How do I install Windows Vista Home Basic on a computer?
Despite the legendary unpopularity of WindowsVista, many people still have disks with a licensed system (delivered with a computer) or laptops with a licensed sticker. Can I install and use Windows Vista Home Basic on any home computer? Well, of course! It is absolutely easy to do this.
First of all, its installation is simple. Differing from the old XP, Vista allows you to set yourself even on an unformatted disk. Moreover: so its installation will go even faster! However, we do not recommend deploying Windows Vista Home Basic to an unprepared disk (if there is already some system), since in this case the risk of inheriting various "glitches" that eventually accumulate in each system is extremely high. By the way, if you decided to install a new system on top of the old one, the latter will be saved as a folder "Windows.old". In the case of a rollback to the old OS, the contents of this folder will be used for recovery.
We immediately draw your attention! Unlike older versions of Windows, the Vista installation disk allows not only to format the logical disks on which the installation will be performed, but also to perform operations with partitions. It's not just about the banal creation of them, but also about increasing or decreasing the size of a particular section. For example, in case of a lack of space on the "C" disk, which is planned to be installed, you can "pinch" a little space from the "D" disk. Agree, these features allow you to install Windows Vista Home Basic with great comfort.
It should be noted that in Vista there is an opportunity to install an older version of the system if you enter the corresponding key. If you do not have it, you will have to settle for the "Home Basic" version.
So. We proceed to install Windows Vista. Immediately after booting from the DVD (I hope you have already set the desired mode in the BIOS?), A normal dialog box appears with a suggestion to select the system language you need. After you enter all the parameters you need, click the "Next" button. In the next window you are asked to enter a key. Attention! You can not enter any key, but click the "Next" button, confirming your desire to specify the key later. In this case, you will see another dialog box in which you can select another version of Vista.
But if you immediately vobete in the correspondingfield key from Windows Vista Home Basic, you will not see this item. Do not forget to check or uncheck the automatic activation of the system! In general, this is your participation in the installation is completed, as further everything will be done by the program. You will only need to be patient and wait until the system is unhurriedly installed on the hard drive of your computer.
The installation time depends largely on the poweryour computer: in case of a good processor and enough RAM, unpacking the system files will go much faster. As already mentioned above, the activation of Windows Vista Home Basic is nothing special. You can activate it over the Internet, and if you do not have it, you can use the phone.