There are so many ways to install Windows 10 on your pc. Whether you’re installing a window on a fresh pc or upgrading from window 7 or 8, installing a new operating system, or reinstalling a fresh version of Windows 10. You can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade license, too.
You cannot perform a clean installation of window 10 until you have run an upgrade installation and activated the operating system. This done, confirm that window 10 has been activated. To do so, Start>Settings>Update & Security>Activation. Look in the right of the window and you should see Activation: Window is activated.
Let’s start and see how you can install the window 10 on you pc
Download the Window 10 Media Creation Tool
Download the window 10 installation media for free from Microsoft and run a clean install. To do so, visit Microsoft’s Download Window 10 page, then click on “Download Tool Now”, and run the downloaded file. Choose “Create installation media for another PC”.
Choose Your Window 10 Version
Make sure to select the language, edition, and architecture you want to install Windows 10.
- If you are installing it on a PC with a 64-bit CPU, you probably want the 64-bit version.
- If you are installing it on a PC with a 32-bit CPU, you will need the 32-bit version.
- Make sure about what type of CPU your PC has.
When you are installing Windows 10 on the current PC, just keep the “USE the recommended options for this PC” box checked and the tool will automatically download the right version for your current PC.
There is an option will appear,
If you are using a USB drive, it must be 4 GB or larger. All files on the USB drive will be erased as part of this process. This process allows you to copy the window 10 files to a USB drive or burn them to a DVD.
If you do like to install window 10 on a virtual machine, you should select the “ISO file” option. This will download an ISO file, and you can then boot the downloaded ISO in a virtual machine to install Windows 10 inside it.
After created installation media, you’ll need to insert it into the PC you want to install Windows 10 on. Access your computer’s BIOS or UEFI.
Change Your Computer’s Boot Order
Go to the computer’s BIOS or UEFI, you’ll need to find the setting for boot order. You can see this option in “Boot or “Boot Order”. This finalizes which devices are used first when the computer starts up.
It won’t boo the window 10 unless the drive it’s on is higher up in the boot order than the drive holding the computer’s current operating system. You have to move the drive (whether it’s your USB drive or a DVD drive) to the top of the boot order menu. Your computer will boot into the Windows 10 installation tool, which will illustrate you through the process of setting up windows 10 on your computer.
Note: Disable the secure boot if your computer uses it.
Select Language, Time and Currency
Go to the Window Setup screen, select your language, time and currency, and keyboard layout as you want. Click “Next” to continue.
Select “Install Now” and follow the instruction appear on the screen to install Windows 10.
Here you can see the Activate Window Screen, you’ll have the option to enter the key or skip it. If the window automatically detects the key associated with your PC’s hardware, no need to enter the key manually.
- You will need to enter the key as you are installing the window 10 first time on the PC. If you don’t have one, but you have a valid Window 7,8 or 8.1 key, then enter it here instead.
- You don’t need to enter the key to activate the window, as long as you’ have already upgraded this PC to Windows 10; you won’t need a product key.
Choose Custom Install
When prompted, choose the Custom option when it comes to “Which type of installation do you want?” This will erase everything on your existing Windows 10 drive, make sure you’ve backed up everything you want to save before going further.
Select Where to Install
Select the hard drive partition to install window 10 on. This should already be labeled as Window 7,8 or 10. You should have a large block of partition space. If you are satisfied with it, click “New”, and once it’s formatted your drive, click Next.
Window 10 will automatically start and may restart a few times during the process. Once it’s done, you’ll see the normal startup interface as you always see when setting up Windows 10 on any new PC.
Using the tool to upgrade this PC to window 10.
When to use these instructions
- You have a license to install window 10 and are upgrading this PC from Window 7 or Windows 8.1.
- You need to reinstall Window 10 on a PC you’ve already successfully activated Windows 10
Before getting started or install window 10, check to make sure that PC meets the system requirements for window 10. If all this ok, you can go ahead:
- Select Download tool, and Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.
- On the License Terms Page, Select the Accept (if you accept the license terms).
- Now, on the “What do you want to do?” Page, click on Upgrade this PC now, and click on Next.
- Once you’ve installed the tool, this tool will take you through how to set up Window 10 on your PC. All Window 10 editions are available when you select Window 10, except for Enterprise edition.
- In case, you don’t have a license to install Window 10 and have not yet previously upgraded to it, you have to buy a copy. You can buy a copy from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/get-windows-10.
- If you have already upgraded to Window 20 on this PC and now you’re reinstalling it, you don’t need to enter a key. It will automatically activate using digital license.
- You’ll see redirect to a page once Window 10 in ready to install, you can see here a recap of what you’ve chosen, and what will be kept through the upgrade. You can choose here what you want keep or nothing during the upgrade.
- Save and close any apps and files you may be running, and when you’re ready, select install.
- It might take few minutes to install Window 10, and you PC will restart a few times. Make sure you don’t turn off your PC.