Install Windows 7 Ultimate and PLE packages outline
Connect keyboard, mouse, monitor, ethernet and power cables.
Power on machine, tap the F12 key
Insert Windows 7 DVD, select DVD boot
Hit spacebar to boot from DVD
Select Advanced setup -> Delete all drive partitions
Admin pw: xxxxx
While Windows is loading, you have a few minutes.
on your PC, go to Dell.com, lookup the drivers for this particular machine. You’ll see multiple’s. Get them all.
Copy all the drivers to the thumbdrive, eject thumb drive from you machine
Eject Windows DVD, insert thumbdrive
Install the drivers you downloaded. Network is the most important. Check the Device Manager for missing drivers, sometimes the look for drivers on the web works.
From thumbdrive, right click Office 2010 ISO, select PowerISO->Mount Image to Drive E:
<Image mounts as CDROM in My Computer>
Double click autorun
Click Install Office 2010
Disable Onenote, Infopath, Publisher
While this is installing, Open Microsoft Explorer and download .NET 4 Installer
Download and install Firefox
Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials – AMD64 not x86.
Do not join the program
Do not send samples
DO NOT SCAN.
Install Computer icon on desktop Right click desktop, select Personalize, click change desktop icons. Remove Power & Firefox icons from desktop, empty trash.
Remount Office CD
double click autorun
From the Control Panel, run Windows Update. Istall all updates except language packs and Bing Desktop. It will take multiple reboots to get everything to take. Try installling twice before a reboot.