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Beginners Guides: Installing Windows Vista

Beginners Guides: Installing Windows Vista - PCSTATS
Abstract: Installing Microsoft Windows operating systems has never been too hard, but Windows Vista's install process does differ in several ways from that of Windows XP, especially when it comes to handling hard drive selection...
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Finishing the Fresh Installation

Now you will need to enter a name for your computer. This name is used for network connections between your computer and others.

Now you are on to the 'help protect Windows automatically screen'. For the time being, choose the first option 'use recommended settings' though this is not ideal, since it will download updates (and occasionally restart you computer) automatically. The only options here are auto updates or no updates at all, so take the lesser of two evils and then see tip #12 in PCSTATS's extensive 31-page long Vista performance Guide for a better setting once Vista is installed.

Set the date and time, then click 'next' and choose how you plan to use your network connection.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Installing Windows Vista
 Pg 2.  The Windows Vista clean install process
 Pg 3.  Getting Around Activating Vista
 Pg 4.  Selecting the Hard Drive for Vista
 Pg 5.  Creating Partitions and Formatting
 Pg 6.  Installing Vista over an old Windows installation
 Pg 7.  — Finishing the Fresh Installation
 Pg 8.  Finishing the Fresh Installation Con't
 Pg 9.  Vista installation with RAID 0 or 1 (Advanced)
 Pg 10.  Upgrading to Windows Vista
 Pg 11.  Upgrading to Windows Vista; Compatibility
 Pg 12.  Upgrading to Windows Vista; Device Drivers

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