I'm going to bed shortly... And, I'm sure you are excited to get everything up and running. So, I'm going to explain what you need to do after the install. (Hopefully everything has gone fine)
After you first see Windows 7 for the first time, there may be missing drivers. To check this, click on the Windows Logo(start button) and Right Click "Computer". Now, select "Properties". A window will open, look up towards the top left of that windows and click "Device Manager". Anything with a Yellow Question mark or any special marking is missing a driver. The most common are, Audio, Video, and Ethernet. These should all come on your motherboard's driver disc... so install them from the disc.
Secondly, don't forget you are very vulnerable to attacks if you go surfing the web because you don't have an Anti-Virus installed yet. So, install your Anti-Virus. If you don't have one, or don't know where to get one, I recommend Avira which can be downloaded from my signature. It is free. Another good one is AVAST! or AVG... all located HERE
. It is safest to download the file from another computer, and transfer that file via flash drive, or burned to a cd. Then insert the flash drive or cd into the new computer, and double click the setup file.
Thirdly, it's always best to get your Operating System up-to-date after a fresh install. So click on the Windows Logo button, click "All Programs", and above "accessories" click on "Windows Update". Follow the instructions to update Windows. P.S. You can skip this step, and Windows 7 will notify you that updates are available. I just always think it is best to do it right away and manually.
Once you have all the drivers installed, an Anti-Virus running, and you have updated Windows 7... you can start enjoying your new computer. I'm going to bed, good luck and I'll answer any questions you have tomorrow. Hope all goes well!
Edited by Ferrari, 08 January 2010 - 01:03 AM.