If you are a new Windows 7 user, installing the operating system and beginning usage should not be such a hassle. Windows 7 is the latest in a series of operating systems from software giant Microsoft. If you are a new PC user keen to enjoy the services of the Windows 7 experience, here are the easy steps you need to follow to start enjoying your product. To begin with;
What you need to know
There are certain things that you need to be aware of as you prepare to install Windows 7 into your PC. For starters, you have to create a back up of all your important data. You stand the risk of losing your data if you do not take time to ensure all your information or any other data is safely stored before you install any new operating system and not just Windows 7. But because out focus is on Windows 7, here are the minimum speculations required before you can install the OS. This are given by the Microsoft Corporation, makers of the OS you want to install, Windows 7.
The minimum specs your PC needs to be able to run Windows 7 include;
- 1GB or more of RAM
- 1GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or more
- 16GB of free disk space
- DirectX9 graphics support with about 128MB memory
- DVD-R/W Drive
Additionally, there are six versions of the Windows 7 operating system and so you may want to choose which one you think meets your requirements. After you settle on an edition and are sure your PC meets the above Windows 7 installation needs, here are the steps you will follow to install it.
- If you are buying the OS from Microsoft Online or any other, simply download it after the purchase but be sure to download the bit processors that meets your PC’s for instance, go for the 64-bit processor or 32-bit depending on your computer.
- Once you have downloaded the file, you have to burn into a blank DVD to be able to use it in the installation. Use burning software such as Nero or any other to burn your ISO file faster. But if you bought the DVD itself from the software provider that contains the Windows 7 operating system, simply go to the third step and forget about 1 and 2.
- Insert your new DVD containing the Windows 7 operating system into your DVD drive and boot your PC using the DVD. Be sure to change the boot order in your PC’s BIOS to CD-ROM to enable you boot using the Windows 7 DVD in the drive.
- Once you have changed the boot order, for the bought DVD, Windows 7 will automatically pick up the new installation and a prompt may ask to press any key to boot from the DVD, you will see an installation window immediately.
There you go! It is that simple and you are ready to begin enjoying the services of your new operating system.