• Windows 7

Upgrading Windows – Step by Step

This will explain how to update windows xp to windows 7 from a usb drive.

  1. Backup your files first, rather be safe than sorry right?
    1. Check your desktop and  My Document for files you may want.  Things like pictures, music, files, etc.
    2. Backup the up to a USB drive, just create a new folder on the usb drive and copy the files you want there
  2. Now you need to change your computers boot order so it knows to boot from your usb drive and not the hard drive
    1. Insert your usb drive into the computer if its not already.
    2. Restart your computer
      1. Press ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 during the initial startup screen. Depending on the BIOS manufacturer, a menu may appear.
      2. Choose to enter BIOS setup. The BIOS setup utility page appears.
      3. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab. System devices appear in order of priority.
      4. Make sure your USB drive is on the top of the list
      5. Safe & exist the bios
      6. Computer will restart with the changed settings
  3. Installing Windows – your computer should boot into Windows setup/install now. If it doesn’t go back to the last step and set USB to be your first boot device
    1. You should see the install windows screen
    2. Read the License Agreement, select the I Accept the License Terms check box, and click Next.
    3. Make sure you choose UPGRADE otherwise you will lose everything you have.
    4. Keep following the prompts if you get stuck just hit me up on my live chat here on the website.
  4. You are done, crack open a beer and enjoy your new Windows 7.
By | 2017-01-20T16:00:57+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Windows Upgrade|

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