Install Windows 7 Beta 1 is a simple operation in itself and accessible to all.
However, for the simple fact that they do here that a first beta, this release is to advise that an informed public that knows what he does and who knows what cost to use an operating system far from finalized.
Windows 7 Beta 1 is only in English, sometimes shows very unstable and not optimized, provides hardware and software incompatibilities, yet possesses no online help . Typical defects of a version "Beta 1" which will obviously be all corrected by the final version. This is what we hope so.
In addition, if Microsoft makes and public pre-release system, it is to get lots of information on the problems of compatibility, drivers and software on the functioning of the new features, performance through thousands of different configurations of PCs worldwide. Therefore, Windows 7 Beta default transmit continuously and Microsoft all kinds of anonymous information and statistics that will allow the publisher and its partners to finalize the system and prepare its eco-system. If you are sensitive to this type of transmission of information, this Beta 1 you are not destiny.
Do not attempt a particular update
Windows 7 Beta 1 can be installed in two ways: new installation mode and update mode.
In practice, it is strongly recommended to use the upgrade mode (which is to convert its facility in Windows XP or Vista 7). And this for several reasons:
In other words, if you want to try Windows 7 today, you must install the system in "Dual Boot" on a dedicated partition. So you continue to use your machine normally, but any time you can reboot the PC to Windows 7 to have fun and introduce you to its use.
Prepare a blank partition
As we have seen is to install Windows 7 on its own partition and get a setup dual-boot to start at will on your current system (and all software) or on a brand new Windows 7.
For this it is necessary to create a partition (disk unit) dedicated.
- Start by making a backup of all your important data
The easiest and quickest way is to use an external USB drive (there are high capacity at low prices) and make a complete disk image of your hard drive using a program such as DriveImage XML (Free ), Paragon Drive Backup Personal or Acronis True Image Home.
- You can now create the new partition
Once data is saved, you can repartition your hard disk to create a partition of at least 20 GB for Windows 7. To repartition your disks you can:
You should now have a machine with a new blank partition ready to host Windows 7.
Securing Windows 7
Downloading Windows 7 gives you an ISO image of the DVD system. Once this ISO file recovered, it still has to burn. If you already have a burning software like Nero, Roxio, Easy CD DVD Burner Free, InfraRecorder or Droppix Recorder, you can use the "Burn Image" of the software to create your DVD self-bootable Windows 7. You can also use a tool like ISO Recorder to burn the image directly from the Windows desktop.
Think about burning the DVD at low speed (4x for example)! The installation is very sensitive to the quality of engraving. Any attempt to burn at high speed may lead to errors during installation.
Insert the Windows DVD player 7 in and restart the PC, taking care that the machine boots from the DVD (even changing the BIOS settings for this). Above all, do not attempt an installation of Windows 7 from your current Windows, which would lead to a disastrous update. Reboot the PC on the burned DVD to install Windows.
The following screens require your full attention!
First Windows 7 seconds
Once installed and rebooted the system you are now in control of Windows 7.
Set the Dual Boot
Windows 7 is now installed as Dual Boot. By default, your PC will boot in Windows 7, not your old system. It is likely that you would rather start the day by default on your old system. It is imperative to change this setting in Windows 7 and not in your old system (you may render your PC unbootable):
Your new system "Dual Boot" set to test Windows 7 will, is now ready ... Enjoy!
Hi Mr. Different,
The Beta of Windows 7 has expired way back and will not. I do not think this resource bears much value.