Appendix A. Installing Windows 7

What You’ll Do

Prepare to Install Windows 7

Install Windows 7

Update to a Windows Service Pack

Transfer Files and Settings from Another Computer

Use Windows XP Mode

Explore Windows Live



If you’re upgrading to Windows 7 from a previous version of Windows, this appendix describes how to prepare and install Windows 7. The temptation is to insert the Windows 7 install disc and start the installation, but you can avoid problems by making sure your computer is ready for Windows 7. Before you install Windows 7, you need to check your computer hardware and software and make several setup decisions that relate to your computer. The Windows 7 Setup wizard walks you through the installation process.

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