This is a tip explaining exactly how to do a clean install of Windows 7.
This tip will provide you with pictures and instructions to make it as easy as possible.
Before we start doing any installation, you need to know, that all the data on your C - drive or System drive will be lost. To ensure that you do not use any data, remember to backup all the data.
Also remember that you need to be sure that you have all the drivers for the devices. Although Windows 7 have a large internal driver database, there will still be some drivers which will not install automatically.
Now, after you have backed up all the data on your C - drive, and have all your drivers, we can start the installation process.
Firstly you need to insert the Windows 7 dvd into the dvd rom. Now, restart your computer, where you will be promted with the following screen. Once you see this screen, press any key to boot from the installation disc.
Once you have pressed the key, the installation process will start loading.
At the following screen you will need to choose your language and currency settings.Once you chose it, click next to proceed.
Now, just click on the Install
icon to proceed.
Now, check the box and click next to proceed.
Now click on the Custom(Advanced)
Now, click on the drive which you want to install Windows 7 on. Once you selected the drive, click on drive options to proceed.
Now, at the following srceen, click on the format option, once the format is done, click on next to proceed.
Now the installation of Windows 7 will continue as seen on the following screen.
Once the GUI - Setup is almost complete, your computer will restart automatically.
After the restart is complete, you will be promted with the following automated screens.
At the following screen you will need to type in your Username as well as a computer name.
Now you need to choose a password for your user account, as well as a Hint for your password.
Now you need to enter a product key for the version of windows which you installed. You can just click on next to proceed, but you will be promted to enter the product key within the first 5 restarts.
Just click on the recommended settings once you get to the next Option.
At the following screen you will be able to choose your time settings. Click next to proceed.
When promted with the next screen, choose the Home network
option, to ease networking purposes. Click to proceed.
Now, you are done. The following screen is the last in the installation process.
You are done now, this is the default screen for Windows 7.
At the link below you will be able to find a list of Windows 7 error codes, as well as sollution to resolve the problems.http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-windows-vista-general/40168-vista-error-codes-uncovered.html
Hope this can be of help.
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