In this build doc we install Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit).
Insert the DVD and power on the PC. You may need to enter BIOS to set the boot device to CD/DVD Rom. Depending on your PC this may be done by pressing F10 or F2 just before the system boots. Normally, it will tell you which key to press.
The Windows 7 installer loads.
Select language and country preference.
The setup begins. This takes about a minute to load.
Agree to the license Terms
Since this is a new build (not an upgrade) click on Custom (advanced) to install a fresh copy of Windows.
Choose which hard drive to install the OS. In this case there is only one hard drive. Note: if you want to partition your hard drive to have multiple drive letters, you must select Drive options (advanced) and select a portion of the disk to create a partition for the C-drive where the OS will be installed. The rest of the hard drive will remain unformatted until after the install is complete and you will need to use the Windows Disk Management utility to create additional partitions. In this build we will simply format the entire hard drive as the C-drive so we just press Next.
The installation begins and runs for several minutes.
Enter a username for the first user, and a hostname for this computer.
Enter a password for the first user, and a password hint.
Choose “Use Recommended Settings” to enable automatic updates.
Select your time zone and confirm correct date and time.
Choose whether you are connected to Home, Work or Public network.
The network settings are automatically configured (using DHCP to obtain and IP address).
The installation finalizes
Windows starts and automatically logs in the user created during installation
As soon as you are logged in, the system begins downloading/installing automatic updates.
To check for additional updates, click on the Windows icon at the bottom left, and select Control Panel.
Next select System and Security
Then under Windows Update click on the link for “Check for Updates”
If there are available updates, click on “Install Updates”
You may need to accept more license terms
Updates are installed. Takes a few minutes.
After updates are installed you may need to reboot.
Additional update components are installed as the system shuts down. It advises you not to power off the system while this process is running.
More update installation activity occurs after reboot as Windows is loading.
Now you are prompted with a login screen
The Windows installation is complete.
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