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(Windows 7: Lesson 1)

{ Installing Windows 7 }


Section 0. Background Information
  • Windows 7 
    • Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and reached general retail availability worldwide on October 22, 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista.

    • Windows 7's server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 R2, was released at the same time. Unlike Windows Vista, which introduced a large number of new features, Windows 7 was intended to be a more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being compatible with applications and hardware with which Windows Vista was already compatible.

     

Section 1. Create a New Virtual Machine
  1. Create a New Virtual Machine. (See Below)

     

  2. New Virtual Machine Wizard
    • Instructions
      1. Select the radio button "Installer disc image file (iso):"
      2. Click the Browse Button
        • Navigate to where your Windows 7 iso is located.
        • Select the Windows 7 iso
      3. Click Next

     

  3. New Virtual Machine Wizard
    • Instructions:
      1. Guest operating system:  Microsoft Windows
      2. Version: Windows 7
      3. Select Next

     

  4. New Virtual Machine Wizard
    • Instructions:
      1. Windows product key: Enter your key that your purchased.
        • Note: If you don't enter a key, then you have a 30 day evaluation.
      2. Full name: Security Student
      3. Password:  Make sure you passwords match.
      4. Select Next.

     

  5. You did not enter Product Key
    • Instructions:
      1. Click Yes

     

  6. New Virtual Machine Wizard
    • Instructions:
      1. Virtual machine name: Windows 7
      2. Location: In my case I saved it to my USB drive, located in H:\Windows 7
      3. Select Next

     

  7. New Virtual Machine Wizard
    • Instructions:
      1. Maximum disk size (GB): For lab purposes, all you really need is 15 GB.
      2. Radio Button:  Store virtual disk as an single file
      3. Select Next

     

  8. New Virtual Machine Wizard
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the "Customize Hardware..." button

     

  9. New Virtual Machine Wizard (Memory)
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Memory (which is highlighted in blue)
      2. Recommended is 1024 MB.
      3. DO NOT Click the Close button

     

  10. New Virtual Machine Wizard (Network)
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Network Adapter
      2. Select the Bridged radio button
      3. Click the Close Button

     

  11. Finish Customizing Hardware
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the Finish button

     

  12. Windows is loading files...

     

  13. Setup is starting...

     

  14. Installing Windows
    • Note:  Depending on your system's resources this process could take between 15 and 45 minutes.

     

  15. Installing VMware Tools

     

  16. Logging off...

 

Section 2. Login to Windows 7
  1. Login
    • Instructions:
      1. Enter Password
      2. Click the Blue Arrow

 

Section 3. Proof of Lab
  1. Bring up Command Prompt
    • Instructions:
      • Start --> Command Prompt

     

  2. Proof of Lab
    • Proof of Lab Instructions
      1. systeminfo | find /i "install date"
      2. date
      3. echo "Your Name"
        • Replace the string "Your Name" with your actual name.
        • e.g., echo "John Gray"
      4. Do a <PrtScn>
      5. Paste into a word document
      6. Upload to Moodle

 



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