Are you looking to install your computer’s operating system to Windows 10? In this guide, we will walk you through the entire process of downloading and Installing Windows 10 on your PC. From checking the drive partition to creating a bootable USB drive and installing the operating system (Install Windows 10), we’ve got you covered.
System requirements for Windows 10
Before downloading and installing Windows 10, you need to make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements. These include a 1GHz or faster processor, 1GB RAM for 32-bit version or 2GB for 64-bit version, 16GB of free storage for 32-bit version or 20GB for 64-bit version, and a DirectX 9 or later graphics card. You can check your computer’s system information to see if it meets these requirements.
Download Windows 10 ISO Image
To begin the process, you’ll need to download the Windows 10 ISO image. The easiest way to do this is by using the Media Creation Tool. You can either search for it on Google or download it directly from Microsoft’s website.
Once you’ve downloaded the tool, open it and select the option “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, ISO file) for another PC”. This will allow you to download the ISO file that you’ll need to install Windows 10.
Create a Bootable USB Drive
Before creating the bootable USB, you’ll need to check the partition style of your computer. You can do this by right-clicking on “This PC”, selecting “Manage”, then navigating to “Disk Management” > “Disk 0” > “Properties” > “Volumes” > “Partition Style”. Make a note of whether your partition style is GPT or MBR.
Now, connect your USB flash drive to your computer and open Rufus. Select the USB flash drive under “Device”. In the “Boot selection” section, choose the ISO image you downloaded in step 1. Under “Image Options”, select “Windows Installation” and choose your partition scheme based on your computer’s partition style (MBR or GPT). Finally, click “Start” to create the bootable USB drive.
Install Windows 10
Insert the bootable USB drive into your computer and shut it down. To boot from the USB drive, you’ll need to access the boot menu. You can search for instructions on how to do this for your specific computer model on Google.
Once you’ve accessed the boot menu, select the bootable USB drive to begin the installation process. Click “Next” and then “Install Now”. If you have a product key, enter it in the box provided. Otherwise, click “I don’t have a product key”.
Select the operating system you want to install and accept the license terms. Choose “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)” and select the primary partition to format. Click “Next” to begin the installation process.
Once the installation is complete, you’ll need to set up your computer by choosing your keyboard layout, name, password, and other preferences.
Activating Windows 10
After the installation is complete, you need to activate Windows 10 using a valid product key. You can find your product key in the confirmation email you received when you purchased Windows 10 or on the sticker on the back of your computer. During the installation process, you will be prompted to enter the product key. If you skip this step, you can activate Windows 10 later by going to Settings > Update & Security > Activation and entering the product key.
Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed Windows 10 on your computer! We hope this guide was helpful in walking you through the process. If you encounter any issues or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. And if you found this guide helpful, please share it with your friends and family.