How do I install my OS Win7 Premium

May 16, 2011 at 12:15:19
Specs: Windows 7 Prem, AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0 GHz
I have set up my Main Board with the new items, al
l is well. I tried installing my OS but the disk will not read from the CDROM. Although the system lists the CDROM in CMOS. What is next.
I have a Hatachi OF10383 1 TB Desk Star HD. Does it need to be partitioned and if so how do I do it? HELP
Procrastinator!

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#1
May 16, 2011 at 19:33:36
First, I hope that it is a CD/DVD drive because Windows 7 ships on a DVD, not on a CD.
Second, You need to set your boot order in your BIOS so that the DVD drive is first, before your hard drive otherwise it will not read it.
Third, you will need to initialize (if never used before) your hard drive, partition your hard drive, and format your hard drive before the actual installation can proceed. The good news is that the installation disk can do these things, but you need to select Custom and Partition/Format. Then you need to decide how you are going to partition your drive (best if you think about this ahead of time), you can partition the entire drive as one large drive, or you can make a single partition for your operating system and some core programs and utilities and later (once in Windows 7) add another partition ('drive') for your programs and a third for your files. If you choose multiple partitions (many reasons this is better) 80GB to 120GB will be enough for your operating system, antivirus and a few essentials, since you have a large drive go with 100GB to 120GB.

I am assuming that you already went over necessary BIOS settings and everything is assembled correctly. If this still gives you trouble, or you do not understand what you need to setup in your BIOS, you may want to get some help setting this up. If you want to proceed and have specific questions, of course ask them, BUT this time include ALL of your system specs since many may be board or CPU specific.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
May 18, 2011 at 17:28:10
Thanks!
I never noticed the OS disk was a DVD. I purchased a DVDCD. It installed beautifully. Thanks.
However now I am unable to get on line. The Main Board has a Cable connection but it is not responding. What might I be doing wrong. I'm using my wife's lap top to correspond to your help. Still need help!
LOD

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#3
May 19, 2011 at 19:38:18
Install your drivers, starting with your motherboard drivers from the install disk or from their website (better), then drivers for all other hardware you installed. After installing the operating system you are running on default windows drivers and this will get you only to this point, for full functionality, you need the correct drivers installed.
The third step is to update windows (manual windows update).
The fourth step is to install your antivirus program and then your other programs.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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