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How to Install Windows 7 RC ?
  

Windows 7 is Microsoft's latest version of Desktop windows operating system. Windows 7 code name "Vienna" is the successor of Windows Vista which did not do well in the market. Windows 7 is believed to the Operating System of the "Next Generation" with full featured touch screen and full high defination multimedia support. Windows 7 is packed with so many features and yet it is not a resource hog as Vista, which makes it a perfect Operating System.


This is a step by setup guide to install Windows 7 RC and some important post installation configuration with all the necessary screenshots. Hope you have a good time reading this guide.

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First Install the Windows 7 RC DVD in your DVD drive and reboot your computer. In BIOS, set the DVD drive first boot device. When you see "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD..." press any key to enter the Windows 7 RC installation. Upon boot from DVD you will be greeted with the following screen. It will then create a RAM drive and load all the necessary files required for Windows Setup in the memory and setup continues passing through the following stages.



Once the installation is ready, the following Window will popup and you may proceed with the installation procedure. You can select the language and keyboard settings according to your needs. While i'll continue this guide with English. Click Next to continue and on the next screen press Install Now to install Windows 7 on your computer.

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Accept the license agreement and click next. On the next screen Click on "Custom (Advanced)" Option. Select the partition to in which you want to install windows, click on the "Drive Options" Link on the bottom-Left. Some new options will appear. There click on Format and click "Yes". When setup completes formating, Click Next and windows installation will begin. Step wise screenshots below :


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During steup Windows says your computer will restart several times, but it restarts only two time. Once the files expanding completes, the computer will reboot and proceed with the installation.


After this the computer will update the registries and start default services required for proceeding with the installation saying Completing Installation. After that the computer will reboot once again.

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After the second reboot Windows 7 starts loading and it prepares the computer to boot for the first time. This stage exists in all windows operating system starting from Windows 98 to Windows 7. During this phase of configuration Windows 7 tests the Video Card's performance so as to adujst the Aero feature.



After the congiguration and testing is finished, you will get a screen to enter the Username and the computer name. This screen should also contain the password field, but microsoft made some changes and broke this combination to shift the password field to the next window.



After creater the user account and securing it with a password windows 7 proceeds and asks for Windows 7 CD-Key. The RC version will except any key that were used by the beta version. But the final version will use the CD-Key or the product ket to identify the version of Windows 7 that you have purchased. Never pass your CD-Key to anyone else as that is considered as Piracy. Well the CD-Keys to install the RC version are here : Download Windows 7 RC

You can use any of these keys to install RC. These keys works for both Windows 7 32-bit as well as Windows 7 64- bit.

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After entering the product key, you will come to the Automatic Update's setting page. Here select "Use recommended settings" then you need to adjust the date and select your Time Zone. After that you select what type of network you have. Then your computer will be configured according to the network type you select.





Once you get through these steps Windows will finalize and apply all the settings as the default settings of your computer.




Finally, after working so hard, you will get the welcome screen and shortly after windows configures you will be presented with the desktop and windows setup will hand over the computer's control to you...!



What a great sight that is isn't it..!?
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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

Below is how the logon screen of Windows 7 RC looks like. Similar to Vista and beta build of windows 7. The next is the start menu and Right-Click menu.



Here is the Version Details of Windows 7 RC which is Build 7100



Now After installing Windows seven, the first thing i would recommend you to do is, immediately register the windows copy so that you could enjoy problem free access to windows updates.
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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

Some applications and feature that have changed in Windows 7 from Windows XP are : Paint and wordpad.

Paint :



Wordpad : Looks like MS Word



Themes and wallpaper selection : Accessed by right-click on desktop > Personalize



There are a lot of high resolution wallpapers available in Windows 7. One example is shown below.



Cool Desktop Gadgets : Gadgets can be loaded without loading the sidebar in windows 7



Media Center : Windows 7 has an upgraded version of Windows Media Center. You can View and record TV, View Images, Listen to Music, Watch Videos and Movies from this single Application. It is a a complete package right enough to make your computer a complete Entertainment Machine.

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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

Control Panel : Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 shows only the essential components by default in the control panel.



The complete list of control panel options looks like this.



A better Font management then Vista and XP



Power Options > Power button configuration : this setting lets you choose what the power button on the keyboard and CPU does. It also lets you configure the function of sleep button of the keyboard.



Like Windows Vista, Windows 7 has User Access Control (UAC).



But the good part is that you can shut it down or change the level of strictness of UAC.



There are always chances of data being corrupt and system crashes due to various reasons. Windows 7 provides excellent backup features. You can create a Disk Image of your Windows Partition and back it up on your hard drive, burn it to a DVD or save it over a network.



Windows 7 has high level of security. It includes Bit Locker by default and lets your encrypt your hard disk partitions, USB drive partitions and Flash drives.


Windows 7 has Disk Management similar to Vista and XP



An excellent quality but reduced size of Windows Media player in now playing mode seems like a music player on mobile phones. You can even control the WMP when it is minimised, by just hovering mouse over the taskbar icon which will show three simple options : Play/Pause Previous and Next buttons.

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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

While Sharing files between XP and Vista you may have noticed that accessing Vista from XP needs a password even when there has been no password set, similarly windows 7 too has this security feature. Ofcourse the password can be disabled later.



Simplified screen resolution changing settings have been implemented. Just Right-click on the Desktop and click Screen Resolution. Change the settings according to your needs.



Well in the end, not much has changed in the RC version, the GUI has been improved and stabilised. Unnecessary features removed and performing operation has been simplified. The major change is in the kernel which provides a much stable platform. Support for all the major hardware devices and compatibilty for common software has been implemented. Windows 7 RC Build 7100 was released for public download on may 5th 2009 that is day before yesterday. Many of us have donwloaded Windows 7 and have tried it by now. But there are some people who have downloaded and burnt the DVD which is ready to install, but may be afraid to install it. This is for those people : "Windows 7 RC is the most stable version of Windows 7 till date and even stable then the current version of Windows Vista" So feel free to install and try Windows 7 till the RC is free, because microsoft will not be giving this awesome operating system at the price which Vista costs. It will be much higher! Well can't be too sure but its worth it...
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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

Hey bro, Thats really a nice clean and point to point tutorial i have ever seen... Well how did you manage to get all those screenshot is a real help...!
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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

Nice tutorial. But it remains to be seen if a new operating system will be the Salvation for Microsoft. Many forces are working against them now. Open Office.Org has cut deep in to the sales of Windows Office. Why pay for something, if you can get as good as software for FREE? Can a free operating system similar to Windows be far off?
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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

IF YOU CAN PROVIDE THE LINK FOR DOWNLOADING wINDOWS 7 rC BUILT 7100?
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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

We already had the download link at https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperi...n7-rc-64/enus/. But the links seems not be working perfectly, so here is the working likes for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
32-Bit - https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperi...n7-rc-32/enus/
64-Bit - https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperi...n7-rc-64/enus/
You will need to have a Microsoft Live ID and sign in to the account to download the RC versions. If you do not have Microsoft Live ID, you can create a new ID fro free from here : https://accountservices.passport.net...vv=650&lc=1033
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Re: How to Install Windows 7 RC ?

how can i take the snapshot of the screen during installation
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