So you have decided to use Windows 7 for your computer or laptop. The question is what is the best way to install it? Luckily for you we have the answers. We have given you a step-by-step guide on the very best way on how to install Win 7. If this is your first time installing Windows on a device, don’t panic! You will soon realise how easy this process can be once you know how. The steps below can be used for any version of Windows 7, such as Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Pro.
The most effective way to install Windows 7 is by doing a clean install. Performing a clean install isn’t the most difficult thing. Before you get started on the installation processes, it is recommended that you first check Windows 7 System Requirements List, to ensure that all your hardware is actually supported by Windows 7. The last thing you want to do is install the wrong version of Windows. If you don’t have drivers that support Windows 7, it is recommended that you download and install all the drivers directly from the manufacturer’s website. This way you can be guaranteed that they are all legitimate versions and won’t harm your PC. You can save all the necessary drivers on a CD or USB drive before installing begins.
The Windows 7 DVD is bootable, therefore once you have placed into your CD reader, it will begin working automatically. You will be required to set the boot sequence in order to boot directly from the DVD. Keep your eyes open for the boot sequence within your BIOS setup, making sure that your primary boot device is actually your CD reader.
Below are the 6 simple steps:
Step 1 – Begin by placing the Windows 7 DVD into your drive and starting your computer. Windows 7 will begin to boot up and you will be shown a progress bar.
Step 2 – The next screen that you will see will let you setup your language, time and currency options. Choose the required settings and press the continue button.
Step 3 – The screen that follows will allow you to install or repair Windows 7. Since this is a clean install, just press the “install now” button.
Step 4 – Make sure that you read the license terms and then make a tick on the accept square. Press the continue afterwards.
Step 5 – You will now be presented with two separate options. Upgrade or Custom (Advanced). Since this install is a clean install, press the Custom (Advanced) option.
Step 6 – It will now ask you where you want it to be installed. If you have just the one hard drive you will have only one option. Press the continue button from there. If you have more than one drive however, make sure that you choose the correct drive for installation. Press the continue button so that installation can commence.