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(Pre-Requisites: Lesson 2)

{ Download and Install 7-zip }

Section 0. Background Information
  1. What is 7-zip?
    • 7-Zip is an open source file archiver, or an application used to compress files. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats. The program can be used from a command line interface, graphical user interface, or with a window-based shell integration.
    • By downloading and using this software, you agree to 7-Zip's license terms.

  2. Lab Notes
    • In this lab we will do the following:
      1. Download 7-zip
      2. Install 7-zip

  3. External Hardrive Recommendation
    • It is only a recommendation to purchase an external hard-drive for the following reasons:
      1. Laptops do not always provide you with extra space that Virtual Machines Require
      2. Using an external drive allows you to easily play a Virtual Machine across multiple devices.
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Section 1: Download 7-Zip (Pre-Requisite)
  1. Open a Command Prompt
    • Note(FYI):
      1. If 7-zip is already installed on your host system, then proceed to the Proof of Lab Section.
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Start Button
      2. Type cmd in the search box
      3. Click the cmd icon


  2. Determine System Type
    • Instructions:
      1. systeminfo | find "System Type:"
    • Note(FYI):
      1. x64 - 64 Bit Operating System
      2. x86 - 32 Bit Operating System


  3. Open Firefox
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Start Button
      2. Type firefox in the search box
      3. Click the firefox icon


  4. Save Files Configuration Location
    • Instructions:
      1. Tools --> Options
      2. Click the General Tab
      3. Click the radio button Always ask me where to save files
      4. Click the OK button


  5. Start 7-Zip Download
    • Instructions:
      2. Click Download
      3. Click the Save File Button
    • Note(FYI):
      1. Use Section 1, Step 2 to determine if you should download the 32-bit or 64-bit version.


  6. Save 7-Zip
    • Instructions:
      1. Navigate to C:\temp
      2. Click the Save Button


  7. Open Executable File
    • Instructions:
      1. Tools --> Download
      2. Double Click on 7z*.msi file
      3. Click the OK Button


  8. Open Executable File
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Run Button


  9. 7-Zip Setup Wizard
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Next Button


  10. 7-Zip EULA
    • Instructions:
      1. Check I Accept...
      2. Click the Next Button


  11. 7-Zip Custom Setup
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Next Button


  12. 7-Zip Installation
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Install Button


  13. 7-Zip Completion
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Finish Button


Section 2: Proof of Lab
  1. Open a Command Prompt
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Start Button
      2. Type cmd in the search box
      3. Click on the cmd icond


  2. Proof of Lab
    • Instructions:
      1. cd "..\..\Program Files"
      2. dir | findstr "7-Zip"
      3. date /t
      4. echo "Your Name"
        • Put in your actual name in place of "Your Name"
        • e.g., echo "John Gray"
    • Proof of Lab Instructions
      1. Press the <Ctrl> and <Alt> key at the same time.
      2. Press the <PrtScn> key.
      3. Paste into a word document
      4. Upload to Moodle


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