Windows 7 Install Problems
Are you experiencing Windows 7 install problems? Microsoft Windows 7 is the newest operating system from one of the most popular software and development companies ever, replacing the troublesome Windows Vista. The new OS was introduced in October of 2009, after months of beta testing to ensure that the problems users had with Windows Vista did not occur in this newest OS.
Even with the emergence of a better handling operating system, there still may be some problems that a user might encounter, especially at the first initial installation.
- Windows 7 Taking Too Long/Frozen - Windows 7 is an operating system that takes no time at all when it comes to installing, taking at most an hour (which is about three hours shorter than Windows XP). Sometimes however, it might seem as though the system is taking too long to actually load. There can be two reasons for this. Depending on the size of your hard drive, it will take some time for Windows to start the install process. If you have a HD 500GB or larger, expect the OS to take a bit of time; Also, depending on the install disc you are using, there could be an issue with the disc itself or the files. Clean the disc and see if it loads while in your current OS; if you downloaded 7, make sure that all files are on the computer disc.
- Product Key Not Working - Upon the official release date, Microsoft ran into problems when it came to bootleg copies of Windows 7. Unfortunately, this meant that some product keys were being used unofficially - even if the software was bought in store. If you're having issues with your product key, try going to the Microsoft website and verifying your key. Another way is to call Microsoft proper and verify that your key is official.
- Can't Activate - After you've entered in your product key, your OS will automatically be activated before you reach your desktop. If not, you can activate the software online or you can call the 800 number in order to do so. You have 30 days to activate your software or else some features may not work.
Windows 7 install problems are usually not as frustrating as those of its predecessors; however, when experiencing them it can seem as though nothing is working. Luckily, you can go to the main Windows 7 website and view their FAQ page in the case of install issues, so that you know and then can avoid them if they occur.