CIS 221 Windows 7 Lab 1 Preparing to Install Windows 7
Lab 1 Preparing to Install Windows 7
Windows 7 provides no upgrade path from Windows XP. The only option you have is to do a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system. To run Windows 7, including the Aero desktop experience features, on an computer running a earlier version of Windows, the computer needs to meet the following minimum requirements:
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) of system memory (RAM) for 32-bit systems; 2 GB for 64-bit systems
16 GB of available hard disk drive space for 32-bit systems; 20 GB for 64-bit systems
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.0 or higher driver and 128 megabytes (MB) memory (to enable the Aero theme)
Internet connection for product activation, accessing online Help topics, and any other Internet-dependent processes
Some features of Windows 7 work only if you have the hardware or network connections to support them. For descriptions of the system requirements for specific features of Windows 7, visit windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/system-requirements/.
Using the Windows Upgrade Advisor
To determine if the current system will support Windows 7 you should run the Windows Upgrade advisor. The following steps will perform this task.
Log on with your local Administrator account (the password is P@sswOrd).
Open Internet Explorer and enter the following address www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx
Clickon the Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor button.
Click on the Download button.
In the Download File – Security Warring dialog box click on Run. A window verify your current system will appear
When completed an Internet Explorer – Security Warning dialog box will appear, click Run. After a moment the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor wizard will appear.
Accept the licensing terms and click Install.
In the Installation Complete window make sure that Launch Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is selected and click close. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor window appears.
Question 1: On the first page of the advisor there is a direction what, does that direction say?
Click on Start Check, the process will take a few minutes to complete.