How to install Windows 10

Whether you’re installing Windows 10 on a machine for the first time, or looking to start over by reinstalling it on top of an old installation, it hasn’t been so easy to get Microsoft’s operating system on your systems. You don’t need a lot of tools out there, just an 8GB USB memory stick and a really working computer. If you have an existing installation, it may be worth trying a Windows 10 reset first.

Windows 10 64-bit system requirements

CPU: 1 GHz or faster
Hard Disk Space: 32 GB
GPU: DirectX 9 or later
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You don’t even need to look for an ISO burning tool anymore, Microsoft provides everything you need on the software side of things thanks to its Windows 10 media creation tool. Just go to the Windows 10 installation location, then scroll down to File Create Windows 10 installation media clip, then press Download the tool now button. This will download the latest version of the media creation tool to your device.

Once downloaded, open the folder you saved it to and launch the app to get started. The first thing you have to do is Acceptance Microsoft Software License Terms, after which it will appear that it is Prepare some thingsbefore he gives you a choice Upgrade this PC now or Create installation media for another computer. This is the second option you want to check before pressing the next button.

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You’ll then be able to set a different language, version, and architecture for your installation – useful if you’re installing Windows 10 on a completely different type of device, but in general you can stick to the recommended settings and hit Next.