If you are looking for a fresh install and want to reinstall Windows 10, or even if you are moving from an old OS like windows seven or windows 8.1 and don’t know how to do then here, we will show you and guide you through step by step to install new windows ten without any error or problem. Here we will show you how to Install windows 10 by different methods.
Here we will install it from a Bootable media like USB or DVD. Now modern pc or laptops don’t have any DVD ROM, so all we do is with a bootable USB. With this, we can install windows on our pc or laptop within a few minutes.
Here’s everything to know about how to install windows 10.
Why use USB for windows installation
As we know, most pc and laptops don’t have DVD ROM so installing from USB is the more comfortable and only option for us. Also, if our pc doesn’t have an optical drive, and also we don’t have a DVD, then USB is ideal.
After all, the USB stick is portable, very light, easy to take with us everywhere, and compatible with all types of pc and laptops; all have a USB port.
It also has more installation speed than a DVD and saves time and energy(electrical energy). It’s also quicker to install Windows 10 from a USB stick. A USB drive can be made bootable faster than an optical drive and establishes the operating system quicker.
To install Windows 7 or Windows 10 from a USB stick, it should have at least 16 GB of storage. Before proceeding, ensure that your USB flash drive has been formatted.
Make Sure USB Stick Has UEFI Boot Support
Before downloading the installation media, we should know the difference between UEFI and BIOS.
Older pc used to boot the operating system by basic input/output system(BIOS) and manage data between the operating system and device. At the beginning of this century, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) replaced BIOS, adding legacy support. UEFI can assist with PC diagnosis and repair without additional software or media.
We commonly use the option to install windows ten using UEFI and legacy BIOS. Moreover, which method you choose will work for your device.
Prepare windows 10 bootable USB
First, make your USB clean or format it, so we don’t face any issues during installation.
Now insert your formatted USB into your device, and we are ready to make it bootable; there are several methods to make USB bootable, but the most simple and easy way to do this is by using the windows ten media creation tool.
Head to the Microsoft Download Windows 10 page and click the Download tool to grab this.
Download this tool, and after the downloading has been done, then launch this tool and follow these steps to create your bootable USB for windows 10.
- Select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC
- Click Next and set the preferred Language.
- Carefully select the correct Windows 10 Edition and System Architecture.
- To make changes, clear the checkbox labeled Use the recommended options for this PC
- Hit Next
- Choose USB flash drive, then Next, and select the USB drive from the list
- Click Next again
After you have done everything, the windows file will automatically start downloading, which will take time per your internet speed. It is almost 4Gb file size, so it took some time and maybe speedy or slow as the speed of your internet connection.
Installing windows 10 with the bootable USB drive
After the download has finished, the bootable media is created, and we are ready to install windows 10. Eject it from your pc or laptop and insert it into the target device.
Power up your device and wait until the machine detects bootable media. If it doesn’t see, power up again, press the UEFI/BIOS button, or go to the boot menu by pressing F12 or F2 keys, different for different companies’ products as described in their user manual.
The subsequent reboot should detect the Windows 10 installation media. You’re ready to install Windows 10, so commence the installation wizard.
Once you’ve worked through the wizard, Windows 10 will be installed. Note that some installations may continue after you log in, so be patient. It’s also worth checking for Windows Updates (Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update) after installation. This ensures you’re running the latest version of Windows 10.