How to Install Windows 7 GuideGuest_Jim_* -
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Setting Up Windows 7:
At this point Windows has been installed and we just have to give it some information. First it will ask for a user name and a computer name. By default the computer name is your username followed by "-PC."
The next step is very important but can be delayed. Windows will want its product key entered, which is included with any legitimate install media of Windows, in one form or another. You are able to skip entering the key at this time though, as I did simply because that key is already in use for my desktop, which is also why it has been told to not attempt activation. There is a 30-day grace period to enter the key through System Properties before Windows ceases to function.
Now we get to decide the behavior of Windows Update. The recommended settings are to have Windows install every update it thinks you could need without having to tell you. You can also have Windows install only important updates or ask you what you want to do later, after you have booted to the desktop.
This window is fairly self-explanatory.
Now Windows just has to finalize everything and then you are sent to your brand new desktop!