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Mar 22, 2011

How to clean install windows 7

In this blog post i explained the step to install Windows 7. If you are using windows XP on your computer, you must choose the windows 7 custom installation. If you are running version of windows 7(Windows 7 Beta or Windows 7 RC) then you may choose upgrade option.

The best way to install Microsoft Windows 7 is clean install. It is very easy to perform a clean installation. Before the installation I recommended you to check Windows 7 System Requirements to make sure that your hardware is supported by Microsoft Windows 7 or not.

Simple steps to clean installing windows 7:-

  • To boot computer from the DVD you need to set the boot sequence. Under your BIOS set up make sure that the first boot device is set to CD-ROM /DVD-ROM.
  • Put Windows 7 DVD in your DVD-ROM drive and start your computer. Windows 7 will start to boot up.
  • Now choose language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method and click next to continue.
  • As we are doing a clean install so we will click on "install now".
  • Accept license terms & conditions and click next to continue.
  • For a clean install we will select Custom (Advanced).
  • Choose where you would like to install Windows 7. If you want to format or partition a drive then click Drive options (advance) before clicking next.
  • Now Windows 7 installation process starts and copying all the necessary files to your hard drive.
Note :- During this process your system goes through various stages and will reboot few times.
  • Now choose a user name and computer name then click next to continue.
  • After that choose your password, password hint and click next.
  • Now type the Windows 7 product key that came with Windows 7 and click next to continue.
  • Choose Use recommended settings. Review your time and date settings. Select your time zone and computer's current location. If you are a home user then choose Home network otherwise select the appropriate option.
  • Windows will now finalize the settings for your system and the final restart Windows 7 will start to boot up.
  • Finally you have the logon screen. Just type your password and press enter. After that you have logged on to Windows 7.
  • Finally check if you have successfully activated Windows 7. Click Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> System. Towards the bottom you will see Windows is activated followed by your product ID. This shows that your copy of Windows 7 is fully activated.

    2 comments

    froz November 18, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Well..Clean install for windows 7 will always run faster and allow you to begin with a clean slate, chosing to reinstall only the programs which are necessary..

    Aimy adarson February 16, 2012 at 4:33 AM

    Windows support --->>>>That is easy, just insert DVD of Windows 7 in CD-ROM,boot from CD/DVD(you might have to chage boot sequence from BIOS) and then follow on screen instructions.

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