Picking up from the start of the Windows 7 installation upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, we finish up the actual install
of Windows 7 and boot to our new Windows 7 desktop for the first time.
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Hi, this is Mike Callahan, “Dr. File Finder” and welcome back to Butterscotch.com series on Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.
In the last segment, we had begun the install process and arrive at this part where we select the drive where we want to install Windows 7. I’ve selected it, now I click next and now the Windows install has began. Windows 7 is copying in files, expanding files is going to install features and updates and then its going to complete the installation.
Keep in mind that the length of time will take to install Windows 7 will vary depending on the size of your hard disk, the amount of ram you have, the speed of your processor and some other factors. You can see down here, there is an installation progress meter that gradually moves its way across.
So we’re going to sit here quietly and watch Windows 7 be installed. We’re closing at 97% and now Windows 7 is going to reboot. You can see that it’s starting Windows, setups updating in the registry settings. Now it’s starting up services and you’re ready to complete the installation.
Setups going to restart the computer again. Once again it’s starting Windows, setups preparing to run the computer for the first time under Windows 7. It’s checking the video performance. Now here we are, we need to select a user name for ourselves, I’ll 1:57 Doc. You can also give your computer a name that’s meaningful to you for this, for Vista I’m just going to leave it at the default Doc-PC and click next.
Now it needs to type the password. You have to make sure that its at least 8 characters. And the interesting thing, if you don’t put it in a clue, the next button won’t be available so you need to put in a clue, even if you put in a few letter. Click next, now we have to put in our product key, you’ll pardon me while I’ll do that.
I want you to put in your product and also elect to activate Windows when it goes online, click next. Now we’re going to pick our settings. Let's use the recommended settings to install recommended updates and make your browser safer. Now, we automatically go to the next screen which is our time. I’m in the central time zone, check the time. Make sure that’s correct and it is. The date is correct, I wanted to adjust for daylight savings time so now I’ll click next.
Now Windows is finalizing the settings, and there’s a little Welcome and its preparing our desktop. And here we are, alive in Windows 7 for the first time. Now the next segment, we’re going to talk about restoring the settings and files that you backed up with easy transfer.
Keep in mind that this is the multiple part series. Be sure to watch all of the parts.