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  1. * 1 Turn on your computer and insert your Windows 7 DVD into your system's DVD-ROM unit. If the Windows 7 setup does not launch, restart your computer and access the BIOS configuration menu. During startup, BIOS instructions are listed at the bottom of the screen. Change the system's boot sequence to "CD/DVD-ROM" and press "F10" to save all changes.

    * 2 Assign your default language, time and keyboard/input, respectively. Click "Next" to proceed with the Windows 7 installation.

    * 3 Click "Install Now" and read the program's license terms. Check "I Accept the License Terms," and click "Next" to continue.

    * 4 Select the "Custom" option, followed by the external hard drive on which you wish to install Windows 7. If you possess more than one storage unit, ensure that you select the proper drive; the most appropriate method is to note the total disk size as shown.

    * 5 Select "Drive Options (Advanced)" as an optional step if you wish to erase the external hard disk's contents. For example, if you wish to store only the Windows 7 OS on the drive, select "Format" from the subsequent menu. Otherwise, leave all options intact and click "Next."

    * 6 Allow the installation to copy all necessary files. Your computer will restart automatically several times during this process. Do not press any key.

    * 7 Input the default user name, followed by a computer name. The user name will serve as the main administrative profile. The computer name can be anything you wish.

    * 8 Click "Next" and assign a password to the user name chosen, followed by a password hint. The password hint is reserved for future reference in the event you forget the chosen password. Click "Next" to continue with the installation.

    * 9 Insert your Windows 7 product key, found on the front page of the software's user's manual. Otherwise, click "Next" to use Windows on trial mode for 30 days. You may activate Windows any time before the trial period expires. Click "Next" to continue."

    * 10 Select the "Recommended Settings" option, which automatically downloads and installs important updates as they become available. Click "Next," and adjust the time and date pertaining to your geographical area. Click "Next" to proceed.

    * 11 Select whether your computer is part of a "Home Network," a "Work Network" or "Public Network." Use "Public Network" if you are using your system in a public area. Click "Next" and allow Windows 7 to finalize all installation settings. Once finished, your computer will restart and prompt you for the user name and password previously chosen.

  2. Compare Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista vs. Windows XP vs. Linux vs. Mac OS X

    What do you all people think which is the best Operating System so far, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux or Mac OS X. Now with the arrival of Windows 7, will you all shift gears towards Windows 7.

    Some key features for all the Operating System are as follows:

    Windows 7 Features:

    * There will be a OSX-like dock, though how OS X-like is yet to be seen.

    * Multi-touch gestures in photogalleries like two-finger zoom, flicking, and panning. Think of the photo app on the Microsoft Surface table.

    * Multi-touch paint program where you can draw with 10 fingers (again, think of what you've already seen in Surface)

    * Multi-touch piano app

    * In-depth mapping application that pulls from Microsoft's Live Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth

    Windows XP Features:

    * Enjoy Music & Video with Windows Media Player

    * Explore Digital Photography with Windows XP

    * Learn more about Gaming with Windows XP.

    * Create Home Movies with Windows Movie Maker.

    * Find out more about Windows XP Professional operating system.

    * Learn about the ultimate Photo, Music, & Movie Pack for XP

    * Protect Your new Computer.

  3. Navigate to the "Start" menu and right-click on the "Computer" link on the right-hand side. Select "Manage" from the pop-up menu. After a few seconds, the Computer Management dialog will appear.

    Navigate to the left side of the dialog and expand the "Task Scheduler" folder. Next, expand the "Task Scheduler Library," "Microsoft" and "Windows" folder.

    Click on the "Mobile PC" folder. Right-click on the "TMM" listing and click "End." Right-click again and click "Disable." Doing this will stop TMM from starting, which will prevent the black screen from appearing at startup.

  4. It will be either 10/100/1000 network connection via the Ethernet port. Dumeter is a bandwidth monitor. It is the not free but offers a 30 day free subscription. go and download it, install it, check your speed and then remove it. Remember the speed of the Ethernet port is a fixed value.

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