Lab 2 - Installing Windows 7 on Your HP Lab Computer Overview

Lab 2 - Installing Windows 7 on Your HP Lab Computer Overview
Due Date: Jan 27, 2011
Lab 2 - Installing Windows 7 on Your HP Lab Computer
The purpose of this lab is to perform a clean installation of Windows 7 Professional Trial
Edition on your HP laboratory computer. You will do the lab as a team, but will turn in
individual documentation. Please read all lab instructions carefully.
Installation Steps
 1. Obtain a Windows 7 Professional trial edition installation DVD from your instructor.
 2. Boot your lab computer from the Windows 7 installation DVD - a screen is displayed
which allows you to specify:
 Language to install
 Time and currency format
 Keyboard or input method
 3. Accept the default settings and click Next - a screen is displayed that gives you links to
installation information and a repair option. Explore these links for a few minutes if you
 4. Click Install now - - a screen appears that displays License Terms.
 5. Check the I accept the license terms check box, and click Next - a screen is displayed that
allows you to select the type of installation you want.
 6. Click on Custom (advanced) - a screen is displayed that lists existing partitions on the
 7. Click the Drive options link on the bottom-right of the screen - several new links appear
including Delete, Format, New, and Extend.
 8. Select the first partition in the list and click the Delete link - a message box is displayed
warning you that all data will be lost.
 9. Click OK - the partition turns into unallocated space. In a like manner, delete any other
existing partition(s) until only unallocated space remains. Warning: Do not delete the
partition on your flash drive if it is installed - all data will be lost.
 10. Select the unallocated space and click New - a window that allows you to enter a size
 11. Enter the size 20000 (20 GB) and click Apply - a message box appears stating that
Windows might create additional partitions for system files.
 12. Click OK - the following two partitions are created:
Total Size
Free Space
Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved
100 MB
86.0 MB
Disk 0 Partition 2
19.4 GB
19.4 GB
Note: The 100 MB partition is used for implementing BitLocker drive encryption and also
contains the Windows Recovery Environment so one can repair Windows 7 without having
M.A.M. 1/13/2011
to use the installation DVD.
 13. Select Disk 0 Partition 2, 19.4 GB, Primary and click Next - the partition is
automatically formatted with the NTFS file system and Setup installs Windows 7. The
installation takes about 15 minutes and includes two reboots. (Do not select to reboot from
the installation DVD if offered.)
 14. After the second reboot, a screen appears that allows you to enter a user name and a
computer name.
 15. Enter the last name of each member of your team in the Name field up to a maximum of
15 characters. Longer names may have to be abbreviated. Example: MonroeSmithMorg.
Accept the default computer name (e.g.,MonroeSmithMorg-PC), Click Next - a screen
appears that allows you to set a password for your administrator account.
 16. Enter (and retype) a password of Password_1, and a password hint of Password_1, and
click Next - a screen appears that allows you to enter a product key.
 17. Since this is a trial installation, you are not required to enter a product key. Deselect the
Automatically activate Windows when I am online checkbox and click Next - a screen
appears that allow you to select Windows Update settings.
 18. Click Use recommended settings - the Review your time and date settings screen
 19. Set the time zone to (UTC-0500)- Eastern Time (US & Canada), verify the correct date
and time, and click Next - a screen appears that allows you to choose your network type.
 20. Select Work Network - Setup finalizes the settings, and the installation is complete.
Determine the Missing Driver Using Device Manager
 1. Select Start, type in Device Manager, and then press Enter - the Device Manager dialog
is displayed.
 2. Note that a yellow icon is displayed next to a device icon entitled Multimedia audio.
Right-click this icon and select Properties - the driver Properties dialog is displayed. Check the
error description and code in the Device status window. For a missing driver, you will see:
The driver for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
Download and Install the Missing Driver
 1. On your classroom computer, invoke Internet Explorer, enter in the address
window, and select Enter – the HP home page is displayed.
 2. Click on the Support link Drivers button at the top of the page - a page that asks you to
Start by selecting a task is displayed
 3. Select the Download drivers and software (and firmware) radio button, enter dc5100 in
the Enter a product name / number window, and click Go – a Product search results
page for the dc5100 system is displayed.
 4. Click the HP Compaq dc5100 Microtower PC link - a Download drivers and software
page is displayed.
 5. Select the link for the Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit) operating system - a
list of drivers is displayed.
 6. Under Driver-Audio, click the ADI AC97 Integrated Digital Audio Driver for
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) link - a page for this driver appears.
 7. Review the Release notes on the page, and then click the Download button - a File
Download - Security Warning dialog is displayed.
 8. Click the Save button - a Save as dialog appears.
 9. Navigate to an appropriate location on your flash drive, and then click Save - the file is
downloaded to your flash drive.
 10. Install one team member's the flash drive into lab computer and navigate to the folder that
contains the audio driver EXE file. Double-click EXE file and following the on-screen
instructions to install the driver. Note:
 11. Return to Device Manager and verify that the yellow icon is no longer visible.
For Lab Credit
Each individual will turn in a screen shot of Device Manager that shows that no yellow
exclamation mark is displayed.
 1. Select Start | Control Panel | System (or Windows Key + Break) - a screen that contains
basic computer information appears.
 2. Click the Device Manager link - the Device Manager console is displayed. Verify that all
devices are working properly (i.e., no yellow or red icons.)
 3. Resize the Device Manager window to reduce empty space. Then take a screen shot by
selecting Alt + Print Screen.
 4. Select Start | All Programs | Accessories | Word Pad - a new Word Pad document is
displayed. Enter your name at the top, skip a line, and enter the lab number.
 5. Skip another line and paste the Device Manager screen shot into the document by entering
Ctrl + V. Save the document on your flash drive as Lab02.rtf.
 6. Safely remove the flash drive from your laboratory computer and insert it to your
classroom computer.
 7. Invoke Word Pad, and print out the Lab02.rtf document containing the screen captures.
Turn it in for lab credit.
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