Windows 7 is the Microsoft windows operating system released commercially as the successor to windows Vista. With windows 7, users can pin applications to the taskbar, rearrange the applications in any order they want. Other features include libraries for storing files including documents, pictures, and videos.
In addition, Windows 7 was the first edition of Windows to support multi-touch abilities as well as more accurate handwriting recognition. Snap and shake capabilities were also introduced by Windows 7. This is the reason why users want to restore Windows 7, even after having installed Windows 8 or Windows 10 on their devices.
Overall Windows 7 is a great choice of operating system for everyone.
Windows 7 is available in the following editions:
- Windows 7 Home Premium– the standard version installed on home PCs.
- Windows 7 Professional– typically installed on business computers and includes all the Home Premium features with additional features.
- Windows 7 Ultimate– this complete version has features such as additional language support and BitLocker data protection.
How to Restore Windows 7?
There could be many reasons why you might want to restore Windows 7 on your computer. If you wish to do the same on your device, follow the simple steps:
(Note: ensure you have the following things ready with you)
- Your windows product key
- A safe and secure internet connection
- Sufficient data storage on your PC, USB or external drive for the download.
- A blank USB or DVD with a minimum of 4 GB of free space.
It is known that Windows 7 doesn’t have the built-in refresh and reset options like Windows 8/8.1. Therefore, you have no other way to restore your computer to factory settings unless you have an install media provided by the manufacturer or recovery disc.
Steps to restore Windows 7
- Go to your computer’s BIOS.
- Search for your BIOS’s boot options menu.
- Select the CD-ROM drive as the first boot device.
- Save the changes in the settings.
- Shut down your computer.
- Power on the computer and insert the Windows 7 disc into your CD/DVD drive.
- Start your computer from the disc.
- Choose your preferred Windows setup option.
- Click the “Install now” button.
- Accept the “license terms” and click “next”.
- Select the custom installation.
- Decide on which part you want to install Windows 7 to.
- Install Windows 7 on your preferred hard drive.
- Now, Windows will begin installing.
Windows 7 offers everything you want in an operating system. Programs load and run quickly, your computer never crashes, and the system mostly stays out of your way so that you can work without interruption. It also gets along well with a wide range of third-party margins, offering quick and easy connectivity to printers, music players, and other gadgets of all sorts.