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Windows 7 - Install Windows 7 Operating System Part 3


Welcome to this Part 3 Windows 7 tutorial on how to install Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems. This is the final stages of windows 7 installation and where the windows preferences are set.

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Windows 7 - Install Windows 7 Operating System Part 3


windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

Eventually you see the Windows 7 setup screen which guides you through the basic settings. These settings can be changed later so don't worry if you get them wrong here.

You will see a 'Type a user name' box which you can enter a name for the user. Normally people use their own name but choose what you wish.

Below the box for a username is 'Type a Computer Name' which is made up of your chosen username with a '-PC' added to the end. If you want to change the computer name just delete the default name Windows 7 gives in this box and type your own choice.

Click the next button to continue.

windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

The next screen will prompt you to enter a password for the default username that you created in the previous screen. You don't need to put a password here although it is probably a good idea.

You will need to type a password into the top box and re-type the password in the second box to ensure you entered the first one correctly! If you enter the password wrong twice... sorry .... start again or see our tutorial on resetting a Windows password!

The third box allows you to enter a password hint which is just that, a hint not the password itself.

Once you have finished click the next button to continue.

windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

The next screen will prompt you for your Windows 7 product key. This key should have come with your Windows 7 media or it may be on the computer base unit as a COA. The product key is 25 characters long and is numbers and letters.

Type the key into the provided box without the hyphens and once finished click the next button in the lower right of the screen.

windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

The next screen asks how you want Windows 7 to protect your computer with updates. It makes sense to choose the top option which is to 'Use Recommended Settings'. Click the top option.




windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

Not many more screens now! You are asked to chose your current time zone location from the drop down menu. Click the drop down menu and choose your time zone.

Check the date and time options and once everything looks good click the next button at the bottom of the window.

windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

If you have a network card on your computer (most do these days) then chances are Windows 7 will detect the network and prompt for you to choose a type of network.

The options speak for themselves really. If this computer is at home click 'Home Network'. If the computer is at work click 'Work Network' and if this is a public computer I cannot imagine why you are reading this tutorial as you probably know all this anyway!

windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

Once you have selected a network type Windows 7 connects onto the network.

windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

A screen will display telling you that Windows 7 is preparing your desktop and....tada!!

windows 7 installation screen GUI interface

The desktop arrives!!

That completes the installation of Windows 7. Painless enough hey?



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