how to install windows 7 full version on a new hard disk

i got a new hard disk and want to install a full version of windows 7 on it , do i need to do anything special or just install the new hard disk then install windows 7

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Last updated August 19, 2019 Views 224,272 Applies to:
Just hook up the hard drive, insert the install DVD, and boot from the DVD to start the install.

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To install Windows 7 on a computer without an operating system

To do this, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

  1. Turn on your computer, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.

  2. Restart your computer.

  3. Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

  4. On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next .

    If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive .

  5. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms , and then click Next .

  6. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom .

  7. On the Where do you want to install Windows ? page, choose the partition that you want to install Windows 7 on, or click Unallocated Space if no partitions are listed, and then click Next .

    If a dialog box appears saying that Windows might create additional partitions for system files, or that the partition you chose might contain recovery files or other types of files from your computer manufacturer, click OK .

  8. Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7 , which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.

  • If you're using the upgrade version of Windows 7 on a computer without an operating system installed, you need to leave the product key box empty during setup. The upgrade version requires Windows XP or Windows Vista to be installed on the computer to activate Windows 7 . To activate Windows 7 , go to the Microsoft Support website. For more information, see Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key and Windows 7 activation error: 0xC004F061 .

  • You might need to update drivers after Windows 7 installation is complete. To do so, click the Start button, click All Programs , and then click Windows Update . If Windows Update doesn't have the driver you need, see Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly , or go to the 7 Compatibility Center"" href="" title="Go to and search for "Windows 7 Compatibility Center""> Windows 7 Compatibility Center


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