Tech advice and tips: in this video you will learn how to install the Windows 7 operating system.
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Welcome to PCWizKids Tech Talk. Today, I wanted to quickly go through the Windows 7 release candidate installation. Okay, so this is very brief for those of you who have gone ahead and installed the Windows 7 already, then you might have seen these screens. But for those that who are thinking about it, burn it to DVD once you get the ISO image and boot up your machine with that DVD. That’s the way to install it.
Now, whether you want to upgrade or install it side by side with another OS or fresh, it’s up to you. I installed it brand new fresh on an empty drive—500 gig drive. I went through the setup and then I chose the custom advanced option here and then I said OK on my 500 gig I want to split it into two. So I created two new partitions and then I set 250 gigs each roughly in space and I installed Windows 7 on the first primary partition that was 250 gig and then went though the installation setup process screens here. Now once I was done then obviously it booted into release kind of date of Windows 7 which is still a work in progress it’s not the final, so on the bottom right corner it will say “Build 7100” just to keep that in mind. It will expire so this is a temporary full version of Windows 7, and on June 1, 2010 it will expire. So you’ll have until then to use this.
Now, there are differences of course from the previous release of Windows 7. It is obviously much faster, smoother—I did notice that. There are a few other things to mention but I’ll go through that in a separate video. This video is specifically, you know to let you know that Build 7100 is the release candidate, so don’t get confused when you see that that is indeed the release candidate. The way that I've setup my discs are straight forward. In my case I just have two discs. So if you go into tour admin tools or your manage discs in Windows you’ll be able to get to the partitions and then see how they’re allocated. In my case, like I said I have a C and D, 250 gigs roughly each and on C I installed Windows 7 and on D I can install Windows Vista or XP or Ubuntu or whatever. But the main thing is allocate its own partition its own space. And then in its own space install Windows 7.
So if you have an unallocated area then you can format that or split it up into at least 20 gig or 50 gigs or however much you can afford to install Windows 7 and test it or try it out. These screens that I'm showing you here from Windows 7 are basically the same screens that you would see in Windows Vista or XP. Maybe not as flashy, but the options are exactly the same. So when you go to partition in your drives and Windows that really hasn’t changed it’s still the same. Though you’re still only partitioning it as MTFS in Windows, there is no option for FAT 32 in Windows 7 and you really don’t want to use FAT 32 for your large drives anyways.
So that’s how I've done it. I partitioned it like I've said into two and if you already have Vista or XP installed then you want to partition it further and do what I suggested—install Windows 7 on a separate partition and then you’ll get the Windows loader that will allow you to choose if you want to boot to Windows 7 or Vista or XP or whatever it is that you have installed. So if you have Ubuntu then Ubuntu—when you install it has its own boot loader for example.
So anyways, these are the screens for basically partitioning your drive and its straight forward you just right click on the partition and you choose the option to create a new partition and format it and it does it for you. It just takes a few minutes to complete the whole process. So once you have everything setup and plan then you can go ahead and install Windows 7. In my case, it’s just a test PC I have nothing critical here to back up so I went ahead and just booted things away and just install it quickly for you guys,
So that’s basically the video and I hope you enjoyed it and thank you for watching.