How to Perform A Clean Installation of Windows 7 on your PC

Formatting your PC using a Windows 7 setup disk simply means Installing Windows 7 on your PC and vice versa. Here, explain the step by step procedures for installing Windows 7 on your PC.

Although, this tutorial has being put simply enough and certain points are noted and explained where necessary meanwhile, if any point is not clear to you, kindly ask your question in the comment box/section.

i- Do A Backup: although, you may still be able to recover your data and other documents by retrieving them in the (similar to when you install Windows 8 on your PC which explained here) folder following successful installation of the Windows 7, you are advised to either backup those files on an hard drive or to a cloud-based service such as or Mediafire and
the likes.
Who knows!? Anything can happen.

ii- Check System Requirements: for optimum performance, you are advised to check the Windows OS (Operating System) requirement. You may check Windows 7 requirements here.
Ideally, the configurations given below is OK with either Windows 10, 8, 7 or even XP. Although, depending on your needs and reasons for the PC, you might require a much better configuration to enjoy optimum performances.

CPU: 1GHz processor or faster
RAM: 1GB for 32-bit / 2GB for 64-bit
Storage space: 16GB for 32-bit / 20GB for 64-bit
Graphics: DirectX 9 capable video card


STEP 1- Secure a Windows 7 Bootable DVD: get a bootable Windows 7 DVD and slot it into your PC DVD ROM. You can use an external DVD ROM if you are performing this installation on a Mini laptop or Windows tablet.

STEP 2- Restart your PC: now, simply short down the PC and restart it. While the PC is being restarted, press and hold the KEY (or key combo) for entering the BOOT MENU options for your PC.
For different PC, the boot menu key combination is different.
For DELL PC it is f12 while ACER PC is f2 and Delete. Click here for the complete list of the hot keys used for booting most PC to boot menu or BIOS.

STEP 3- Configure the PC to Boot from the CD/DVD: when the PC is finally on the Boot Menu options, set the DVD ROM or the External DVD ROM (if you are formatting the PC using external DVD) as the first boot and then, press f10 to save your Settings and restart.

Now, the PC will attempt to boot from DVD. When prompted, press any key to continue.

STEP 4- Configure your Locale Settings: here, choose the native language and location you wish that your Windows 7 be configured with and then; proceed by clicking "Next".

STEP 5- Choose "INSTALL" and then, Select "Windows OS Bit": select either x86 for 32bit Operating System or x64 for 64bit Operating System. Click next and then, Agree to the Terms before you proceed.

STEP 6- Choose "either "Upgrade" or "Custom" Installation: here, you are expected to select "Custom" installation.

When selected, almost immediately, Windows should display the partitions available on the PC. Choose your desired partition and proceed.

STEP 7- The INSTALLATION Begins: now, all you have to do is wait until the installation is complete.

Explained above is the procedures for installing Windows 7 on your PC meanwhile, be informed that the sequence may slightly differ depending on the Windows Setup you are using.