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Old 03. Jun 2015, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Joe A.TT
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Rule 1: Backup so that you always have a way back.

Rule 2: Backup so that you always have a way back.

I'm sorry, but I had to say it twice because I cannot stress how important backing up is.

Okay, with that out of the way, in a nutshell, this is what think you should do...

1. Check and see if your computer meets these minimum requirements. Bear in mind these are the absolute bare minimum. IMHO, you should double the given CPU and RAM as a realistic minimum.

2. To ensure your computer is capable of running Windows 7 go here and download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and run it.

3. Go to your computer manufacturer's website and ensure they have Windows 7 drivers for your model computer. If they do, download them to keep them handy for when you do the installation.

Once you have satisfied all the above and you have a valid Windows 7 Product Key with an installation disc you can proceed. If you have an upgrade installation disc instead you can still do a clean install by following the instructions here.

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