Windows 7

1. Microsoft Windows 7 tutorials 2. Module 1- Installation, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 tutorials 3. Editions of Windows 7 tutorials 4. Hardware Requirements for Installing Windows 7 tutorials 5. You can install Windows 7 in following different ways, including: 6. Consideration for Upgrading v/s Migrating tutorials 7. What is Migration tutorials 8. Migrating User Data and Settings tutorials 9. Performing an Image-Based Installation of Windows 7 tutorials 10.Configuring Disks and Device Drivers tutorials 11. Partitioning Disks in Windows 7 tutorials 12.GUID - GPT Disk tutorials 13.Disk Management tools tutorials 14. Simple Volume tutorials 15. Spanned and Striped Volumes tutorials 16. Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes tutorials 17. Disk Quota tutorials 18.Working with VHD Virtual Hard Disk tutorials 19. Device Driver in Windows 7 tutorials 20.System Restore tutorials 21.LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION tutorials 22.Configure and Trouble shoot Network Connections tutorials 23.What is an IPv4 Address tutorials 24. Note - IPV4 25. IPv4 address classes tutorials 26.Default Gateway tutorials 27.Public and Private IPv4 Address tutorials 28.IPv6 Network Connectivity tutorials 29.IPv6 UNICAST ADDRESSES tutorials 30. IPv4 Address can be assigned by following types tutorials 31.Implementing Name Resolution tutorials 32. Trouble Shooting Network Connectivity tutorials 33. Implementing Wireless Security tutorials 34.Wireless network Technologies tutorials 35.What is Wireless Broadband tutorials 36.IEEE 802.11 tutorials 37.Wireless Network Configuration tutorials 38. Security Types tutorials 39. Implementing Network Security tutorials 40.Configuring Windows Firewall tutorials 41.Ports and Application tutorials 42.Important Application, Protocol and Port Number tutorials 43.Configure Inbound and Outbound Rules tutorials 44. Securing Network traffic tutorials

You can install Windows 7 in following different ways, including:

1. Clean Install

2. Upgrade

3. Migration


Clean installation also known as Bare Metal Install.


A clean installation of Windows 7 occurs when,

  • Hard disk contains no previous operating system or

  • You erase the disk prior to installation or

  • You perform Clean Install with Other Operating system in Duel Boot mode and install Operating system on Blank Partition.

  • To perform a clean installation, Boot computer directly from the Windows 7 DVD. If the computer already has an operating system, run setup.exe from DVD to start the installation, Select Clean Installation from wizard screen.


Upgrade installation also known as In-Place Upgrade.

  • When you perform an upgrade, it replaces an existing version of Windows with Windows 7. All user applications, files, and settings are retained. To perform upgrade, run the Windows 7 installation program setup.exe from DVD, Network Share or USB, and select Upgrade.


  • Note: - as a matter of precaution always back up all of your important data before performing an upgrade.



  • Possible only in case of Computer running Windows 7 and you needs to migrate files and settings from old computer (Source) to New Windows 7 computer (destination). You need to perform following steps in sequence.

  • Backup userís settings and data using USMT

  • Perform a clean installation

  • Reinstall the applications

  • Restore the userís settings and data


There are two migration scenarios:

A) side-by-side- here source computer and the destination computer are two different computers.

B) In wipe and load migration Ė here Source and target computer are the same.


Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 7

  • At this point you know that when you perform clean installation of Windows 7, it does not transfer user settings. Now question arise, whether you should perform Upgrade or Migrate?