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:

  • Language to Install.
  • Time and currency format.
  • Keyboard or input method.

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:

  • Upgrade: choose it if you want to upgrade from an older Windows version to Windows 7.
  • Custom (advance): to install a new version of Windows.



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: DeleteNew or Format.

  • If you don’t want to Format your Partition, after selecting the Partition, click Next.
  • If you choose Delete, then you will have to choose New after that to re-create the Partition you delete otherwise it won’t be able to be used, then select Partition and click Next.
  • If the option Delete, New and Format don’t appear, click on Disk option (advanced) to open it.



After you click NextInstalling 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.

3.Starting up Windows 7 for the first time:

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:

  • Public network:  use this if you are in public such as Internet café, bars, café etc.
  • Work network: use this if you are using Internet at work.
  • Home Network: this is the best choice if you are using Internet at home.



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:



4.Some errors during Windows 7 installation:

After Windows 7 installation, if you cannot connect to Internet, please check these troubleshooting:

  • Make sure Internet cable and the modem are working properly, the connection points are not getting loose.
  • Check the network drive (normally Windows 7 automatically detects drivers).
  • Set up Windows IP if the modem doesn’t analyse it automatically (searching on Internet for how to set it up).

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.

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