The first and foremost thing of any computer is its operating system. The operating system is responsible to manage the computer’s memory and processes as well as act as a link between hardware and software. In this article, I am going to teach you how to install windows 10 step by step. You can install windows 10 on a new computer as well as upgrade it from windows 7 or windows 8. You may need to install the operating system from scratch to your Gaming PC.
The importance of migrating windows 10 from windows 7 or windows 8 are:-
It is a completely optional step but I will recommend doing these things before formatting your computer so you won’t face problems and you don’t lose your important data.
Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table –AutoSize
This code will provide you all the software that is installed on your computer.
Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table –AutoSize > C:\Users\Trevor\Documents\InstalledPrograms-PS.txt
Replace Trevor with your username and press enter this will save your programs list on your computer.
4. Make a backup of your drivers:- It is wise to make a backup of essential drivers before formatting so you don’t have to download every driver. Nothing is worse than when hardware like a mouse and keyboard stop working post formatting and maybe you will regret that you should have made the backup. Well, you can use software like Driver Guide Toolkit or Driver Max.
To create a bootable USB drive of windows 10 connect a Pendrive of 8GB or above and follow the steps.
Pro Tip:- If you want both 32bits and 64bits OS you can click on architecture drop-down menu and select both options.
After you created a bootable drive you are ready to clean install the windows 10.
It’s advisable to make a full backup of your pc because this process will erase all the data.
Step 1:- Plug in the Windows 10 bootable drive and start the computer.
Step 2:- A prompt will appear to press any key to boot from the device.
Step 3:- Windows Setup will open press Next.
Step 4:- Click on the install now button at the center.
Step 5:- It will ask for a product key if you have one you can enter and press next otherwise click on I don’t have a product key option.
Step 6:- Now Select the windows 10 version that matches your product key. If you don’t have a product key you can select the home edition or pro edition whichever you like and buy the product key later.
Step 7:- Click on the Next button and select I accept the license term option.
Step 8:- Click on the Next button and then select the Custom: Install Windows only (Advanced) option.
Step 9:- Select Drive 0 and click on the delete button.
Step 10:- Select the emptied drive 0 and click the next button.
After these steps, it will automatically start the fresh installation of windows 10.
After the setup Fresh copy of windows, 10 will be installed and continue with the out-of-box experience to create a new account and configure your preferences. After that, you have your fresh windows 10 ready to use.
If you want to create an offline account detach the ethernet cable or turn off your wifi.
After that go to settings and check for updates to make sure you have the latest version of Windows 10. Install your drivers that you backed up earlier.
Now you have a ready to use windows 10 at your disposal for your work and hardcore gaming. One more thing is that you can install windows 10 without a bootable drive but this process has some limitations and chances to encounter the problems are relatively high so I don’t recommend it.
Windows 10 will improve your gaming performance because it utilizes the hardware very well and it’s very optimized for gaming. If You’re looking for a gaming PC check this out https://ourpcgaming.com/build-budget-gaming-pc-guide-to-build-gaming-pc/.
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