Question about Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate for PC
It is a DVD but the same directions apply. What OS do you have currently on the system (32-bit or 64-bit)? Do you have the upgrade disc or the full install package? Do you want a custom install or an upgrade? If you are going from 64-bit Vista to 64-bit Win7, the DVD will suggest a upgrade. Otherwise, you must do a custom install. In either case, back up any files that you want to keep. Use the Windows Upgrade Advisor (from Microsoft) to check for any updated drivers you will need. (Window Easy Transfer (again from Microsoft) is available if you want to keep your profile and any drivers you'll need.)
Please note that the upgrade/install will ask for your key during the install. You can skip this step until after the install is finished. (Sometimes if you enter the key during the installation, if anything goes wrong, you get a non-functional OS. Then you have to go through a tedious process to reset a parameter and reinstall.)
If doing an upgrade or using the upgrade disc for a custom install, put in the DVD after booting into the current OS. Launch the program (autorun or access your DVD drive and double click on setup.exe). Follow the steps as they come up. First is choosing Upgrade or Custom. (Upgrade keeps the registry information and so your software will still work; custom doesn't.) A custom upgrade will still save your records as windows.old. It is a long process (8 steps) so allow a fair amount of time for it. (I did a custom upgrade from XP so a format step was included; two of my family members did Upgrades.) When done, go into Windows Update and check for updates; check for hardware updates as well. Then transfer the saved files back to the computer (with the transfer wizard if you used it). Then you need to reinstall your software if you did a custom install.
If you are doing a totally new install, boot from your optical drive. Either adjust your BIOS to boot from the optical drive or press F12 before the OS starts to choose your boot location. (I find I need to shut down and try several times to hit F12 at the right time.) Then follow the instructions on the screen for the install. When it finishes run Windows Updates. Install your software and transfer your files as needed.
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