My primary hard drive failed. (Yes, everything was backed up) I am installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 on it. It really doesn’t matter which Windows OS you are installing. I do these basic steps for all of them.
Install the Operating System. Make sure your BIOS is configured t0 look for the OS setup disk in the optical drive and let it run through the installation. You, of course, will need a valid code.
Download all updates to Windows 7.
Download and Install an anti-virus.
Download and Install CCleaner.
Windows configuration. Tray Icons. Start Menu.
Internet Explorer. Download Flash. Change Homepage. Change search provider. Start collecting favorites or import.