Are you looking for the easiest way to install Windows 10 on your computer or laptop? Then your search ends here. Here we provide a step-by-step guide to install Windows 10 on a new or old hard drive with the USB drive.
Friends, as you know Microsoft Windows is a graphical user interface operating system, launched by Bill Gates on 20 November 1985. Since then, several versions of Windows have been launched, including Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
Microsoft had earlier announced that Windows 10 is the final version of Windows, and the next Windows version will not come after Windows 10. Microsoft said that all those features have been added to Windows 10 which were not available in the previous version. But Windows Updates will continue to be available to the users regularly to improve the user experience.
But as we know that Microsoft has recently launched Windows 11. Installing Windows 11 on a new or old hard drive or PC is almost the same as installing Windows 10. We’ll soon show in another article how to install Windows 11.
Today, a large section of the world uses Microsoft Windows. Windows 10 is the first choice of computer users in other countries including India. One big reason for this is its user-friendly interface which gives users a better speed as well as all the features that a computer user needs.
When you buy a new laptop or computer from the market, Windows 10 is already available in a few select models. But what about, if you need to reinstall windows 10 on your old PC or laptop?. Today, we will show the easiest method to install Windows 10 on a fresh hard drive.
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How to Install Windows 10 on a New Hard Drive
To install Windows 10 on your PC, first of all, you need to buy Windows 10 license key on Microsoft’s official website. After the license purchase, you have to download Windows 10 ISO file from the Microsoft website. This license key is required to activate Windows 10. Windows 10 works only for 30 days without activation. Therefore it is necessary to activate Windows 10. After the completion of this process, the next step is to create a bootable USB drive.
How to Download Windows 10 Free
To download Windows 10 or create a bootable Pen drive, you have to go to Microsoft’s official website and follow the steps
Step 1. Now click on the Download tool button to proceed.
Step 2. Click on the Accept button.
Step 3. As you can see here, 2 options appear on the screen. To download Windows 10 or create bootable media/USB you need to select the Create installation media.
Step 4. Now select language, architecture, and edition according to your PC.
Step 5. If you want to create a bootable USB drive, click on the USB flash drive and select the file if you want to download only the Windows 10 ISO file.
Step 6. Select the location where you want to save the Windows 10 ISO file on your PC.
Step 7. Now Windows 10 downloading processing will begin, this process takes time, so sit back and be patient.
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How to Create Bootable USB Drive
You can use the Microsoft Media Creation tool or a third-party software called Rufus to create a bootable Media or USB drive. To create a USB flash drive using Microsoft Media Creation Tool, follow the steps mentioned above. Here we will show you how to create a bootable USB drive using the Rufus software.
First, download Rufus software and open it. You will see this type of interface on the screen of your PC after opening it.
Connect the USB drive to your system, click on the SELECT button and select the location where the Windows ISO file store. Select Partition Scheme then Click on the START button to proceed.
Eject the USB drive when the READY button flashes. Now the USB drive is ready to boot.
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Clean Install Windows 10 on a New Hard Drive
A clean Windows installation is a better option if your PC’s performance has slowed down, restarting automatically, or the software is not working properly. This process gets rid of all types of malware and viruses. Before installing clean Windows 10, take backup of all the data in your hard drive.
To select a boot device, press and hold the F9 or F12 key while the system boots. This can vary according to your PC. But on most PCs, the boot menu opens with both of these keys.
When your system boots with a bootable USB drive, the image below appears on the screen.
Step 1. Here you can choose the language and date & time according to your country.
Step 2. Click the Install now button to start the installation process.
Step 3. Enter the Windows 10 license key here. If you do not have the key, skip it and move on. You can install Windows 10 without the key, you can later add the key and activate Windows 10. If the Skip button is missing on your PC, you can use the generic key to install Windows 10. As we mentioned above, Windows 10 only works for 30 days without activation.
Step 4. Select Custom option to create partition in hard drive.
Step 5. Here you can see disk space. Now if you want to create a partition, click on the New button, if you do not want to, click on the Next button.
Step 6. Now the Windows installation process will begin. This process takes time, please be patient
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Step 7. After completion of this process your PC will restart automatically. Please be patient until the next process is complete. When the Windows 10 installation is complete, the image below will be displayed on the screen. Fill all these details and enjoy windows 10.
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