Setup Windows® 7 in Sony® VAIO X Series
Tips to setup windows 7 in sony vaio x series
Unlike the previous Windows releases, i.e. Windows XP/ME/2000, Windows 7 differs largely from them. It not only differs in security features and in improved graphical user interface but also in the setup. As a means to curb piracy on its products, Microsoft demands that all users of the system software activate it within a particular period of time from the time you started to utilize it to ensure that it is a genuine software. Failure to do so, certain vital features in the software build are automatically disabled thus limiting the control you have over your PC. The process is a simple one that takes under 10 minutes to complete. Having recognized this as a challenge experienced by the majority of users, the article aims at giving you a helping hand in activating, registering and configuring Windows 7 in your Sony VAIO X series.
Discussed herein are:
- How to activate and register Windows 7
- Things to keep in mind while doing so
- How to configure Windows 7
How to activate and register Windows 7
To kick start the process, you need to check how many days are remaining before vital features in your system software are disabled. The following steps will enable you to do so. In the control panel, select security center and in the new windows that appears, click on the system control panel. In the new page at the bottom is displayed the number of days remaining before Windows is automatically disabled. To activate and register the system software, click on the link ‘activate Windows now’. This will initiate the Windows activation wizard. Follow the onscreen instructions displayed therein to the end to activate Windows. A message confirming that successful activation has been accomplished appears.
Things to keep in mind while doing so
The following measures have to be put in place to ensure a successful completion. Foremost, you need to have a reliable Internet connection as the procedure is an online one. Secondly, security settings such as, firewall and proxies have to be configured to allow for direct access to the Microsoft servers.
For optimal performance of your system, it is important that you enable the following features. To keep your data safe while in a hotspot zone and from illegal and accidental access of data held in your system, activate Windows firewall and BitLocker To Go. The former monitors Internet traffic to and from your PC while the latter encrypts data stored in your hard disk. In addition, you can install Windows Defender to help check against known spyware threats.