Preparing to upgrade a system

Connect the computer to the Internet to during the system installation you can download updates. Close the antivirus program and all user applications that are currently open. Insert the bootable Windows 7 disk in the drive and launch the installer. In the main menu, select "Upgrade to Windows 7". In this case, all user settings will remain unchanged. Please note that this requires that the computer was running a licensed version of XP, otherwise you will be prompted to format the hard drive and install a clean system.

Find your 25-character Windows product key. Usually it is listed on the cover of the installation disc or in the email if Windows 7 was purchased and downloaded on the Internet. Read the user agreement and give permission to install. After this your computer will restart automatically. Please note that you can perform the steps above in another way. To do this, set the BIOS as the priority boot device CD-ROM drive and place the installation CD in the drive. When the computer is booted to initiate installation of the system disk where you will be prompted to choose the required parameters and proceed directly to the installation process.

The installation process

Complete the installation of the system. Visit the "get important updates" are recommended to download the latest system updates to ensure successful installation and protect your computer from various threats. For updates during the installation process Windows 7, the computer must be connected to the Internet. On the page "Select installation type" select "custom". Select the partition where Windows XP is located (usually C: drive) and click Next. Install appropriate for your locale parameters date and time after which the computer will restart. On the boot screen of Windows 7 specify the computer name and set up user accounts.

Go through the activation procedure of the system by entering a license key one of the available methods. The transition to activate the system is via the task bar at the bottom of the screen. Also update the drivers for the system devices using "device Manager" in "control Panel" system.