Tip & How-To about Exercise & Fitness
Before you start doing any installing, you need to plan your installation. You need to keep in mind that
all the data on your C drive(System Drive) will be lost, thus, you need to backup all the data you would want to keep.
Also, you need to make sure that you have all the drivers that you need to complete a successfull installation.
Once you have backed up all the data you would want to keep, and have all the drivers needed, we can start the installation.
The first step will be to instert the CD/DVD of Windows Vista into yourCD/DVD trey. Restart your computer and boot from the CD/DVD.
Once the booting process have started, you will see this screen
Now you will continue to the GUI interface of the installation process. The screen looks like this. If you need to change any regional settins, do it before you proceed to the next step.
Now choose to install now.
Now, if you have a product key at hand, enter it before you proceed, otherwise, you can proceed without entering the product key. Remember, that if you choose to proceed without entering the product key, you will be asked to activate your windows within the first 5 restarts.
Now you need to choose which version of Windows Vista you would like to install, remember, in order to proceed you need to check the license and agreement policy.
Now you need to choose the Custom(Advanced) Option to continue to do a clean install. The Upgrade function is blurred out, because you need to start the DVD/CD in Windows to upgrade.
Ok, now you will see al the Hard drives in your computer, and will also be able to choose on which Hard drive you would like to install Window on. For this learning purpose i only have on drive connected, so you might have more drives than in the picture. Also, you can partition your drive at this step, choose the size you would like to have the drives and partition it.
If you do not want to partition, just click on the Format button, in order to Format your drive to NTFS file system, once completed, click next.
Once you have chosen the drive on which you would want to install Windows click next to proceed. The next screen is the installation screen, this will take a couple of minutes, and your computer may restart several times.
Now, the computer will reboot and start with the next step of installation.
Now you will enter the admin Part of this process. You need to choose you username and password. Type in the abovementioned and click to proceed.
Now you need to enter a name for your computer, for when you are connected to a network, there is no hassle to know which computer is yours..
Once you have clicked to proceed you will be promted with the following screen. Just choose to use recommended settings.
At the next screen you will be able to choose your time settings.Click to proceed.
Now we are done. The previous screen is the last step in the process. The next couple of screen will finalise the process. Once done, you will be able to load your drvers and BE A HAPPY CAMPER!!!
And now we are done. The next screen you will see, is the first time you enter Windows Vista. Just remember that most of your drivers will be loaded, but there will be some drivers which will still need to be installed.
At the link below you will be able to check out Windows Vista error codes and what you can try to resolve it.
Hope this can be of help, as a How to Guide.
Posted by Andrea... on
Mar 09, 2010 | Exercise & Fitness
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