How To Install Windows 10: Installation Guide

How To Install Windows 10: Installation Guide

Originally posted on March 15, 2022 @ 9:36 pm

Windows 10 is a Microsoft operating system that is designed for use on personal computers, tablets, embedded devices, and internet of things devices.

As a follow-up to Windows 8, Microsoft released Windows 10 in July 2015. The company has stated that it will continue to update Windows 10 rather than releasing a new, full-fledged operating system as a successor.

Anyone using Windows 10 can upgrade legacy machines directly from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10 without re-imaging or performing time-consuming and intrusive system wipes and upgrades. 

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Requirements For Installing Windows 10

The following are the minimum Windows 10 hardware requirements for a PC or 2-in-1 device:

• Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or system-on-a-chip (SoC)

• RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit

• Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS

• Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0

• Display: 800×600

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Steps On How To Install Windows 10

• Click here to access the Windows 10 download page

• Under the “create Windows 10 installation media” section, click the “Download Tool Now” button

• Put the downloaded installer tool on a USB drive

• Click the “Accept” button to accept Microsoft’s terms

• Choose “Create installation media for a different PC”

• Select a language, edition, and architecture for Windows (32 or 64 bits)

• If you want to burn this to DVD instead, select ISO file, and after the process is complete, you’ll need to use a DVD burning program to write the ISO to disc

• Insert your installation media into your device, and then navigate to the computer’s BIOS or UEFI settings

• Modify the boot order of your device

• Reboot your device.

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How To Upgrade To Windows 10 From Windows 7 Or 8

To upgrade from an earlier version of Windows 10, IT or users run the Windows 10 OS installer, which transfers any applications and software from the previous OS, as well as settings and preferences, to Windows 10.

You can upgrade to Windows 10 using any of the following methods:

• Direct download

• USB Install Disk

Direct Download Method:

• Click here to access the Windows 10 download page

• Select the “Download Tool Now” option

• Launch the Download Tool

• If you’re just installing on this computer and want to get started right away, click “Select Upgrade this PC Now.” If you want to make your own USB or DVD media, see the section below titled “How to Create Windows 8 Install Media.” Creating your own install media, though it requires a few extra steps and a blank Flash drive or disc, allows you to not only install on multiple computers, but also reinstall on your current computer if something goes wrong. It will take some time for the tool to download the software, so be patient, especially if you have a slow Internet connection. Following the download, the software goes through a preparation process and downloads additional files, all of which takes time, possibly up to an hour even on a high-speed connection. After it downloads, the software also goes through a preparation process and downloads some more files, all of which takes time, perhaps as long as an hour even on a high-speed connection.

• Click Accept on the license terms screen

• If you’re upgrading from Windows 7, make sure to check the box next to “keep personal files and apps,” or the upgrade will fail

• Click Next at the login screen

• Click the “Use Express Settings” button

• Click Next

• Enter your computer’s username and password, note that Windows 10 will take a few minutes to complete an initial setup before launching you to the Windows desktop.

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USB Install Disk Method:

• Click here to access the Windows 10 download page

• Select the “Download Tool Now” option

• Launch the Download Tool

• Choose “Create installation media for another PC” from the menu.

• Choose a Windows language, edition, and architecture (32 or 64 bits)

• Select USB flash drive, if you plan to burn this to DVD instead, select ISO file and, after the process is over, you’ll have to use a DVD burning program to write the ISO to disc

• When the process is finished, click Finish

• To begin the upgrade process, run setup.exe from the flash drive

• Click Next after selecting “Download and install updates”

• Click Accept

• Click Install; keep in mind that this installation will take between 30 and 45 minutes

• Select the Next option

• Choose Use Express settings

• Click Next once more

• Enter your computer’s username and password; keep in mind that Windows 10 will take a few minutes to finish an initial setup before launching you to the Windows desktop.

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