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2 – BootCamp: Installing Windows

The Windows DVD will now run once your computer has restarted, it may take a few minutes to boot and get to any screen you can interact with.

At the first screen select your language and country settings and click on the Next button, then click on Install now.

Accept the Windows License terms and then click on Next.

Now click on the Custom (advanced) option.

On the next screen you will see a selection of drives one of which should be called BOOTCAMP. Click on the BOOTCAMP drive and then click on the Drive options (advanced) link on the right.

Click on Format and then OK; this will change the drive format from FAT32 to NTFS which is needed to install Windows.

Now your disk should be called Disk 0 Partition 3, with that selected click on Next.

Windows is now installing! Expanding Windows files will usually take a while to reach around 10% but then it should speed up, now is the perfect time to go and do something else for 15-20 minutes.

Once the installation has completed your computer will restart and automatically boot to Windows. Once it has booted the installation will go through its final phase and then reboot again.

A prompt will appear to press any key to boot from CD/DVD, ignore this and let Windows boot.

Choose your user name and name your computer then click on the Next button.

On the next screen you will be asked to create a password, I would recommend you do this however if you wish to have no password just click on the Next button.

Click on Use recommended settings, then on the next screen select your time zone and click Next after making sure the clock is at the correct time.

The next screen will prompt you to select a wireless network if one is available, if your network is available select it and hit next, you will then be connected and prompted for a password if you have that security on your router. If you wish to skip this step just click the Skip button; wireless can easily be set up later.

Select a location on the next screen that best describes the network you are connected to, for most people Home network will be correct.

Windows is now fully installed and you will now be taken to the Windows desktop after a few minutes.

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