Windows 10 Installation Guide

There are a number of ways to install windows 10 operating system on your personal computer. One of them is to do that by upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. There is also another way by using DVD with the Windows 10 setup, a USB flash drive, or an ISO file with the installation. In this article, we will demonstrate to you how to execute the Windows 10 installation on your computer or device, using the following kinds of installation media: DVD, ISO file, or USB memory drive. Also one can install Windows 10 operating system by simply using windows upgrade tool if the user already has Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.

Before going for installing Windows 10, one has to check the system requirements for Windows 10 Specifications on the official website and review its system requirements. Windows 10 requirements are the following:

  • The system must have a processor of 1 GHz or faster, it can be single-core or multicore.
  • The RAM size of the device must be in excess of 1 gigabyte (GB) for the 32-bit version and 2 GB for the 64-bit version.
  • The required hard drive space in the system must be 32 GB or more, for both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version. For better experiences, it’s better to have a free space of 50 GB or more.
  • Also, the system must have a Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible graphics card as well.
  • The display resolution of the system must be a minimum of 800×600 pixels.

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 without and with the ISO file, USB or DVD?

  • Microsoft offers a free Windows 10 upgrade to its users who use accessibility tools. One can also install Windows 10 and enter a Windows 7 or 8 key in the installer to enjoy a free Windows 10 upgrade license.
  • Once the up-gradation is done, the PC has a Windows 10 license forever. One can also install the windows without a key, but you will not be able to fully use Windows 10 software until the user activates it and enter the product key.
  • It is a straightforward process for activating the operating system after the installation.
  • Windows 10 installation process is rather simpler than the previous version of the Windows. The user will only have to perform a few simple actions and the Windows 10 operating system will be installed on the PC by the end of the process.
  • If the user doesn’t want to upgrade from an existing Windows installation, they can simply download the official Windows 10 installation media for free from the Microsoft website and perform a simple installation process.
  • If the user hasn’t yet downloaded the Windows 10 installation tool, follow the instructions given at https://windows10download.xyz
  • In order to load and upgrade to Windows 10 in another PC, the Windows 10 installation file must be loaded onto a USB or disc, and the disc or flash drive must be inserted into the computer you want to install windows 10 in.

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 after downloading the ISO file?

  • After downloading the installation media double click or double-tap on the setup.exe from the installation media to boot.
  • Now a pop up will show up where you can select your language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method and then click on Next. After that, click on install now.
  • Now a license terms page will show up where you have to check “I accept the license terms” option to agree with the windows license terms and click on Next.
  • In the next screen, the user will see two options under the heading “Which type of installation do you want?“
  • Upgrade Option- If the user already has an existing Windows installation and wants to keep all of the existing files, applications and settings then click on upgrade option.
  • Custom Option- If you want a clean copy of Windows installation then click on the custom option.
  • If the user has selected custom installation, select the windows partition where he/she wants to install the Windows 10 and then click on Next. In case of upgrade option, it is not required.
  • Then, the Windows 10 installation process will begin. The user needs to be patient until all the installing windows setup (Copying Windows files, Getting files ready for installation, Installing features, and Installing updates, etc.)aren’t finished completely.
  • Once the installation process for the windows update is finished, the PC will automatically restart in 15 seconds. To restart instantly, the user can click on the Restart now button. After that, the system will take a few time to get ready and restart again. After the automatic restart, the windows up-gradation is complete.

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 with the ISO file, USB or DVD?

  • If the user wants to install windows 10 with a USB drive or using a DVD, you can get the installer from the above-given link or you can buy a Windows 10 installer DVD from verified stores only.
  • While downloading the installer file or the DVD the user must be aware that a PC with a 64-bit CPU, requires the installer of the 64-bit version. And a PC with a 32-bit CPU will need the 32-bit version.
  • To install Windows 10, the Windows 10 installation file has to be downloaded onto a disc or flash drive, and it must be inserted into your computer. Double-tap on the setup.exe from the installation media to boot. And the installation will begin.

 

Installation by Boot Setup:

  • If the user wants to install the Window 10 using boot setup then at first the booting of Windows  10 installer has to be done. To do so first the user will have to restart the computer.
  • Then press and hold ‘Delete’ or ‘F2’ button to go to setup. Sometimes it is different for different PCs, but one can consult the computer’s manual or online support page and confirm the computer’s BIOS key.
  • The user will have to the ‘boot’ tab and look for Fixed boot order priorities where he will see a priority of devices that can be used to boot your pc.
  • For booting through a USB flash drive, he should select the Removable Devices option and for a disc installation, he should select the CD-ROM Drive option.
  • Once either one of the devices is in the top of the priority list, the computer will select the choice as its default boot option. After doing so the user needs to save and exit for the changes to take effect, in most pcs this key is F10. Now the computer will restart.
  • Now a pop up will show up where you can select your language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method and then click on Next. After that, click on install now.
  • Now a license terms page will show up where you have to check “I accept the license terms” option to agree with the windows license terms and click on Next.
  • In the next screen, the user will see two options under the heading “Which type of installation do you want?“
  • Upgrade Option- If the user already has an existing Windows installation and wants to keep all of the existing files, applications and settings then click on upgrade option.
  • Custom Option- If you want a clean copy of Windows installation then click on the custom option.
  • If the user has selected custom installation, select the windows partition where he/she wants to install the Windows 10 and then click on Next. In case of upgrade option, it is not required.
  • Then, the Windows 10 installation process will begin. The user needs to be patient until all the installing windows setup (Copying Windows files, Getting files ready for installation, Installing features, and Installing updates, etc.)aren’t finished completely.
  • Once the installation process for the windows update is finished, the PC will automatically restart in 15 seconds. To restart instantly, the user can click on the Restart now button. After that, the system will take a few time to get ready and restart again. After the automatic restart, the windows up-gradation is complete.

 

Pros of Windows 10

  1. The Windows 10 OS has DirectX 12 support which is the latest version.
  2. It has better UI enhancement as compared with its previous windows operating systems.
  3. If Windows 10 was one of your favorite OSs then you will definitely love this one as it is visually similar to Windows 7.
  4. It has better security and more login options without taking any 3rd party support
  5. It comes with Windows Defender which is an in-built anti-virus software, and Cortana, from the Halo series as your own personal assistant.
  6. If the user owns an Xbox one then there’s a
    Xbox App that allows the user to talk with friends and live stream xbox to your pc.

 

Cons of Windows 10

  1. It has a lot of telemetry running in the background of the system which sometimes slows down the system.
  2. Unnecessary warnings while switching which default program the user wants to use for media player or web browser.
  3. A lot of Bloatware apps take up a considerable amount of space,lots of unnecessary apps that you will probably never use.
  4. While searching for stuffs using Cortana, it forces the user to use the Bing web search engine while using their new web browser Microsoft Edge.