Installing Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition

Ok, as a MSDN Subscriber, i just got access to the long awaited Microsoft Windows 7.

The filename of the RTM build for Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition is tagged ‘en_windows_7_ultimate_x64_dvd_X15-65922.iso’ for the x64 (64bit) and ‘en_windows_7_ultimate_x86_dvd_x15-65921.iso’ for the 32bit version.

Overview of the different Microsoft Windows 7 Editions

To install Microsoft Windows 7 i took an USB stick, made it bootable, copied to content of the ISO on the stick and installed it from there.

Read here for a tutorial about installing Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows 7 from USB Stick

Here are some screens i captured during the installation..

Booting from the source media

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Starting

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Starting

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_WelcomeScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_WelcomeScreen

Initializing the setup

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_FirstScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_FirstScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_SecondScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_SecondScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_ThirdScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_ThirdScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_FourthScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_FourthScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_FifthScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_FifthScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_SixthScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_SixthScreen

Finalizing the setup

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Finalizing

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Finalizing

First start of Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_FirstStart

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_FirstStart

Creating user

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_CreateUserAndSetPassword

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_CreateUserAndSetPassword

Entering PID (Product key)

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_ProductKey

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_ProductKey

You don’t have to enter a serial/PID key. You can evaluate Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate / Enterprise, whatever edition for 30 days. After this you can use a trick to ‘rearm’ the software protection.
For a detailed description read here (Extending Microsoft Windows 7 evaluation period using slmgr.vbs -rearm)

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Protection

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Protection

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_TimeZone

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_TimeZone

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_NetworkLocation

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_NetworkLocation

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Finalizing

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Finalizing

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_WelcomeScreen

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_WelcomeScreen

Setup finalized, first time Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop experience

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Desktop

Microsoft_Windows_7_Setup_Desktop

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