Trouble “running” Windows 7 file?

Windows 7, or any operating system for that matter is required to be installed by burning the .ISO file to a blank DVD or a USB thumb drive.

For Windows Vista users:

You can do this by downloading the Windows USB/DVD tool found HERE

Once you download and install the tool there will be 4 steps.

Step 1: Click browse and locate the ISO file (usually located in the “downloads” folder) and double click on that file and click next.

Step 2: Choose the device you want to burn the ISO onto (Either USB or DVD)

Step 3: Click begin burning

Step 4: After burning the ISO image to a USB or DVD go inside that device and click the file named “Setup” and the installation will

(Please note: the upgrade option can only be used if you purchased the same version of Windows and the same bit format (32-bit or 64-bit). (i.e If you have Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, you will have to purchase Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit in order to upgrade) Otherwise the “Custom install” option will have to be used)

 

For Windows XP users:

To do so you can use one of the following tools:

If you are going to burn the .ISO onto a USB, download the following tool named Rufus: HERE 

If you are going to burn the .ISO onto a DVD, download the following tool named IMGBURN: HERE

Once you download and install the required tool, just follow the steps and it will perform the entire process for you quickly and easily.

After burning the .ISO image to a blank DVD or a USB thumb drive go to the BIOS of your computer and choose to boot from your device (Either a DVD or a USB thumb drive)

For Windows 10 users:

You can do this by downloading the Windows USB/DVD tool found HERE

Once you download and install the tool, just follow the steps and it will perform the entire process for you quickly and easily.

Before you install Windows 7, it’s a good idea to save any work and back up your PC before you start. (as you will be doing a custom install which will wipe any and all data on your hard drive(s))

1. Attach the USB flash drive or insert the DVD on the PC where you want to install Windows 7.

2. Restart your PC, and then press any key to boot from the USB flash drive or the DVD.

If you restart your PC and your current version of Windows starts, you might have to open a boot menu or change the boot order in your PC’s BIOS or UEFI settings so that your PC boots from the media. To open a boot menu or change the boot order, you’ll typically need to press a combination of keys (such as F2, F12, Delete, or Esc) immediately after you turn on your PC. For instructions on changing the boot order for your PC, check the documentation that came with your PC or go to the manufacturer’s website.

If changing the boot menu or order doesn’t work, try again by signing in to Windows, shutting down, and then starting your PC.

3. On the Install Windows page, select your language, time, and keyboard preferences, and then select Next.
4. Select Install Windows.

Windows 7 not activating?

If Windows isn’t able to activate online, you’ll have the option to activate Windows 7 using an automated phone system.

  1. Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking “Change product key”.

  2. Type your Windows 7 product key, and then click Next.

  3. Click Use the automated phone system. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  4. Click the location nearest you from the drop-down list, and then click Next.

  5. Call one of the available phone numbers listed. An automated system will guide you through the activation process.

  6. When prompted, enter the installation ID that’s listed on your screen into your phone’s keypad.

  7. Write down the confirmation ID that the phone system gives you.

  8. Type the confirmation ID into the space provided under Step 3 in the activation dialog, click Next, and then follow the instructions.

  9. If activation isn’t successful, hang up and contact tech support at (800)535-6049

(If prompted “How many machines have you installed this on” your answer has to be “one“.)

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