This article is to demonstrate the basic steps for installing Windows 7 and is aimed at beginners and above. You should check the disk does not contain valuable data before formatting or installing. Recommend to backup any data if of importance.
This is minimum hardware that you need to have on your computer and should be checked in advance of installing.
There‘re different ways to install Windows 7 but in this article we intend to show you the most simple way to install it from DVD drive.
To install Windows 7 from DVD, first you need to have your computer start up from the CD or DVD Rom Drive in BIOS.
To have the computer start up from CD or DVD Rom Drive, you turn it on then press Del or F2 (depend on your computer’s mainboard) to enter the system BIOS.
After getting to BIOS, you go to Boot menu and choose Boot From CD/DVD (so it is enabled and also the first in the list) as the picture:
After finished, press F10 to save the configuration and exit BIOS then reset your computer.
Insert Windows 7 DVD into your DVD drive then start up your computer, Windows 7 will be loading files as follows.
After loading, Starting Windows will appear.
In the next step, Starting Windows screen will appear, you will have 3 parts to select:
After selection, click Next (selection as following is an example for the language).
In the next screen, if you want to install Windows 7, click Install Now. If you want to repair your Windows then click Repair Your Computer. In this article, we intend to install new Windows so we choose Install Now.
Next, a Setup screen appears in a few seconds.
In Select the operating system you want to install, you choose the Windows 7 version that you want to install. Here we choose Windows 7 Ultimate then click next (depending on your Windows DVD, this step is an option).
In Please read the license terms, click I accept the license terms then click Next.
In Which type of installation do you want, there will be 2 options to install Windows 7:
After selecting Custom (advance), you will go to another screen. Then you need to 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. For managing Partitions, you have 3 options: Delete, New or Format.
After you click Next, Installing Windows screen will appear, it might take some time depending on your computer configuration.
The installation might restart computer to apply the files as well as libraries.
Windows is starting up with 4 colourful balls that are joining together to become Microsoft’s logo.
The next is you will see a Preparing screen that is quite familiar to Windows Vista users but in Windows 7, this screen has been changed completely.
After this screen, you will be required to type you’re a user account and computer name. After click Next.
Next, you need to 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.
There will be an Activation box, if you have activation code or key for your license, type it in Product key box. Click Next.
In the next screen, you can choose how to protect your Windows. Here we choose Use recommended settings.
The next step is to set up your Time zone then click Next.
After clicking Next, it will go to Network setup screen if you already have Internet connection. There are 3 choices:
We choose Home network in this section.
After setting up the network, a Windows 7 welcome screen will appear.
After a successful logon, you will see a screen as below:
After Windows 7 installation, if you cannot connect to Internet, please check these troubleshooting:
Some devices might not work such as: USB 3.0, Webcam, Bluetooth etc. then you should check the driver to see if it has been installed properly.