In this article I will tell you how to install the operating system Windows 7. from the disk. The instruction is very simple, so even a beginner will cope.
The entire installation process of Windows 7 will consist of five simple steps:
- Configuring BIOS to load a computer from a bootable (installation) disk;
- Starting installation of Windows 7;
- Recommendations on the division of a hard disk;
- Definition of a system partition;
- Installing Windows 7 and Initial Setup.
1 Configuring BIOS to load a computer from a bootable (installation) disk:
If you have never set up the BIOS then read this article. Configuring BIOS to install Windows from the installation disk
When you leave the BIOS (a), saving its settings. The computer should be rebooted. If another system has been installed, the following inscription will appear. Press Any Key to Boot from CD or DVD " That translated means press on any key to boot from the disk. So click on any key and wait.
How to install windows 7 on your computer
When this inscription appears, you will have only 5 seconds to press any button. If you did not have time, the already installed system will be loaded. You did not have time? Nothing terrible reboot the computer and try again to click on any button. If you have a new HDD or SSD or just a new computer, you will not see such a message. Windows 7 will start automatically.
When the computer starts uploaded from the installation disk, this window will appear on your screen. It means the start of installing the system. Also, this one can see the process of loading the original necessary files.
How to install windows 7 on your computer
If suddenly you did not see such a window, and the loading of the old operating system began. Then you were most likely not pressed on the coppe when the inscription appeared: " Press Any Key to Boot from CD or DVD " If you have a new computer, a new HDD or SSD and this screen has not appeared. Return to the first item and configure the BIOS. Configuring the BIOS to install Windows from the installation disk.
After all the data is downloaded, you will see the window on the screen. In which it is proposed to choose "Language", "time format" and "keyboard layout" . By default, everything is chosen for Russia, but if you have something else to choose as in the picture. Press the " Further »
After clicking, you will see the window where you will be offered Reestablish or Set Windows 7.
How to install windows 7 on your computer
The recovery item when installing you will not need, it will not need it soon. If you suddenly fail in Windows 7 and it will stop loading or will not work correctly. Then you will need to go through this procedure.
«System Restore" In Windows 7, a very powerful tool that will help you in a difficult moment. I think you need to write an article about "System Restore", But I will do it a little later. Now we are installed Windows 7.
After pressing the button " Set ", After 20-30 seconds a license agreement will appear. It is required to accept checking " I accept license terms "And click" Further »
How to install windows 7 on your computer
In this dialog box, we have to make a choice. Full setting Windows 7 or Update.
System Update :
If you have an older version of Windows (for example, Windows Vista), you can use this option. All settings and data will remain with this selection. But there is a spoon of encompassing. All system errors, brakes and glitches will go to Windows 7.
I do not recommend choosing a "update" at all !!! It hurts then it all slows down. I will ask you to note that Windows XP is not updated to Windows 7. Windows XP needs to be updated to Windows Vista, and only then update to Windows 7.
Full setting will install a new operating system on a clean HDD or SSD. It will also be proposed by the option of splitting the hard disk. So choose " Full installation »
I recommend you always make a complete installation. You can not break the disk again, but format disk WITH: . Accordingly, data on disk D: will remain safe and preservation.
Recommendations on the partition of a hard disk
And so at this stage you will give you some useful tips. How to split the disk to sections.
- Do not do one section, as this will deliver a lot of trouble in the future.
- To date, discs have large volumes and in my opinion it is better to break them on thematic sections.
- Also for the operating system, I recommend to make a separate section and not to score it with all garbage.
- The size of the system partition is better to make a stock.
- Do not create too many sections !!! This will complicate navigation and deliver a lot of problems when storing large files.
Definition of system partition
Well, now you can return to installing Windows 7. From this point on, the installation of the installation can go in two ways:
You bought a new computer or hard drive, he never broke into sections. Then you have this window.
New HDD when installing Windows 7
To break the hard disk to the sections you need to select item: " Disc Setup " Many different features for hard disk (HDD) appear. Click " Create "And then enter the desired section size.
Note that the size is indicated in megabytes. Remember that 1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes.
For Windows 7 and concomitant software, enough from 70 to 120 GB. If you are not enough for you, you can increase the size.
After you specified system size size, press the " Apply " After that, Windows is asked to create an additional partition. Agree to its creation, it takes only 100 megabytes and will not be visible.
I do not recommend refusing as this section required for: Data Download Manager and configuration data. When Windows is loaded, this download manager refers to the BCD file, which is located in this very reserved "storage". This file is prescribed the download configuration data that control the start of the system. Those. If it were not, then the system would not understand how it was initially loaded and where.
New HDD when installing Windows 7
By clicking "OK", we will return to the section selection screen for installing Windows.
How to install windows 7 on your computer
As can be seen in the screenshot from above, there were changes. And we have a section " Reserved system "For your own needs. The section appeared that we created, it is called " Disc 0 section 2 ", As well as remained an unbelievable area. From the fact that you can create additional sections, exactly the same way. In principle, you can leave for later and finally post a hard disk (HDD) already in Windows.
Having received the right solution, we allocate that part of the disk to which we plan to install the operating system and click "Next".
On your computer already installed Windows operating system. Accordingly, then the hard disk is already divided into sections. You will see the window as in the picture. All sections have already been created:
The computer already installed Windows operating system
All further steps with sections can lead to the loss of your data !!! Be very neat in your actions.
If you are not satisfied with how the disk is broken into partitions. You can delete all sections and do everything like in Option 1. But at the same time all your data will be lost .
And so if the current disk markup is completely satisfied with you. Then you need to make a decision, in which of the existing partitions you will install Windows 7 and whether you want to save the information existing there.
If you vibertay the section where Windows is already standing. And the data is stored there, you plan to save. That in this case, after you are pressed by the "Next" button. You will be shown a warning window that the previous copy of Windows with all its files and folders will be moved to the folder " Windows.old. " And the rest of the information will be untouched. If you click " OK ", In the warning window, you will run the installation process.
How to install windows 7 on your computer
With this installation of Windows 7 there is one big minus. When using the Windows operating system, a lot of garbage is collected and it remains on the disk, even after reinstalling. Freshly installed Windows 7 will work well and quickly at all for a long time. So I recommend not doing so. Because after a short period of time you will need a new reinstalling Windows 7.
If you chose a section that does not contain Windows as a future system partition. And at the same time you want to save all the stored information on it, the installation will start immediately after pressing the button " Further "
The best way:
It is better to install Windows 7 on a clean section ( In my opinion this is the best option from all ). You have already saved information from this disk, copied to another media, or you do not need it. Then, before installing Windows 7, it should be formatted. To do this, select Select " Format " The installer will display a warning that this section may contain important data for you and they will be destroyed.
How to install windows 7 on your computer
After you click the button " OK "The selected part of the disk will be fully cleaned from the information stored there and to start the installation will only select the item" Further "
Installing Windows 7 and Initial Setup
After selecting the system partition, the Windows installation process will begin. Copy and unpack the operating system files.
It remains only to wait and that's it. Also, your computer will be rebooted several times. You can only wait. The procedure can take from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the power of the computer. By the way, if you put SSD then the installation speed will be at times faster. Here is an article as I accelerated an ancient laptop
Completing Windows 7 installation
After the installation is complete before you appear the first Windows initial setup window. You need to enter the username (the name of your account in the system) and the computer (name under which it will be visible on the network to other users).
On the next screen, you can create a password for your account if you don't need a password to leave the field empty and press the " Further "
Next, you will have the ability to select the automatic Windows update. The update is designed to correct the system, thereby make it safer, and your job is more comfortable.
Include automatic system update
After you have selected security settings, Windows will offer to check the date and time setting. If everything is true, click " Further "
Sometimes Windows 7 finds the network card drivers and then you will have this window. Since the computer home network is also chosen for home use.
After you choose, a network connection window will appear and apply the parameters.
Congratulations on this installation and setting up Windows 7 can be considered complete. After the final application of the parameters, the welcome window will appear before you, then the system will prepare the desktop, the appearance of which marks the completion of the Windows 7 installation.
Immediately after the installation is completed, you must install all the necessary drivers of the connected devices.
Remember! After installing Windows 7, you need to log into the BIOS again and return the load from the hard disk.
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Installing Windows 7.
Hello friends! Installing Windows 7 to your stationary computer or laptop from a disk, as well as from the flash drive, should not be accompanied by any difficulties after reading our article. We prepared for you a detailed description of each step and put a lot of illustrations. Having passed all the steps of the installation with us, next time you install Windows 7 without assistance.
- First, you need to download the Windows 7 distribution.
- Secondly, if you have UEFI BIOS. And you want to install Windows 7 on the GPT disk, but do not know how to do it, read our article to install Windows 7 on the GPT disk.
- Thirdly, if you bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 and want to install Windows 7 instead of it, then all manipulations with the BIOS UEFI and the process of further installation of the system is described here.
- Fourth, with problems in installing Windows 7, refer to our article - not installed Windows 7 .
- Fifth If you do not have a drive, you can use our instructions and create a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 7.
- Six, if you install Windows 7 from a flash drive, then you know, Windows 7 does not support USB 3.0 (ports are usually painted in blue), if your USB 3.0 flash drive, insert it into the USB 2.0 port.
So, the last preparations before installing the operating system. What needs to be done first?
If you install Windows 7 on a hard disk with existing partitions, you need to copy all your data from the section to install Windows 7. During the installation process, this section will be formatted and information from it will be removed.
If you install Windows 7 on a clean hard drive, you don't need to do anything, just read the article further.
Now a little about BIOS. Our article would be incomplete if we did not show you how to change the priority of the boot device in the BIOS. To download your computer or laptop from the installation disk or Windows 7 boot flash drive, you need to change the boot priority to the USB flash drive or DVD-ROM. In this article we will install Windows 7 from the disk, then the boot priority will be changed to the DVD-ROM. If you have created a bootable flash drive, then the procedure will look in the same way, but just in case I give you a link to a separate article - how to upload a laptop or a computer from the flash drive.
In general, nothing complicated in all this, at the very beginning of the download, click on the keyboard, in most cases it is the keys F2. or Delete entered BIOS, here we need a section " Boot Sequence " or " Boo t ". Bios is mostly two types, this window Ami Bios. , We will consider its setting in our article if the window is different to the interface, it means you - Award Bios. , How to work in it is written in our article "BIOS download from the disk".
As we see, a hard disk is displayed the first boot device -HDD: PM-MAXTOR STM3
, highlight the first item1st Boot Devise
And press ENTER.
In this menu, we will set the first boot device (First Boot Device.
) CD-ROM, select it using the arrows on the keyboard, then enter.
So the first drive, and the second it turned out a hard disk, what you need.
Save the settings (click F10) and reboot.
If you correctly set up the boot in the BIOS from the drive and in it you have the installation disk with Windows 7, then the next time you download the computer will be released on the monitor offer to boot from the Windows 7 setting disk -Press Any Key to Boot from CD or DVD
. Click any key on the keyboard, consider if you do not have time to click within a few seconds, the system will go to the reboot and starts everything from the beginning.
The process of installing the operating system begins, waiting patiently
Here you need to choose the language of the system.
We accept the terms of the agreement
Choose a complete installation
In this window, we see the space of my hard disk with a volume of 500 GB ( Disc 0. ) Divided into two partitions (Section 1 and Section 2). On the hard drive is the already installed Windows 7 operating system, I don't need it personally and I want to reinstall it. Before installing, I delete all existing sections on the hard drive and create them again. In general, there is a rule if you want to avoid errors when installing Windows 7, it is better to delete all existing partitions before installing and create them to re-or install the operating system directly into unallocated space.
Select left mouse Disc 0 Section 2 and click on the button Delete .
Select left mouse Disc 0 Section 1 and click on the button Delete .
Old sections are removed, create new ones.
Select left mouse Unnoticed on disk 0 and click Create .
In this window, you must select the volume of our future disk (C :), Windows 7 will be installed on it. We will choose the size of 200 GB, I think this will be quite enough. Click Apply .
To work correctly, Windows 7 you need to create a hidden section of 100 MB with download files.
Therefore, on the offer "To ensure the correct work of all its capabilities, Windows can create additional sections for system files" Click OK.
On the disk 0 we had a hidden section Section 1: Reserved by the system (Volume 100 megabytes) with Win 7 download files.
The second section 2 also appeared, it will be a system disk (C :), its volume is 196.1 GB.
An unoccupied place is transformed into a section. We highlight it with the left mouse and click to create, it will be our disk (D :).
Windows 7 will be installed on the disk 0 Section 2: (Future C :) disk, highlight it with your left mouse and click the Next button.
The Windows 7 installation process begins.
The computer reboots
In no case do not touch the keyboard otherwise the installation will begin again.
The main behind, the username and computer name must be introduced.
Password and tip at your discretion
You can postpone the decision
Install the belt, date, time, they are usually correct by default.
We are glad, we did everything
Tags to the article: Install Windows Windows 7.
If you still think that the installation of the operating system is a lesson for computer craftsmen, then you are seriously mistaken.
Using this manual, you can install Windows 7, even if you are a novice PC user. So, first preparation.
Preparation for installation
- Open "My computer" And look at what section you have the system at the moment. Remember its size and name to then find the desired volume when installed.
- Gather in advance on the USB flash drive or another disk all the necessary drivers for a computer or laptop. If there is no drives with drivers, you can download them on the official website of the equipment manufacturer. If you do not do this, then risk after installing a new system to remain without the Internet.
- What bitty is Windows 7 choose - x64 or x86? Click «Control Panel -> System and Security -> System »If more than 3 gigabytes of RAM installed on your computer or laptop, it is clear to install the 64th bit version. In general, the X86 recommend putting only on a weak or very obsolete iron in the yard of the 21st century, all the same :). Please note the driver for the same device in them differ in essence these are two different systems!
- Download the installation ISO image of Windows 7:
What are these images?
These are original MSDN images downloaded from the official Microsoft website. The only change is unlocked the ability to select the editorial board when installing. No files are affected, the system is not activated.
Other versions of Windows 7 images can be downloaded.here
- Prepare a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 7. In this manual, we will install the system from the Flash drive, because it is faster and easier. Similar instructions how to create it can be found here.
- Since when installing, we format the disk with the installed system, then all the important files that are stored on it must be previously copied to the removable media or another partition of the hard disk. Remember that the files located on the desktop are also stored on the disk with the system. If you need them - you definitely transfer them to another place. When formatting, all previously installed programs will be deleted, but this does not mean that they also need to be copied to flash drives and discs. Programs are easier to re-establish, so take care only about saving personal files - Photos, documents, music, etc.
With the net installation of Windows, we recommend familiarizing yourself with its system requirements: Create a bootable flash drive according to this instruction. Next, insert it into the USB port and change the boot priority to the BIOS-E motherboard so that this flash drive is loaded. If difficulties arise at this step - here is the detailed instruction how to boot from the flash drive. If you have done everything correctly by changing the boot priority, then after exiting BIOS and restart the computer, the message "Press Any Key" will appear on the screen. Perform this requirement - press any key to start loading from the installation media. Click the key only once and only at this stage of installation. After pressing any key, a message appears that Windows downloads files. So, proceed directly to installing Windows 7. Wait until your extraction is completed, after which the installer startup window appears on the screen. Congratulations, the most difficult already behind! Attention! Note: Choose the version of Windows from which you have an activation key (it will be entered at the final stage of the installation). If there is no key - learn the instructions after installation. Attention! Here you need to be extremely attentive, since the correctness of the installation of the system largely depends on this stage. Created volumes must be called "Section 1", "Section 2". There should be no unstable space - its system simply will not see. The instruction turned out to be sufficiently impressive by volume, but you now know the main nuances when installing Windows 7 and can easily do it yourself. Carefully follow the recommendations specified above and the installation will definitely pass successfully.
Loading from flash drive
With the net installation of Windows, we recommend familiarizing yourself with its system requirements:
Create a bootable flash drive according to this instruction. Next, insert it into the USB port and change the boot priority to the BIOS-E motherboard so that this flash drive is loaded. If difficulties arise at this step - here is the detailed instruction how to boot from the flash drive. If you have done everything correctly by changing the boot priority, then after exiting BIOS and restart the computer, the message "Press Any Key" will appear on the screen. Perform this requirement - press any key to start loading from the installation media.
Click the key only once and only at this stage of installation.
After pressing any key, a message appears that Windows downloads files.
So, proceed directly to installing Windows 7. Wait until your extraction is completed, after which the installer startup window appears on the screen. Congratulations, the most difficult already behind!
Note: Choose the version of Windows from which you have an activation key (it will be entered at the final stage of the installation). If there is no key - learn the instructionsHow to activate the system
Here you need to be extremely attentive, since the correctness of the installation of the system largely depends on this stage.In the installer window there will be several sections: The first Usually reserved by the system (the recovery files are stored). It weighs 100 MB and you do not need to touch it. Second It is a system - that is, Windows stored on it. It is set to install a new system. Third Section - File. The user data that remains intact even after reinstalling Windows are stored here. There may be other options: for example, no reserved partition system or no volume with user files. In any case, you need the section on which the previous system has already stood - not in vain when preparing for installation we advised you to look and remember its size. If for some reason you still have one section, the volume of which exceeds 250 GB, then it is better to immediately divide the disk into two volumes: one for Windows and programs (about 50-100 GB), the second for personal files. To do this, using the "Disk Setup" tool, delete the existing partition and first create the first volume ("Create" - specify the volume - "apply") and then the second one.
Created volumes must be called "Section 1", "Section 2". There should be no unstable space - its system simply will not see.So, you have a minimum two partitions, one of which is allocated under the operating system files. If he is not just created, and was already previously, it needs to format, deleting all the data. Click on the link "Disc Setup" , highlight the section and click "Format" . When formatting, all files from the system partition will be deleted (that is, the values in the "full size" columns and "freely" will become the same). This is what we achieved. To start clean installation, click "Further" By checking again that the partition that you was allocated to the system is highlighted.
The instruction turned out to be sufficiently impressive by volume, but you now know the main nuances when installing Windows 7 and can easily do it yourself. Carefully follow the recommendations specified above and the installation will definitely pass successfully.
How to install Windows 7 yourself and for free.
Minimum system requirements for installing Windows 7
Before installing Windows 7, make sure your computer or laptop meets the minimum system requirements. According to Microsoft:
CPU: 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) with a clock frequency of 1 GHz or higher.
RAM: 1 GB (for 32-bit processor) or 2 GB (for a 64-bit processor).
Hard disk space: 16 GB (for a 32-bit system) or 20 GB (for a 64-bit system).
Video adapter: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver 1.0 or later.
Windows 7 editions
Windows 7 initial . Editorial Windows 7 Starter is designed for installation on netbooks. From the operating system, quite a lot of functional removed in order to facilitate the operation of this edition on low-power computers. The initial version is not intended for sale in the retail network. The operating system is installed on the computer collectors or devices manufacturers.
Windows 7 Home Basic . Windows 7 Home Basic is designed for home users with a basic set of functions. This version of Windows does not have many additional multimedia features and tools for professional work. Home basic editors will distribute retail, and according to OEM licenses only in emerging markets, including Russia.
Windows 7 home extended . Windows 7 HOME Premium is designed for home users. Unlike home base version, there is online games, Windows Media Center, Windows DVD Maker to record disks, complete Windows Aero support, other useful features. Perhaps the home extended version of Windows 7 is optimally suitable for home use.
Windows 7 Professional . Windows 7 Professional is designed for use in medium and small business enterprises. This edition is sold in the retail network for ordinary users. In this version of the operating system, there is a necessary functionality for business applications, print over the network, remote control, encryption of the file system, etc.
Windows 7 corporate . Windows 7 Enterprise is released for corporate clients, for large companies. This version of the operating system applies only by corporate license, is not sold in retail. Most of the functions of the corporate editor will not need to be home to home users, because they are mainly used in business processes.
Windows 7 Maximum . The version of Windows 7 Ultimate has almost all the features of all other versions of the operating system. The maximum edition is sold in the retail network, so a copy of the OS can purchase a user who has no money problems. This version of Windows 7 is suitable for use in production or at home, those users who do not tolerate any compromises in terms of the capabilities of the operating system of their computer.
Recommendations Before installing / reinstalling Windows 7
Before you start installing or reinstalling Windows 7, I recommend getting acquainted with the article "Create a Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive. Windows 7 and 8.1 boot flash drive. Preparation for installing Windows ".
Installing Windows 7, instead of Windows 10 or Windows 8
If you want to install Windows 7, instead of Windows 8 or Windows 10, it is necessary to enter the manufacturer's manufacturer's manufacturer's website (motherboard and video adapter, if discrete) and check if you need the necessary drivers for Windows 7 and is supported by Producer "iron" This operating system.
Step 1. Download ISO image of Windows 7 and create a bootable flash drive. Preparation for installation and reinstalling.
This process is described in the article "Create a Windows 10 boot flash drive. Windows 7 and 8.1 boot flash drive. Preparation for installing Windows ".
Step 2. Installation.
From the notes of the applied to the disk with the operating system you will learn how you can Install the Windows 7 operating system on a laptop or stationary computer. We will have a detailed instructions for installing a system with the necessary images.
If you are one of those people that believe that Windows 7 is installed independently impossible and this is a matter of professionals, then you are somewhat mistaken.
To install the Windows operating system 7, we will need a laptop or desktop computer, as well as the Windows 7 boot flash drive or the system installer. Also need instructions with installation pictures. But, of course, you will need to be very attentive when installing.
Some moments before installing the system.
Before installing the Windows 7 operating system, you must remember the two important points: The very first - It will be necessary to decide on the disk where the system will be put. Usually, install the operating system to the C drive S. Therefore, if you have any important data on the desktop or on the disk C, then pre-copy them to another disk or place them on the USB flash drive or other media.
Naturally, with a new installation, all previous information from the disk C will be erased. Thus, this does not mean that you will need to completely copy all the folders from the disk from to other discs. You only clog the registry and programs can work incorrectly. It is easier to produce a new installation subsequently. It is better not to be lazy and do as we designated above.
Second moment which is also important is the drivers to your device, whether it is a laptop or desktop computer. Usually, the laptops are already available for drivers on the disk and they are included. If there are no drivers, you can easily download them from the manufacturer (see the beginning of the article). Drivers will need to first download and place on any disk except C. otherwise, you can subsequently experience problems with their installation, as it is possible that the driver will require a driver.
Windows 7 installation process
So, you will need to insert the disk into the drive or our bootable USB flash drive and restart the computer. Now it is to get to the BIOS section or the "Basic I / O System" section. To get there, it will be necessary after rebooting the computer, after the screen goes out, press the Delete key and hold it. On various systems there can be a different key combination. For example, this is Escape, Ctrl + Alt + S, Ctrl + Alt + Escape, F10, F3 + F2, F2, F1 and others.
The system you will also tell you the key to choose to get into the BIOS. For example, it can quickly fire the inscription - Press Del to Enter Setup. Thus, you will need to press Del in this case. If the key is selected correct to go to the BIOS, then you will find yourself in the old software shell.
The BIOS itself can be somewhat different depending on the manufacturer's device. But the basic principles of work will not be particularly different. In the BIOS appeared, you will need to go to the section - Boot Device Priority. In this section, we will override the computer download from the disks. Instead of hard disk, we will install the download from the boot flash drive from Windows 7 or CD or DVD, which is the installer of our system. Later it will be necessary to restore the priority of the loading of devices. Thus, our disk, or rather the loading flash drive or DVD / CD drive, we are located first in priority. Either go to the quick download menu, as a rule, it is F8 and choose from the list our bootable flash drive as shown in the picture.
So, as soon as we deliver the boot flash drive or the drive to the first place, you will need to press ENTER and later click F10 To save and exit.
After that, if you install the disk from the DVD / CD, the computer will be restarted and the screen will appear, the screenshot of which is presented below if from the boot flash drive, then this screen will not be.
Next will appear - Windows IS Loading Files , i.e - Installation of the operating system Starts.
Once the extraction of files will be done, another window will appear - Starting Windows and the window of the Windows 7 operating system is already installed.
You will need to select a language and continue the installation. Click " Set ".
The next step will be the choice of the editorial office of Windows 7. Naturally, you need to choose the editor that you actually acquired and on which you have a key to activate. If you have a laptop, you can see the key on the bottom of the device on a special attached piece of paper. The code itself will be entered upon the completion of the installation.
Let's say a few words about differences in versions of 64-bit Windows 7 and 32-bit (x86) Windows 7. It is advisable to select a 64-bit system if your processor supports this technology and the RAM will exceed 4 GB. If there is no such support, you need to select 32-bit Windows 7.
Next will appear window with license terms. Let's mean with him and go further.
Next will be the installation procedure. Our choice is Full setting .
Next should exit the window to select partitions to install the OS. If this window came out, then item " emerging errors when installing Windows 7 " You need to skip.
Emerging errors in installing windows 7
Pay attention to this step, which happens that the system can request some drivers in case it does not detect a hard disk to continue the installation.
You can do the following. Going to the BIOS, try changing the SATA mode from technology AHCI on IDE .
Recommendations and alternative ways to solve the problem:
- Insert the setting flash drive to the usual USB 2.0 connector, and not in USB 3.0 it is easy to distinguish between the color of the contacts: in 2.0 it is black, in 3.0 - blue. Just do not insert into the blue connector. See the pictureWindows 7 picture does not support USB 3.0 "out of the box." Therefore, when installing from the flash drive, connect it to the USB 1.x / 2.0 port. If only USB 3.0 is available, you will have to stock up drivers.
- Try to make a BIOS reset to factory settings. If the previous item did not help, try reset BIOS, it helped to many
- Temporarily disable in the BIOS USB 3.0 settings on some laptops and computers it is possible to disable USB 3.0. via BIOS, and then the connector will work as a regular USB 2.0. Try to do this, install the system, and then return it back.
- Do not use Windows assemblies. Only original images. You may install not the original Windows, but converted by incomprehensible "authors." From her could remove many drivers and system programs, and add a bunch of unnecessary programs, so I advise you to find the original image: on torrents, in MSDN, on the license disk and so on.
- Record the installation disk at the minimum speed. If you recorded an image on the disk and you cannot install it, then try to burn the image on the "blank" at the minimum speed - 1x, 2 or 4. Oddly enough, but it also helps.
- Download USB 3.0 drivers separately on the USB flash drive and specify on them when installed. If none of the items helped, you still have to download USB 3.0 drivers, throw them on the USB flash drive or hard disk and specify where they lie. Then the installation will go like oil.
- Try to install Windows from another USB flash drive.
This error can also exit that it is impossible to install Windows due to GPT styles. As a rule, this is the case previously installed such as Windows 10 or Windows 8.1:
Transformation GPT in MBR during the installation of the OS
- At the disk selection stage, press the keyboard shortcut SHIFT + F10. ;
- After that, the command line window opens. To display all connected hard drives, launch a special command utility diskpart;
- Next enter LIST DISK. And on the screen will display all connected hard drives;
- Now you need to select a disk for conversion, command SELECT DISK. N. Here " N » This is the disk number from the displayed list above. Determine it easily in size. Also on this list can be displayed your flash drive from which you are going to install Windows. But we choose the hard drive. That is, in the team SELECT DISK N. Instead of n, we put a digit that stands opposite the desired disk;
- The next action will be the team Clean. Attention! This command deletes all partitions of the hard disk. Accordingly, all data from all over the hard drive. Therefore, save everything important on the USB flash drive in advance, cloud, etc.;
- Well, at the end of the GPT conversion command in MBR - Convert MBR.
- That's all. Twice enter EXIT. To stop working with the utility diskpart. and output from the command line.
The next step is a choice of disk where the system will be put. In our case, this is a local S. installer window will be several sections:
The first Usually reserved by the system (the recovery files are stored). It weighs 100 MB and you do not need to touch it.
Second It is a system - that is, Windows stored on it. It is set to install a new system.
Third Section - File. The user data that remains intact even after reinstalling Windows are stored here.
There may be other options: for example, no reserved partition system or no volume with user files. In any case, you need the partition on which the previous system has already stood. If for some reason you still have one partition, the volume of which exceeds 250 GB, it is better to immediately divide the disk into two volumes: one for Windows and programs (about 50-100 GB) - disk with, second - for personal files - D. To do this, using the "Disk Setup" tool, delete the existing partition and create the first volume first ("Create" - specify the volume - "apply"), and then the second. ( In case you have already saved all the necessary data and information on this disk is no longer needed on this disk, when you delete the partition, all the information will be Star). If you reinstall the operating system, then you need to watch individually. If you are information on sections, for example C and D, you do not need, then delete all sections and create 2 new, the first partition recommended 100 GB, the second - the remaining gigabytes (leave those numbers that the OS installer will offer). If you, for example, have already shifted the necessary information to the d hard disk section, then you do not touch it, delete only the section C, or format it, after saving the necessary data, create a new partition, and install our operating system on it.
Created sections must be called "Section 1", "Section 2". There should be no unstable space. If the unintended space still remains - it will not have trouble, after installing the operating system in "Drive Management", you can create an additional section or add. Sections, create volumes.
So, you have a minimum two partitions, one of which is allocated under the operating system files. If he is not just created, and was already previously, it needs to format, deleting all the data.
- Click on the link "Disc Setup" , highlight the section and click "Format" . When formatting, all files from the system partition will be deleted (that is, the values in the "full size" columns and "freely" will become the same). To start clean installation, click "Further" By checking again that the partition that you was allocated to the system is highlighted.
- We wait. After selecting the section and start the installation, a window appears on the screen in which you can see the process of unpacking Windows 7 files and write them to the hard disk.
Now the installation procedure will now go. . You can stay a few minutes.
The installation procedure will take from 15 to 25 minutes. After installation, the window will appear, where it will be necessary to enter " Username "And" Computer name ". We enter, click " Further . "
If you want to set a password, as well as a hint to it. You can skip this item, leaving the fields empty and click "Further ".
Subsequently, you will need to enter the serial code of the product. With him you can read, looking at the bottom, for example, your laptop or look at the box purchased with the distribution system. You can skip this step and activate the system later. . Then a tick with " Automatic activation when connecting to the Internet "Need to remove.
Next will be the procedure for selecting security conditions. If you want your operating system to download updates, install " Use recommended parameters "(Allocated yellow), if not sure," Postpone the decision " (marked in red).
Set up time zone, date, time and click Further ".
Next, you can choose the type of network in case the network card driver is already installed.
And finally, the desktop of the Windows 7 operating system will appear.
Step number 3. The final stage of installation of Windows 7. Activation.
Now you can B. Laying the initial BIOS settings , that is, return the previous priority to the hard disk, restarting the computer and entering the BIOS settings. If you missed the moment with activation, then after some time the OS will remind you of this and requested the key. Some users prefer to enjoy special activators, but I try to use the official licensing policy of Vendor. See Licensing Status Also opening the parameters - My computer is properties.
Click on this entry and activate if the licensed product key is entered. To activate, you need to connect to the Internet, activation by phone is also available. If activation is successful, this window will look something like this:
If you do not activate Windows 7, then later (after 3 days), this window will be released and part of the operating system functions will be unavailable until you activate:
Installation of drivers
The next step after activation you need to install drivers and programs. This can be found in the article: Step-by-step instructions for installing drivers on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7.
Of course, this step-by-step manual may seem somewhat difficult, but it is detailed and you can easily install the Windows 7 operating system. Due to the description of the smallest things with images, any newcomer can easily install the OS.
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How to install Windows 7. Step-by-step guide
Many users probably have probably installed their inpatient computers and laptops different operating systems. For those who have already been engaged in, perhaps, this section will not be interesting - they can not read it. This section for beginners.
In this lesson, we will talk about how to independently install or reinstall the Windows 7 operating system from the disk or USB drive (flash drive) on a computer or laptop.
For those who are first faced with an independent installation, it may seem to this process difficult. We assure you, nothing complicated here. The main thing is that you have a disc with the necessary operating system.
In this case we consider Windows 7. . Of course, it is better not a pirate, after which you have something to have problems with your computer, but a clean, licensed, without any third-party "pribluda", which many dishonest collectors "will do" in pirate assemblies. You decide. The main thing is that you are warned that clean Licensed operating system - This is a guarantee of the safe and quality work of your computer.
The purpose of Microsoft developer was that with an independent installation of the operating system, literally every user of his computer could cope.
The installation process of the Windows 7 operating system is even more simplified than, for example, installing the previous version of Windows XP, since it is more automated.
All you need to install is a computer or a laptop with a DVD drive, a disk with an operating system and "smooth hands". If there is no drive, then you must have a pre-prepared boot flash drive. If you do not have such a flash drive, read here - how to make a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 7, 8, 10.
Let us return again to the initial stage of preparation. We warn that 90% of all possible problems arising from installing Windows 7 are associated with the installation device. Here either you made a mistake when creating a boot device (disk or a USB drive), or the problem lies in the image you used.
Step by step guide to Windows 7
- one- Before starting installing the operating system, you need to familiarize yourself with the most important point - three important steps before installing all versions of operating systems. If you read, follow further.
- 2- Insert B. DVD-drive Disk with a Windows 7 distribution.
- 3- Our task is that after rebooting, the computer does not boot from the hard disk as usual, but from the boot device you are currently using. In our instruction, as a boot device, we will use a DVD drive (optical drive for CDs). Therefore, to set the priority of loading, we should get into the BIOS. Since for different models of computers, the entrance to the BIOS is also different, so you should know how to go to the BIOS.
- four- The priority of the device is set, then press ENTER, and unpacking files begins. If everyone has done correctly, we will see the following window with the inscription: "Press Any Key to Boot from CD or DVD". Here you need to press any key, for example, space. This is done only 1 time and only at this stage of installation.
We see the following window with the inscription " Windows IS Loading Files "
We wait for the end of the unpacking files and then we will see the inscription "Starting Windows"
- five- The graphical interface of the Windows 7 operating system installer will appear, in which we offer to select: language, time format and keyboard layout.
- 6- Choose your own option and click " Further «
- 7- Next window: "What you should know before performing the installation of Windows" and the second item " System Restore ". We skip these items and wait Set ".
We wait a little before the next window appears, where you will need to get acquainted and accept the terms of the license.
- 8- Put a tick in the point " I accept license terms "And click" Further ".
- nine- Next, the system offers 2 installation options.
- Update .
- Full setting .
Update - It is saving files. I think that you do not need this cake, as not only the files from the previous system are saved, but also old errors from it.
Therefore, it will be wisply to put the system "from zero" by choosing the second option of the installation. We are paragraph 2 - " Full setting "
- ten- Now the most interesting thing!
We are invited to choose or create a partition where the operating system will be installed. If you have a new hard disk, then you should ask new sections for it, and this item will look like this in the figure above, only with other data, and not 25 gigabytes. Press " Disc Setup »
Click " Create »
If you have one partition on your hard disk and it is more than 250 GB, it will correctly create two local disks. One section is specifically for Windows (about 50-100 GB are usually removed.), And the other is to keep your personal information, it will be a D disk (the residue itself is determined in GB).
Therefore, we do as in the figure above, we prescribe for example 100,000 MB. (In the figure, we look higher, we have 12,000 MB.). We registered 100,000 MB, to mean a section of the C disc, will be 100 gigabytes, it is quite enough. You can register 50GB. or any other value, but the most optimal option is 90-100 GB.
Click " OK "And we will have sections (see the drawing below)
Do not be surprised, we have Section 1 и Section 2. . Section 1 is created automatically as it should be for Windows 7, this section is reserved by the system, and 100 MB is assigned to it.
Section 2 is our C drive C, there and the operating system will be installed. We should create Section 3, this will be a D Disc. For this, we go where the "unoccupied place on the disk 0" is written, and click " Create "
Now we see that all sections are created (we look at the drawing above).
At this stage, it remains now to be noted section 2, where we will put our Windows 7. But we will not hurry, since this option of instructions for new disks, not yet used, and if we have already stood the system, and in this case we have already break our hard drive to sections, look attentively Further.
If the hard disk is already divided into partitions from the previous system, then you need the following
Suppose our computer has an operating system, it does not matter what, Windows XP, seven or other. You do all that we understood above, only need to click " Delete »Unnecessary sections and" Create »New. If the valuable information you copied to the USB flash drive not only from the C disc, but also from the disk D, then this is the best option.
You just delete all sections until it appears Unnoticed on disk 0 ". We now remain, split the disk on the sections, creating new ones, as mentioned in the leadership above. But if you still have the necessary information, for example on a Disk D, then we just don't touch this disc, but we remove others or other, and create new ones.
The only thing not to affect that disk (for example, disk d) where you have valuable information, and you do not want it to erase when formatting, then before all these processes you must remember at least the approximate size. Usually a D disc, always larger in volume than the C drive.
Do not confuse, and do not remove everything to turn. Probably you carefully read that we advised you at the very initial stage before installing the system - three important steps before installing all versions of operating systems.
There was a warning so that you recorded or remember your sections in terms of volume. Processing with the partitions of the hard disk we finished, think at this stage everything is clear with them, and we mark the one where Windows 7 will be installed.
- eleven- We celebrate the section for the subsequent installation. Click " Further ".
Unpacking and copying files begins. This process will take a little time. Usually it takes 10-25 minutes. If the computer is powerful, this procedure will take less time.
The computer during the installation will reboot several times. No need to remove the disk, and click on the keys. Quietly waiting for the installation end.
After the reboot will start the launch of Windows 7
Installation program starts service
Completing the installation of the operating system.
Adjusts video performance.
- 12- A window will appear where you should enter a name. User and name Computer (You can your name, surname or any name at your discretion).
- thirteen- In this window, you can set the invented any password and confirm it, as well as the keyword, if suddenly forget your password (only remember your password yourself or better write it down). If you want, the password can not be set. It can be set later, after installing the system.
Next, the system will offer to enter the product key to activate your version of Windows (in the figure above, the key approximately looks like this). If you do not have a license key at the time of installation, you can click "Next", after which the initial OS setup will continue, but you will need to activate Windows within 30 days.
If there is no key, then we skip this step and remove the checkbox "automatically activate when connected to the Internet". Of course, you can enter the key after installation, but if you do not enter your system, it will not be activated. The product key may be contained on the computer case, in Windows package or in the purchase and download of Windows 7 on the Internet received by e-mail, and you can get the key on the Microsoft website along with the product distribution. It is possible to activate when you first connect Your copy of Windows 7.
Activation of Windows You must perform within 30 days after installation. Activation confirms the authenticity of the Windows operating system on the computer and the fact that it is not installed on the greater computers compared to the fact that the terms of the license agreement on the use of Microsoft software software. In this way, activation helps prevent the use of fake software.
- 14- In the next window, choose the first item from three - " Use recommended parameters ", Especially if you are a beginner user.
- 15- The next step, exhibit your time zone.
If your PC is connected to the Internet and Windows contains the driver of your network card, the system itself will offer the type of network.
- 16- Usually at home, it is better to choose the item - " home network ".
Windows completes the use of parameters.
Preparation for the first download.
Preparation of the desktop.
- 17- Microsoft Windows 7 operating system is installed. It remains a little configure the system for convenience and install the desired drivers.
- 18- Configure icons on the desktop. Press the right key on the mouse over the desktop, and in the menu that appears, choose " Personalization »(Watch the drawing above).
- 19- Click on the menu " Change desktop icons «
- twenty- Here you choose the necessary us " Desktop icons "You want to see on your desktop.
The most necessary icons are selected.
- 21- Next, go to B. Control Panel / system and safety .
- 22- Here, at your request, you can change " Account Control Settings "(Not recommended to change)
- 23- Default Account Control Settings. So that it is not disturbed by a constantly pop-up window, we reduce the slider down.
Here we are the last time you see this boning pop-up window, where we click " Yes »
- 24- Next, on the desktop, click on the icon " My computer »Right-key mouse, and in the menu that opens (as in the picture below), go to" Properties «
- 25- Here click " Device Manager «
- 26- If we see on any device a yellow icon with an exclamation mark, this is a warning that there are no drivers that need to be installed on this equipment. If you have discs to your computer, insert the disk and install all the necessary drivers, if any, you download them on the official website of the manufacturer of your computer or accessories to it. In more detail with the installation of drivers, let's talk in the following lessons.
The system is installed, drivers for equipment are delivered, it remains to install the software you need and the computer is fully ready for work. Do not forget about protecting your computer, read here.
And of course to Seven Flying on our computer, the last stage, there will be some thin settings. We read the article "How to speed up a laptop on Windows 7"