133 - How to Install Windows 10

Learn How To Install Windows 10 on computer desktop or laptop. This is step By step method for beginners with screenshots. You can easily install windows 10 by below steps. Windows 10 is the latest modernization done by the Microsoft in desktop as well as tablet platforms. It is the refined version of all those operating systems we have been using ever since.

You need to have ISO Windows 10 bootable CD/DVD or USB drive to be able to install Windows 10.
Learn how to Create Bootable Media.

If you already have bootable CD/DVD or USB drive then you can skip this part.

Before we go to Windows 10 installation, first you need to change the first boot device of your computer BIOS to be able to boot your bootable CD/DVD or USB drive.
Learn how to Change First Boot Device.

Now that were done with creating bootable media and changing first boot device, we are now ready to Windows 10 installation.

01 • To boot from a CD or USB drive: Just press a key to force the computer to boot from the CD or USB drive.

Turn ON your computer and wait to black screen to show up. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." simply press any key on your keyboard.

Note: If you dont press any key it will boot direct to your current OS. If this happens, simply reboot and try to boot to the CD or USB drive again.

02 • Wait for Windows 10 Installation Files to Load.

Read: You don't need to do anything at this point but wait for Windows 10 to finishing loading files in preparation for the setup process.

Note: No changes are being made to your computer at this time. Windows 10 is just temporarily "loading files" into memory for the setup process.

03 • Choose Language and Other Preferences then Click Next.

Choose the Language to install, Time and currency format, and Keyboard or input method that you'd like to use in your new Windows 10 installation.

04 • Click the Install Now Button.

Read: This will officially begin the Windows 10 clean install process.

Note: The Repair your computer link is used to start a Windows 10 Startup Repair or perform another recovery or repair task from System Recovery Options.

05 • Wait for Windows 10 Setup to Begin.

The Windows 10 setup process is now beginning. No need to press any keys here, everything is automatic.

06 • Enter the Windows 10 product key then Click Next.

Enter the product key that came with your retail purchase or legal download of Windows 10. If Windows 10 came as part of your complete computer system, Enter the product key you were given as part of that purchase.

Note: If Windows originally came preinstalled on your computer, your product key is probably located on a sticker attached to the side, back, or bottom of your computer's case.

Important: You may be able to avoid Entering a product key at this point but you will eventually need to do so in order to continue using Windows 10. I highly advise that you Enter your product key here and choose to Automatically activate Windows when I'm online.

07 • Select the Window 10 edition that you want to install then Click Next.

Before upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, make sure your device is up to date and running the most recent version of Windows 10 Home.

To upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, you'll need a valid product key or a digital license for Windows 10 Pro for the device you are upgrading. You'll have a digital license if Windows 10 Pro was already installed and activated on your device.

08 • Accept the Windows 10 License Terms then Click Next.

Note: Read through the agreement, check the I accept the license terms checkbox under the agreement text, and then Click Next to confirm that you agree with the terms.

Important: You are not breaking any laws or contracts by reinstalling Windows 10 via this clean install. As long as this particular copy of Windows 10 is only being operated on one computer, you are OK.

09 • Choose the Custom Installation Method. Click on the Custom: Install Windows only button to proceed.

Important: Even if you are upgrading from a previous operating system to Windows 10, I highly recommend that you do not follow the Upgrade installation. You'll get better performance with less chance of issues if you follow these clean install steps.

10 • Show the Windows 10 Advanced Drive Options. Click the Drive options.

Important: If you have a new or otherwise empty hard drive and you were installing Windows 10, you will not see this! Skip this and go to Step 14 instead.

Note: Windows 10 setup considers partition management as an advanced task, so you'll need to Click the Drive options (advanced) link to make those options available.

11 • Delete the Partition Windows Is Installed On.

Now that all available drive options are listed, you can delete any operating system related partitions from your existing hard drives. Highlight the partition you want to delete and then Click the Delete link.

12 • Confirm the Partition Deletion. Click the OK button.

Warning: This will remove all of the information on that partition. Everything on that drive will be deleted during this process.

13 • Delete Other Operating System Related Partitions.

Note: If there are any other partitions that need to be deleted, you can do so at this time. Highlight the partition and Click the Delete link.

Note: As you can see, the partition we deleted in the last step is gone. It may appear like it's still there but if you look closely, you'll see that that same 59.7 GB space is now described as Unallocated Space, not as a partition.

14 • Confirm Additional Partition Deletions. Click the OK button.

Warning: This will remove all of the information on that partition. Everything on that drive will be deleted during this process.

15 • Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows 10 On then Click Next.

Read: As you can now see, all the space on the installed hard drive is unallocated. No partitions exist on this computer. Now Choose the appropriate unallocated space to install Windows 10 on and then Click Next.

Note: You do not need to manually create a new partition nor are you required to manually format a new partition. Windows 10 Setup will do this automatically.

16 • Windows 10 Installation Begins.

Read: Windows 10 will now begin installing. No user intervention is necessary. Everything is automatic.

Note: Depending on the speed of your computer, this process could take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.

17 • To restart your computer Click Restart now.

Note: When your computer restarts, Setup will continue.

18 • Hands off from keyboard.

Do not press any key on your keyboard! This time you will just let the computer boot up to continue by doing nothing.

19 • Microsoft Windows Loading.

Please wait while Windows 10 is loading. This usually only takes a minutes.

20 • Wait for Windows 10 Getting devices ready.

In the background, Windows 10 is identifying all of the hardware that makes up your computer and installing the appropriate drivers for those devices, if available.

This process usually takes just a few minutes and you may see your screen flicker and go blank from time to time.

21 • Wait for Your PC to Automatically Restart.

Note: Your PC will automatically restart again.

Important: Do not restart your computer manually at this point. Windows 10 Setup will restart your PC for you. If you interrupt the setup process by restarting manually, the clean install process may fail. You may then need to start the Windows 10 setup over again from the beginning.

22 • Hands off from keyboard.

Do not press any key on your keyboard! And again just let the computer boot up to continue by doing nothing.

23 • Microsoft Windows Loading.

Please wait while Windows 10 is loading. This usually only takes a minutes.

24 • Use Default Settings or Set Custom Ones.

On the Settings screen, you have the option of accepting Microsoft's recommended default settings for Windows 10, which are detailed on screen, or customizing them to your preferences. Click Use express settings or customizing them to continue.

25 • Choose Who owns this PC then Click Next.

Select own, word or school owns it then Click next to proceed.

26 • Sign in with your Microsoft account then Click Sign in.

If you don't have any microsoft account just Click the "Skip this step" link to proceed.

If you already have an email associated with a major Microsoft service then you can use that here. If you don't, that's OK, Enter any email address and Microsoft will create an account for you based on that email address.

The advantage of using a Microsoft account is that you can easily use the Windows Store, you can sync major settings between multiple Windows 10 computers, and more.

27 • Create a User Name and Password Click Finish.

In the User name: text box, Enter a name you'd like to use and how you'd like your computer to be identified.

In the Type a password: text box, Enter a complicated but easy-for-you-to-remember password. Retype the same password in the Retype your password: text box.

In the Type a password hint: text box, Enter a hint related to your password to you to remember. This hint will display if you Enter the wrong password when logging on to Windows 10.

Tips: You can write your password in a piece of paper so when you forgot your password you can still be able to remember it from a piece of paper.

Note: Planning on having more than one user on your computer? Don't worry - you can set up more users inside Windows 10 later.

28 • Say Hi to Cortana. Click Not now to proceed.

Microsoft Windows imaginary friend. Cortana make things easier and help you get things done.

29 • Wait While Windows 10 Finalizes Settings.

Windows 10 is now finalizing all of those personalization and other settings you just made.

30 • Wait for Windows 10 to Prepare the Desktop.

Please wait while Windows 10 is loading. Soon you will be able to see your windows desktop.

31 • Windows 10 Clean Installation is Complete!

Congratulations! You successfully installed Windows 10.

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