Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows Operating System as of now. Windows 10 has many new features including new Start Menu. Windows 10 is touch optimized as well as you can also use it in non-touch PCs and Laptops with ease.
The installation is pretty easy as it is same as it’s predecessors. But you will learn in this article that how you correctly install Windows 10. Also Microsoft claims that Windows 10 can run on old hardware too, You will find compatibility list at the bottom of this article and also my advice.
Before you begin
Here are the Minimum System Requirements according to Microsoft.
- Processor:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or 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 WDDM 1.0 driver
Read more about system requirements here.
Well, Whatever Microsoft System Requirements page says but I recommend you that If you have minimum 2GB-RAM then you consider to install Windows 10.
You will find how to create Bootable USB here.
Let us begin
Plug in the Windows 10 Bootable USB drive in your PC.
Boot from USB drive by selecting your bootable USB from BIOS boot menu.
When you first boot the computer from bootable USB, you’ll see a screen like this one:
Click Next and you’ll be taken to the Install now button screen. Which obviously you should click.
At this point you can choose whether you want to upgrade Windows or install a new custom install. Click on Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)
At this point you’ll need to pick where to install Windows 10. You might need to delete or create a partition, Select a partition where you want to install Windows 10 and click Next.
And now it will install.
Once the PC reboots again, you’ll be able to select the settings like whether Windows Updates are enabled. I would recommend just using the express settings or use Customize if you’re really want to change the settings. (You can change these settings later also).
And now you can sign into your Microsoft account. I recommend using a Microsoft account because otherwise you won’t be able to use half of the new features of Windows 10. So sign in with your Microsoft Account or Create a new account if you don’t have one and click Next.
If you’ve setup your account properly you’ll probably be asked to verify it in the middle. I excluded those steps from this article, but they are pretty easy and simple steps.
Now you’ll be asked how to setup the PC. Since we wanted to test everything as a new computer, we chose to set it up as a new PC instead, but you could copy all your settings from another computer if you wanted to.
Want to use One-drive? It’s nicely integrated into Windows, so we just left it alone.
And now a colorful screen that tells us things are happening.
And finally, we are at the desktop! Note that the desktop of Windows 10 may looks different as per you Windows 10 edition or version.
Now click that Start button. Click it. You know you want to.
If you have any problem while installing Windows 10, You can ask us in comment below or ask our experts.
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