How to install Windows 7 in computer

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Hi,

I want your help. I don’t know the steps of installing Windows on my computer. I want to install Windows 7. Right now I have Windows XP.  I don’t have enough space in Drive “C”.

I always receive an ERROR: Don’t have enough space.  What should I do? I want the installation to be done in such a way that it will not effect the rest of my drives?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #86027

How to install Windows 7 in computer

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Hi Curt,

Let me suggest you something, so you probably can install Windows 7 on your laptop.

  1. You should check the available space in drive C. If possible, delete some folders that contain unimportant files, just like your applications, because after you install Windows 7, drive C will automatically be cleaned up.
  2. Some application cannot be deleted directly from the folder. It must be uninstalled by the program's uninstaller or by Control Panel. To remove your programs or application, click Windows → Control Panel → Add Or Remove Programs → and then remove any programs that have been "back up" to another media, just like drive D.
  3. Try to install Windows 7 one more time. It`s best to select upgrade your OS than choose to new install, because if you choose the new install option, it will automatically create a new one OS, it means that you will have double OS, besides that it may cause lagging or slowing down your laptop performance.
  4. And if there are options for you to choose, delete or save old Windows OS, I may suggest you to delete the old one. Why? Because the old data is of no use, and it will just fill drive C with junk.

Regards, Dennise

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  • I think the first order of business is to check how big your C Drive is.  Windows 7 requires a minimum of 16 GB for the 32 bit version or 20 GB for the 64 bit version to install.  Optimally, I would recommend at least 30 to 35 GB of free disk space for a installation with a small number of applications.
  • If you do not meet the requirement, you will need to get more disk space.  The easiest way to do that is to add a new hard disk and use the current hard-disk as a secondary drive.  If adding a new hard disk is not an option, for example, if you are using a laptop that allows for only one hard-disk, you can try swapping the hard disk for a larger one.  However, this will require you to perform steps to restore your other disk partitions.  One way would be partition or disk cloning.

Once you have settle your course of action for adding disk space, you will then need to backup all important data on your C Drive for restoration later. Only after completing the above two step can you start installation of Windows 7.

Answered By 0 points N/A #86029

How to install Windows 7 in computer

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Hi,

As I have just read your problem that you cannot install Windows 7 into your computer because of no space in Drive C. I suggest to back-up all your files in drive C because once you install the Windows 7 all the files located in the drive C will be deleted or you can follow this steps:

  1. Click the START button
  2. Go to Control Panel, then Click Add/Remove Programs ;
  3. Delete Programs/Application that not being use ;
  4. And it allows you to get free space in your drive C, to be able to install Windows 7 properly to your hard drive.

But the easiest way to do is, to Upgrade the Windows XP to Windows 7, to be able to secure your files in other drives because they are the same Windows but the difference is the components and features of Windows 7 is higher than XP and it is much better Windows because it has been Upgraded. Best Regards, Jay-Ar

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Answered By 0 points N/A #86031

How to install Windows 7 in computer

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Hi Curt.. here are some steps to assist you in installing Windows 7 and I hope it can help you.

  • Check your machine's specifications:
The first thing to do is, check whether your desktop or laptop PC is capable of running Windows 7. If it's already running Vista with acceptable performance, then the answer is yes. Officially, you need at least a 1-GHz CPU and 1GB RAM, but testers of the OS have successfully got it running on machines as out of date as a 266-MHz Pentium II with 96MB of RAM.
 
Go ahead and try that kind of thing if you want, just don't use your license key on that type of machine. It may run, but you'll spend a lot of time waiting for it, and it won't display the glassy new Aero interface and enhancements. 
 
If you're unsure whether your current system can run Windows 7, download and run Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor to assess your hardware's capabilities. When I ran it on an aging XP laptop, it told me I needed to back up my files and perform a Custom installation (see below), that my hard disk didn't have enough free space (you need 16GB), and that the laptop wouldn't run Aero Desktop.
 
The good news, however, was that my 1.6-GHz CPU and 1.5GB RAM were sufficient. The advisor actually checks a lot more than the basic system requirements, and it lists every piece of hardware and software you have installed at the bottom of its report.
 
  • Choose an Edition:
There are lots of different editions of Windows 7, but only three can be bought: Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate. For most people, Home Premium will make the most sense. If your company decides to upgrade, Professional supports domain joining, network backup, and XP emulation. Ultimate includes everything in both other versions, and adds BitLocker encryption.
 
The key thing to consider here is that you have to do a clean installation, without the ability to carry your apps along.  If you move from one level of Vista to another level of Windows 7, say from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. The exception is Windows 7 Ultimate, which will let you perform an in place upgrade from any level of Vista, as long as you don't change whether you're using the 32- or 64-bit version.
 
Don't forget to look into special pricing offers, such as those for students and family packs. And if you're installing on a machine you've freshly built, you can pay less for OEM versions that don't include all the packaging and support. The Student upgrade license is just $29.99, and PC part suppliers offer the OEM versions at steep discounts as well.
Choose 64-bit or 32-bit.
 
Any computer manufactured in the last few years, will probably have a 64-bit capable CPU. The rule of thumb is that if you have, or intend to install, more than 3GB of memory on your PC, you want 64-bit Windows.
 
And don't worry about your old 32-bit programs—compatibility features inside Windows allow most of these to run in the 64-bit OS, the exceptions generally being Antivirus software and hardware drivers. One significant holdback, however, is Adobe's Flash: If you run the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer that comes with Windows 7, you won't be able to view Web sites that use Flash. But there's an easy fix: Run 32-bit IE for those sites until Adobe gets with the program.
 
Both 32- and 64-bit installation disk comes in the Windows 7 box, so you only have to specify which you want if you're downloading the code. In short, my recommendation is that if your system can run 64-bit software, go for it: You'll be using your CPU and memory more efficiently, and you'll be future-proofed for upcoming 64-bit apps.
 
Good luck!

 

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How to install Windows 7 in computer

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Hi there! 

Before installing Windows 7 on your computer, you still need to check few things so that we can avoid problems during the installation. You need to decide first, whether you want to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7.  To help you in deciding, you can just search FAQ's about these two version for the installer. Next to that, you also need to update your Antivirus software because there are times that it will cause conflict, while you are installing something. What you need to do is to run the software and then turn it off. Once installation for Windows 7 is done, make sure to turn it back on. Another thing, it would be better if you have Internet connection during the process so that you can get the latest installation updates especially the driver updates.

For the installation, first thing that you need to do is to turn on your computer and start Windows normally. If you downloaded Windows 7, look for the installation file you downloaded and double click on it. If you have the installation CD, just insert it into your CD ROM and it should start automatically.

If it doesn't, do these steps: click START, click on MY COMPUTER, and double-click on DVD drive to open the Windows 7 installation then double click on SETUP.EXE. On the install windows page, just click on Install now. You can just follow the step-by-step procedure in this installation and this will be successful.

I hope this can help you out, in installing Windows 7 on your computer.

Thank you.

Lia

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