Setup Windows® 7 in HP Compaq® 8100 Elite Convertible Minitower PC
Regardless of what version of Windows came installed on your HP Compaq 8100 Elite Convertible Minitower PC, you can easily set-up, activate, register and configure Windows 7 in order to enjoy the benefits of your computer. HP Compaq 8100 Elite, with the Intel Core i5/i7 processor options, is powerful enough to run Windows 7 without any processing delays. All the features of the computer can be fully utilized to optimize the system performance for more versatility and other benefits to users.
Issues related to the installation of Windows 7 in HP Compaq 8100 Elite are discussed in the following points.
- How to set-up Windows 7 in HP Compaq 8100 Elite?
- Tips to activate and register Windows 7
- How to configure Windows 7?
How to set-up Windows 7 in HP Compaq 8100 Elite?
When upgrading an existing Windows version, start Windows 7 set-up from it, that is, from the Windows mode. For a clean install, you would first need to backup important applications, drivers and other data before you boot with your Windows 7 DVD to delete any existing partitions except the recovery partition. You will then create a partition in the unallocated space and use it to install Windows 7 after which you will have to install the drivers and copy back data to your new user profile. In the case of upgrading, everything from old Windows is saved to a folder named Windows.old.
Tips to activate and register Windows 7
After the setup completes, you are supposed to activate your copy of Windows 7 to make it legal and qualify for updates and product support from Microsoft. You are given a period of 30 days after installation to comply with the requirement. For the activation process to start, an Internet connection is required. You can activate Windows 7 using a direct connection or a modem. Alternatively, an automated phone can be used if Windows is not able to activate online. You will need to have a valid product key for the activation process. To start activation, you will click the ‘Start’ button, right-click ‘Computer,’ click ‘Properties,’ and then click ‘Activate Windows’ now. You will then be presented with the activation options to continue. After this you can register your copy in order to automatically receive a series of e-mails with tips and tricks related to Windows 7.
Upon completing these process, it is important to use the tools available in Windows 7 to configure it for security reasons and ensuring more stability for the system. Make sure that Windows Firewall is turned on and use administrative tools to secure access to system registry and other important locations.