How to remove Windows 7 from laptop and install Windows 8
The process of removing Windows 7 has many nuances and features. Just like the newer Microsoft OS. To implement this event not only need to have a distribution but have the possibility of making changes to the settings of the BIOS.
What you need to remove?
In order to remove it from the laptop fully OS, you need to first save all important files on any media (USB stick, portable hard drive). So as to perform a complete removal will require the implementation of procedures for the formatting. It involves erasing all the data present in the permanent memory of the PC – regardless of their type.
Also removal action will be required:
- the ability to configure the Bios;
- the USB port to run the software from external flash memory;
- have the drive to work with CD to implement the programs and continue the installation of another operating system;
- software that allows formatting the hard drive.
When all of the above is available, you can begin to «erase» the seventh version from your hard disk. The only way to get rid of the fragments of the old operating system on your laptop or desktop computer.
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The sequence of actions
The first step in the uninstallation of the OS is to format the disk. In order to do so before installation, you must first edit the Bios.
This is done as follows:
- immediately after starting the PC you want to quickly click several times on F8 or Delete (depending on model and Bios type, PC);
- on the monitor a blue screen appears that contains the table;
- find the list of parameters, looking something like this:
- 1st boot device;
- 2st boot device;
- 3st boo device;
- editable 1st boot devi setcim to the right of the line appeared correct device (CD/DVD ROMили USB-FDD);
- find the line «Save and Exit Setup», click on it, agree to the modification and the implementation of further reload.
After the startup settings, you need to use a storage medium with software intended to work with a hard drive. In stock must be a formatting function.
The best choice today is Acronis Disk Director. The correct version of supporting work outside the operating system.
The formatting is as follows:
- insert the boot disk in the drive and reboot PC;
- after starting the greeting is displayed the blue color, you should choose Acronis Disk Director;
- next, a window will open in it select the item called «Start recovery console»;
- in the opened table will show all hard disk partitions currently on your computer — choose the one that has the old OS version;
- right click should open the context menu and select the item called «format»;
- by entering all the required parameters, click on the button «apply scheduled operations»;
After performing all the above actions will start the formatting process. At the end the app needs to close. All data from the hard drive permanently deleted. And you can safely proceed to install the new version.
Remove Windows 7 from the laptop in the process of installing Windows 8
This requires the skills of an experienced user. As well as basic knowledge of the internal structure of the PC. Because otherwise removal can lead to disastrous consequences, damage to the laptop and have to call the repairman.
A safe and easy way to remove Windows 7 through the BIOS on the laptop is formatting in the installation process is the eighth version of the operating system from Microsoft.
To perform this action, you must do the following:
- restart the computer with the inserted media (CD, USB stick) that has a distribution;
- set the desired language, time format and input method on the screen;
- next, a window will open containing all of the partitions on your hard disk;
- choose containing unnecessary data to erase and click «format»;
- the second option is to create a new partition with the button called «create» (below there is a field «size» — it can be easy to choose required size next section).
This completes the formatting and removing the old OS from the computer with minimal risk. Also, this method gives the opportunity to save a certain amount of time – no need to remove the disk with additional software to complete the setup of the BIOS and perform other such actions.
The installation of the new version of the operating system from the company Microsoftдовольно easy and takes a minimal amount of time. Especially if you are installing from a USB stick.
Installation is performed in the following order:
- after starting the screen will display the window with the «Install» button, click on it;
- if the copy is licensed, not hacked previously, you will need to enter the key is the 25 digit combination of numbers. After that, click the «Next» button;
- after clicking «next», you must read the license agreement, tick the box next to «I accept the license terms» and then click «next»;
- the following window allows you to select the installation type:
- custom installation;
- for a clean installation, you must select at number two is «selective»;
- the last step in installation is to copy and decompress all the required files;
- upon completion of the current process needs to restart.
When the installation is completed, the system will provide the ability to carry out the initial configuration.
This is done in several stages:
- «personalization» — this section allows you to define the color of the interface and choose the name of the computer;
- the next stage is implementation of configuration:
- network settings (default values): for use in home networks or public networks;
- updates – you can do this either automatically or manual;
- security and privacy: turn on or turn off the system Do Not Track (no tracking visited pages) and Smart Screen (anti-malware, data).
It is also very important to pay attention to the section of settings called «send data to Microsoft and other services.» As this depends on the level of privacy of use.
This page allows you to enable or disable:
- the automatic use of PC systems;
- automatically download predictable page;
- permission to use personal personal data (name, avatar);
- querying information about the device location.
Last is account setup.
Three options are available:
- if you have previously created, you can use it;
- to create a new account;
- will sign under the name «continue without account» — perhaps a continuation of the work without the use of a username and password.
It is very important to choose original distribution – this depends heavily on the success of the subsequent installations. Since the various kind of the pirate assemblies are often simply non-functional. OS can be purchase at any computer store.
If possible, carry out a clean installation of the operating system is to format before you install hard disk. Because otherwise, the probability of occurrence of various errors, and also the appearance of stubborn files.
Installing a new operating system – the process is not complicated, it is important to be as careful as possible during the setup of the BIOS.