How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows 10

Install Windows 10

Create Installation Media earlier than Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10
Before doing a smooth set up of Windows 10, firstly, you want to apply the Windows media introduction device to create the set up media on a USB flash drive. This media introduction device may want to assist download the proper Windows 10 set up documents on your PC.

Follow the stairs to create the set up media for Windows 10, as below:

Step 1. First Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Microsoft page. Click the blue Download device button now to get it.

Step 2. When the download is done, run the Media Creation Tool.

Step 3. Select Create set up media for another PC.

Step 4. Select LanguageEdition and Architecture.

Step 5. Choose to create the Media Creation tool on a USB drive.

Step 6. Select the USB flash drive where you want to save the installation files.

Note: Your USB flash drive shall have at least 6GB free space.

Step 7. Click Next to start to make the installation media.

Step 8. Once the installation media is made, select Finish.

Note: With the Media Creation Tool, you could install media for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10. Besides, it can identify your current installed version of Windows and then install the proper version of Windows 10 for your PC.

If your computer is not even booting or straight up showing a windows 10 black screen then you will have to use Windows 10 installation media to fix the boot error.

Perform a Clean Install of Windows 10 From Windows 8.1/ Windows 8/ Windows 7

Once the installation media is made, you could prepare for a clean installation of Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7. Just Take the following steps:

Step 1. Power on your desktop or laptop.

Step 2. Plug in the USB flash drive you created to your computer.

Step 3. Power off your computer.

Step 4. Restart your computer.

Step 5. Press any key to boot from the USB flash drive and the Windows 10 upgrade will start automatically.

Step 6. Unplug the USB flash drive before the first time the installation reboots your computer.

Note: If you do not unplug it in time, your computer will boot from the USB flash drive again and can reboot the entire installation process.

After a PC restart, you may be required to change the boot order in the BIOS settings or UEFI settings. BIOS settings let you run a boot sequence from a floppy drive, a hard drive, a CD-ROM drive or an external device. The first device in the order list has the primary boot priority. You need to set the boot priority for your USB flash drive. Here’s how to.

Step 1. Once your PC is turned on, press a particular key (like Esc, F1, F2, F8, F10, F12, Delete, etc.) immediately to enter the BIOS Setup. The boot key is different depending on your BIOS manufacturer.

Step 2. The BIOS Setup Utility appears.

Step 3. Select the BOOT tab via the up and down arrow keys. System devices appear in order of priority.

Step 4.Move the hard drive device to the first position in the list.

Step 5. Expand the hard drive device to display total hard drives.

Step 6. Move the USB device to the highest of the list of hard drives.

Step 7. Save and exit the BIOS setup utility.

Step 8. The computer will restart with the changed settings.

Step 9. On the Windows 10 Install page, select Next.

Step 10. Select Install Windows.

Step 11. Enter the product key to activate the Windows page, enter your Windows 8.1, 8, or 7 product key.

Step 12. Select I accept the license terms on the License terms page, and then click Next

Step 13. Select Custom on the Which type of installation do you need page.

Step 14. Select your required partition on the Where do you need to install Windows page. Select the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.

Step 15. Select Next when the formatting is finished.

Step 16. Finally, complete the Windows 10 installation according to the instructions.

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