If you get a blank hard drive, and you install Windows 7 per the instructions in the link below, immediately afterward you'll need to install all the drivers for each type of hardware.. That includes the motherboard/chipset driver, graphics, video, ethernet, wireless (if it has such), the touchpad driver (if it's a laptop), the card reader driver (if it has such), plus any other drivers I can't think of at the moment. Frequently, then computer makers will include such drivers, but they might not.. Check to be sure.
Once that's done, install Service Pack 1 and all the Windows Updates.....then you'll need to install any program you want to have on the computer.. Windows doesn't included such..
Hope this helps.
Hi all! My new computer arrives this week. I already have the OS - Windows 7 Pro - so I should be getting a blank hard drive.
As I'll be installing Windows myself, just checking to see if I'm likely to encounter any problems. Any and all advice greatly appreciated.