Windows 10 Installation Guide

How to install Windows 10: Full installation Guide

 

Step 1

Check device meets Windows 10 system requirements. Below you’ll find the minimum specs needed to run Windows 10, so check your device is capable: 

  • CPU: 1GHz or faster processor
  • RAM: 1GB for Windows 10 32-bit or 2GB for Windows 10 64-bit
  • Storage: 32GB of space or more
  • GPU: DirectX 9 compatible or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800×600 resolution or higher

 

Step 2

Create USB installation media. Visit Microsoft’s Windows 10 download page and select “Download tool now” under the “create Windows 10 installation media” section. Transfer the downloaded installer tool to a USB drive.   

For more reference on how to create a USB Installation Media, click the link below:

 

Step 3

Insert the USB installation media into your device and then access the computer’s BIOS or UEFI by pressing ESC, DEL or F2 and the device turns ON.  Configure your device to boot from a USB device or storage.

Most computer manufacturers have assigned function keys to access BOOT MENU by pressing ESC, F10 or F11. 

Click below for more information on how to configure your BIOS or UEFI to boot from other storage device: 

 

Step 4

Click the button “Install now”.

 

Step 5

Enter the Product Key for Windows 10 Home or Pro Edition that was sent to your email.

 

Note: 

You may skip this part and click “I don’t have a product key”.  You will need the product key to complete the activation process after finishing the installation.

Otherwise, after you click “Next” it will ask you to choose which Windows 10 Edition you would like to install.

 

Step 6

Accept the Microsoft Software License Term agreement and click “Next”.

 

Step 7

Selecting the type of installation for Windows 10.

 

Note:

Select the option “Upgrade” if you are upgrading from Windows 7 or 8 and without formatting your computer’s Hard drive.

Select “Custom” to Format/Erase your computer’s hard drive and do a “Clean Installation” of Windows 10.

 

Step 8

If you have selected the installation type “Custom”, you will need to select the Hard drive partition where you would like to install your Windows 10.  In most common scenario, you may select Drive 0 Partition 1 then click “Next”.

 

Note:

If you have a fresh, brand new or “unpartitioned” hard drive, click “New” for Windows Setup to automatically create the needed partitions.

 

Important:

Drive 0 Partition 1 is usually labeled as “System” or boot partition

Drive 0 Partition 2 is designated as Drive C or installation drive.

 

Step 9

Wait for the installation process to finish.  Windows Setup will restart the computer several times

 

Step 10

Complete the User preference and configuration.  Select your preferred Location, region, date and time and network / internet connection.  You will also need to setup your User account by signing in or creating a Microsoft Account. 

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