Installing Windows 7

In this guide I will show you how to install the Windows 7 OS. In our previous post How to configure the BIOS we configured the BIOS to boot from CD/DVD-Drive. So we should be configured and ready too boot from the Windows 7 CD/DVD.

Step 1 – Insert the Windows 7 CD into your disk drive.

CD/DVD Boot
CD/DVD Boot

Step 2 – Next during startup you will see press any key to boot from CD….


Language & Keyboard
Language & Keyboard

Step 3 – Choose your language and time format and click the next button.


Install Button
Install Button

Step 4 – Click the Install now button


License Terms
License Terms

Step 5 – Click the I accept the license terms checkbox and click next.


Select Disk
Select Disk

Step 6 – Click on the unformatted hard drive usually Disk 0 and click new then apply.


Additional Parts Prompt
Additional Parts Prompt

Step 7 – When prompted Windows might create additional partitions click the ok button.


Select Partition 2
Select Partition 2

Step 8 – When prompted where to install Windows click disk 0 partition 2, and then click format.


Windows Data Storage Prompt
Windows Data Storage Prompt

Step 9 – When prompted the partition might contain recovery files, etc. Click the Ok button.


Click Next Button
Click Next Button

Step 10 – Click the next button.


Step 11 – Windows will begin to unpack and install the files needed. ( Be patient drink coffee )


Drink Coffee Screen
Drink Coffee Screen

Step 12 – When prompted click the restart now button or wait 10 seconds. (Note – your computer will restart this time do not Boot from CD!)


Username & Computer Name
Username & Computer Name

Step 13 – When prompted enter a User Name for your administrative account, and Computer Name, then click the next button.


Enter Password
Enter Password

Step 14 –  Type in a password and hint for your administrative account.


Product Key
Product Key

Step 15 – Type in your Windows product key, or click skip and do it later.


Recommended Settings
Recommended Settings

Step 16 – When prompted for Windows settings click the use recommended settings button.


Adjust Clock & Time
Adjust Clock & Time

Step 17 – Review your clock and make any adjustments needed then click the next button.


Network Configuration
Network Configuration

Step 18 – Here you can choose a WiFi network or Home Network for your internet connection, and click next.


Finished!!
Finished!!

Step 19 – Your Windows configuration and setup is completed, wait and drink more coffee as your desktop loads.


Congratulations on your newly installed Windows 7 Operating System.