How to install Windows 7 from CD or DVD?

An operating system is required to run a computer. We will learn how to install Windows 7 from CD or DVD.

Windows 7 system requirements

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor*
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

How to install Windows 7

Step 1 : After turning on the PC quickly enter BIOS by pressing specific button mentioned below.

  • Acer and Asus: F2 or Del
  • Dell: F2 or F12
  • Gigabyte: Delete
  • HP: ESC or F10
  • Lenovo: F1, F2, or Fn + F2
  • Lenovo ThinkPads: Enter + F1
  • MSI: DEL
  • Microsoft Tablets: Press and hold the volume-up button
  • Samsung and Toshiba: F2
  • Sony: F1, F2, or F3

Step 2 : Go to the Boot Menu and mark the CD/DVD to boot from Boot Device Priority. Or, it will show a list of all the drives available, in this case show CD Drive and press Enter. Then, Save and exit.

Step 3 : Enter Windows Setup [Enabled EME Mode] by selecting.
Insert the installation CD into the computer.

Step 4 : Windows will start loading.
Select Next by after choosing Language and Time.

Step 5 : If the previous Windows crashed, then Repair Windows, else Install Windows. Then Windows will show its own version of Basic, Professional, Ultimate, including 32 Bit and 64 Bit. Select a specific one, let's say Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and click Next.

Step 6 : Choose Custom option.

Step 7 : If it's a brand new HardDisk, System will show Unallocated Space. In this case, select this Unallocated Space and click on New. Take as much space as you need (let's say 100 GB) and click on Create to create Drive. Rest of the Hard Drive space will show as another Unallocated Space, then we will leave it like that, and install Windows and then create other Drives from My Computer later. 

If it's a old or used HardDisk (by you or someone else). In case where there is a lot of information; Select and delete C Drive. Then it will convert into Unallocated Space. Then select this Unallocated Space and click on New. With everything (or as much space as needed) click on Create to create Drive

Note that if you leave some space, it will be shown as a different Unallocated Space, then if you want to create Drive, select this new Unallocated Space, click on New, take all the space and click on Create to create Drive. Or then install Windows and then create other Drives from My Computer later. 


Anyway, the process will start only after selecting the specific drive i.e. C Drive and clicking on Next.

Step 8 : When the Windows Installation process is completed, the Username must be given, and then the Password.

Step 9 : Type your Windows product key

Step 10 : On next screen, choose User recommended settings.

Step 11 : Choose the Home Network for Internet use at home.

Congratulations! You are Done. 

How to create Drives?

When the Windows Installation process is completed, right click on My Computer from the desktop and click on Manage and go to Disk Management. Right click on Unallocated Space and click on New Single Volume. Determine the specific space for a drive there and click on Next with Drive Letter and click on Next. After that

  • NTFS, Default
  • Preferred name in Volume Label
  • Choose Quick Format, then Next.

Note, if you want to delete a drive, right click on the drive and select Delete Volume, it will become Unallocated Space.