Finally you are done with the repair work. Now activate the Windows 7.
- Start the Windows 7 and log on to administrator account
- Disable the 3rd party antivirus, firewall or any such security program. These may interfere with the repair upgrade installation of Windows 7.
- Load the Windows 7 installation DVD into the DVD drive. Now click on the Run Setup.exe option in the Autoplay window from within the currently installed Windows 7.
- Next click on the Install Now button to start the installation
- Uncheck the I want to help make Windows installation better box. Following this click on the Go online to get the latest updates for installation option.
- Windows 7 will search online to install any available installation updates.
- Look for the I accept the license terms box and check it. Then click on Next.
- Follow it by clicking on the Upgrade option. Now the installation of Windows 7 will begin.
- After the final restart a blank screen appears
- Type in your Windows 7 product key number
- First uncheck the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online box at the bottom. After this click on the Next button.
- Now click on the Use recommended settings.
- Choose your Time Zone. Set the time and date setting and click on the Next button.
- Click on the option for your computer's location to select the correct network location type setting that has to be applied for the location.
- Now Windows 7 prepares your desktop to startup
- It's not over yet. Now, ensure that you are not missing any user file.
- Check to see if you are missing any user files. If you are, then you can copy them from the C:Windows.old or the hidden protected operating system C:$INPLACE.~TR and C:WINDOWS.~Q backup folders. (See screenshot below)
- Run the Disk Cleanup. For this click on the Clean up system file button and then check the Files discarded by Windows upgrade, Previous Windows installations, and Windows upgrade log files boxes. (See screenshot below)
Note: This will delete the C:Windows.old, C:$INPLACE.~TR and C:WINDOWS.~Q folders
- Refresh the Windows Experience Index (WEI) score.
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