings, then proceed by clicking “Next”. Now the user will select their current network location type.

Since the computer will be primarily use for school work, the user should choose “Home network”. Finally, the Windows installation will finalize the settings and the user’s desktop will appear. The user should now run Windows Updates to receive all the latest hotfixes and patches from Microsoft. Once completed the computer is ready for further personalization. The user has successful installed “Microsoft Windows 7 Professional” on a new hard disk. The computer is now officially able to undergo further software customizations to fit the user’s needs.

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