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Simple Steps for Installing Windows 10 on your Computer

Written by Meghan

Windows 10 is here, and your PC will naturally incite you to upgrade to Windows 10. The process is simple — just follow a few easy steps in the right order.

1. Back up your data first! While doing an install remove the whole data from your hard drive. So, we don’t suggest continuing until you have backed up any and all of your data that’s stored on your hard disk.

2. It you purchased a copy of Windows 10, you will have a license key on the box or in your email. Get this license key and have it on hand.

If you were a Windows 7 or 8 user, you are entitled for a gratis upgrade. But, according to Microsoft, you have to upgrade your current PC to do so. So, even if you need to do a fresh install, stay for the Windows 10 update to hit your PC and then install the upgrade first. It feels like waste of time, yet it’s the best way to assurance you get your free license. Once you’ve done as such, you won’t require a key—Windows will simply “know” your PC from that point on, even if you erase the drive. Simply skip any prompts for license keys and after installing Windows 10 it should start itself automatically.

3. Once you’ve either got your license key or installed the gratis Windows 10 upgrade, head to this page – – download Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool. Dispatch it when it completes the process of downloading.

4. Choose the Create installation media for another PC option and click next (even if you’re using the pc on which you’re installing Windows 10).

5. Pick your language and version of Windows. If you purchased Windows 10, it’ll say which version you have on the box or in your email. If you upgraded from Window 7 or window 8, you can verify which form you have under Control Panel – System and Security – System.

6. Pick what type of media you desire to create. We prescribe using a USB flash drive.

7. The Media Creation Tool will download and burn the installation documents for you. When it’s set, restart your PC, keeping your flash drive connected in.

8. Boot from your flash drive. You can usually do this by pressing F12 at startup, then picking your flash drive from the list that shows up.

9. You should be welcomed with the Windows 10 installer. Take after the initial prompts and when given the alternative, pick Custom: Install Windows Only.

10. Choose the hard drive you need to install Windows 10 on. If you aren’t sure which drive it is, look for the biggest one, or the one that says primary in the right section—that’s most likely it (however ensure before continuing, because you will remove that hard drive!)

11. Click the Format button. (If the Format button is turned gray out, click delete and then click new.) Press next to install Windows on that drive.

12. Permit the installation wizard to guide you through the rest of the procedure.

There may be different strategies that work, but this technique worked well for me. I’ve noticed that Windows 10 is faster than Windows 8 or 7.

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