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How To Perform A Clean Installation Of Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 Installation Tutorial

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Microsoft Windows 7 Clean Installation Tutorial

Installing an operating system on a computer isn’t complicated at all. This tutorial will show you how to format your hard drive and then afterwards, perform a clean installation of Windows 7.

To begin the operating system installation, begin by:

  1. Booting the computer to the DVD drive that has the installation dvd loaded. If you’re unsure of the proper hotkey to press to enter the boot options menu, look up your manufacturer’s boot menu hotkey here.
  2. Next, if prompted to press any key to boot to the installation dvd, press the spacebar. The message will disappear quickly, so if you miss it, just restart the computer once more and then wait for the prompt.


  1. Next, click on next in the lower right once the “Install Windows” prompt appears.

  1. Next, click the check box next to “I accept the license terms” and then click “Next” in the lower right corner.

  1. Next, since this will be a clean installation, click on the “Custom” option at the bottom.  

  1. On the next screen, make sure your correct hard drive is selected and then click on “Next”.

  1. Afterwards, the installation will begin. It involves several automated steps and you computer may reboot a few times before your input is needed again.

  1. Next, once you're prompted to do so, type in your preferred user name and also a unique name for the computer if it will be connected to a network.

  1. Next, enter a secure password for your user account.

  1. Afterwards, during the next few screens , select to “Install Important Updates” .
  2. Next, the operating system will perform a test of the computer’s hardware performance.
  3. Afterwards, the installation should be complete.
  4. At this point you can customize the installation’s look  to meet your needs.

The information in this article is provided "as is". It should be used for educational purposes only. Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer.

If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.

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