Install on NO OS?

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  1. betteboop57

    betteboop57 New Member

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    I tried reading through the threads for the answer to my question...obvously either I'm blind and can't find it or by some obscure reason, it has never been asked. (the latter I DOUBT)

    I am getting a laptop from a charity auction. It has NO operating system on it at all.
    My question is, do I just purchase a "Windows 7" (or newer version) and put it in the DVD, then turn the computer on?? There will then be prompts for me to install it??
    If not...please explain what I need to do?

    Also, should I get "7" or get a newer version as it seems MS will be ending all updates/fixes? If so, which one and do I need to install windows 7 first??

    Thanks in advance!
    Bette
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi Bette,
    if you could post the make and model of the laptop we could advise you further on which operating system would suit best. It also depends on the age of the machine.

    To actually install the operating system you'll need to first enter the laptops Bios. This is done by pressing either F2 or the delete key. Usually it tells you, on screen, when the machine starts up which keys to press to enter set up. Once in the Bios you'll need to change the Boot order. This is so the machine will check first the DVD-Rom (which contain the install DVD)for install information instead of the Hard disk drive (which contains nothing yet). If the laptop has a manual it may even tell you how to enter the bios and indeed where to find the actual settings but again if you post the make and model we'll be able to tell you more.
    Once the boot order has been changed the you simply need to save the settings and then reboot making sure the disk is in the drive. Watch for onscreen prompts as you'll need to press any key to start the install process so don't miss it.

    Once you know the make and model post back.
     
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    betteboop57 New Member

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    Thanks you kemical!!
    THANK YOU!!! As soon as we find out if we won, I'll post the make/model. At least now I KNOW it CAN be done! Oh...the OS will run us about $100, right?
     
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