Process to install a windows 7
- Update to the operating system and apps
- Update to anti-virus and other protective software
- Hard drive error checking
- Hard drive backup
- Hard drive Defrag
- Device drive updates
- Firmware drive updates
- Startup programs MSCONFIG
This is important to a computer and a preventive maintenance plan actually helps you save money since on the long run you wont have to worry bout the computer crashing and then never working again which will lead you to having to buy a new one. This also saves you time because it makes you not worry too much about you losing your data and your system failing. It helps you keep your data on the hard disk safe. Lastly PM helps improve performance. After a while your system will degrade in performance, PM actually helps your computer to improve the speed of your system in that way.
There is also a restore point. This means that if your computer crashes, the OS can roll back to a restore point using the system restore utility
- The restore utility only operates on OS and app files
- Anti-Virus software should be run to remove malware before creating a restore point
- Start>All programs>accessories>system tools>system restore
Trouble shooting process
Step 1: Identify the problem
Step 2: Establish a theory of probable cause
Step 3: Test the theory to determine cause
Step 4: Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and implement the solution
Step 5: Verify full system functionality and implement preventive measures
Step 6: Document findings, actions, and outcomes
Steps To Installing a Windows 7
- You have to make sure to check for software updates to make sure the OS, Mac firmware, and boot camp assistant are up to date.
- Next you have to insert the OS X install.
- Go to finder
- Go to applications
- Double click boot camp assistant
- Then click continue on the next window
- Set a partition size for the windows installation and change the amount of space
- Next you click partition
- After you have finished the Boot camp icon will appear on your desktop
- Next you have to insert the Windows 7 DVD and click start installation
- Your Mac will restart and boot up to the Windows 7 DVD. They'll ask you which partition you want to install windows on.
- Select the partition labeled Boot camp and click drive option (advanced)
- Then click the boot camp disk 0 and click format
- Click OK on the window when it tells you that files will be lost
- Windows 7 will begin to install, during the installation your system will reboot, when that appears you need to remove the Windows 7 DVD
- When the Windows 7 DVD is removed, your Mac will automatically boot back into Windows 7, then the installation will continue.
- They will tell you to select your language, keyboard layout, Product ID, etc.
- When the Windows installation is done insert the MAC OS DVD and select Run.setup.exe
- Click Next when boot camp installer launches
- Select the I accept the term in the license agreement and then click NEXT
- Make sure that the Apple software update for windows is checked, and then click Install.
- The boot camp installer will install all the required drivers
- A notification will pop up with each driver that gets installed
- Once the driver installation has completed, click finish
- A window will tell you to reboot, remove the OS X DVD from the drive and click yes to begin
- When your Mac boots, hold the ALT key to select what OS you want to boot to