Sunday, May 13, 2012

How To Do Windows Installation

It is clear many people can not do Windows installation on their own. It is quite clear they anticipate not to run into installation problems. Nevertheless, it is better to attempt it on your own and fail than not trying at all.

There are core Windows problems which need the attention of a tech troubleshooting and repairs, but Windows installation is not usually one of them  - perhaps not util when one runs into severe errors so, it's right to try the best possible. Doing Windows installation is not rocket science.

If  at the mean time there has being contemplation to do it on your own this step-by-step guild will be of immerse help. Not only aforesaid, you might be of help to your fellow friends with Windows installation in foreseeable future or in the nearest time.

To begin with make sure you have what are required for the installation ready. The requirements are quite common, and they are as follow:

i.   A Windows installation CD/DVD or USB( you can refere to the link to learn about creating Windows Bootable  USB). 

ii.   System drivers CD/DVD that came with the system(not so much a prerequisite).

iii.   Internet connection for downloading necessary or needed drivers.

iv.  A complete system - computer with Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speaker, a working CD/DVD player, USB port in good condition. In Laptops/Netbooks most of those things mentioned are already in place.

v.  Make sure important file are not left on the part of the hard disk meant for installation. It is advisable to save important files before start with the installation.

An image example of a complete Desktop computer system - courtesy of  Contiitgs-2013

Before starting off with the steps below make sure the necessary requirements are met to avoid unnecessary hitches.

Step 1: Insert the CD/DVD into the CD/DVD ROM and quickly depress F2 to enter the BIOS.

Step 2:  On information on how to enter BIOS click on the link . It would be of good help.

Step 3: At the BIOS, under 'Main' make sure the HDD is displayed, the time is correct. If not follow instruction below the screen to set it at the right time. Exit to reboot.

Step 4: Wait for the Windows installation disk to be start and press any key to begin. The system loads file from the disk and stop to prompt for partitioning of the hard disk.

Step 5: To partition the system hard disk. select the disk(if it fresh) or select one of the partition if the disk has been partitioned before, make sure it is not the one with important files.It might be to create new partition on already partition disk. Whatever is the intention follow the next step.

Step 6 : Select partition and press 'S Key' and ENTER, the Windows would prompt to press 'L Key' to delete. 

Step 7: To create a partition after delete on the unpartitioned disk press 'C key' and ENTER. Select the partition created and press ENTER key.

Step 8: At the next windows the partition volume information will be displayed, click on 'Format' and ENTER or OK to continue with the formatting of the disk. After that the system will automatically load file from the Windows installation CD/DVD to the hard disk.

Step 9: It would take approximately 35 minutes for Windows XP and for Windows Vista,  7 and 8 it is much more less.During this process it will restart twice or thereabout.

Step 10: When the installation is complete the system will present the Welcome screen before moving on to the desktop.

Step 11: Connect the Ethernet cable to connect to the internet. If the driver is not installed get information about the system and download it from another system with internet connection so that you can connect it to download other important drivers.