Setup Windows® 7 in HP ENVY® 15 Edition
Tips to setup Windows 7 in HP ENVY 15 Editions
Being the latest release from Microsoft, Windows 7 has become popular among users and is often the preferred preinstalled Operating System. However, unlike Windows XP/98/ME/2000, program activation is required for Windows 7 operating system. This has been mandatory to reduce piracy of product. A grace period in which to activate the system software from the time of initial use is provided to enable the user to activate the software. If the time elapses before he/she carries the process, vital features needed for smooth running of Windows are disabled thus, limiting the control you have over your system. Unlike many theories, you may have heard about the process, it is a simple procedure that will take a maximum of 7 minutes to complete.
To help you with information, the article discusses tips to activate, register and configure Windows 7 in HP ENVY 15 Editions.
- Tips to activate and register Windows in your laptop
- What to know
- Tips to configure the software
Tips to activate and register Windows in your laptop
To begin with, check the number of days left before the activation period expires. To do so, open the control panel and double click on the security option from the displayed list. In the window that appears, click on the option, then, select system control panel view. A new page pops up in the screen. At the bottom of the screen, look for the message ‘windows activation’. Adjacent to it, the numbers of days left before the operating system is deactivation will be shown. To initialize the procedure, click on the hyperlink labeled ‘activate windows now’. In the Windows activation wizard that pops in your screen, follow the provided steps while selecting on the appropriate options to complete the verification process of the version running in your system. Once the product verification code is successful, a message activation was successful is be displayed.
What to know
For successful activation process, Internet connection is needed. However, security settings such as, firewall configurations and proxy servers may hinder the process. Ensure that the settings of these two items are such that they allow for the activation process to directly access Microsoft servers.
For optimal performance, system configuration is vital in order to safeguard the PC against possible security breaches and scares. The main features that require configuration are firewall security settings to check for inbound and outbound Internet traffic, Windows Defender to check for spyware threats, auto update to look up security updates released by the developer to fortify the system and BitLocker To Go that encrypts files stored in the hard disk against accidental or illegal access.