Need to know how to install Windows Operating System on your new or not working laptop?
When you buy a new PC from a retailer or directly from a manufacturer, it ordinarily comes with a version of the Windows operating system already installed. However, if you’re experiencing issues, reinstalling Windows should fix almost any problem.
Reinstallation works best if:
- The manufacturer supplied a restore disk with the computer (This is applicable for old operating system like windows XP and windows Vista). That disk returns a PC to its original factory-delivered state. If you don’t have a restore disk, you have to perform an ordinary installation from the original Windows discs.
- Your computer is able to start, and you can get to the operating system.
- You can make backup copies of all your personal data.
Be sure to keep the alphanumeric product key that came with your Windows installation disc. You can’t install Windows properly without this key.
To reinstall Windows:
- Make copies of all the personal files on your computer.
Remember that a complete reinstallation wipes the hard drive clean, removing all software and all your personal files. You don’t need to make backup copies of your software programs; you’ll need to reinstall those programs anyway when Windows is back in place.
- Choose Start→Turn Off Computer→Restart to restart your computer and watch the screen carefully.
You should see a message to press a function key (F2 probably) or another key combination to enter the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) screen.
- Press the designated key or key combination.
You have only a few seconds to press this key to interrupt the startup process and enter the BIOS screen.
- Look for an option called First Boot Device, Boot Sequence, or something similar; press the arrow keys on your keyboard to select this field and then press Enter.
You may have to select Advanced Options or another submenu to find it.
- In the resulting screen, select CDROM/DVD and then press the Esc key until you return to the main BIOS screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to save your new settings and exit BIOS setup.
Your computer will restart from the CD/DVD drive.
- Insert your Windows installation CD into the drive and then restart your computer.
Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, present slightly different startup screens. These steps describe the Windows 7 procedure, but the procedures in Windows XP and Vista are similar. The object is to get through the opening screens to the custom install screen, where you can reformat your hard drive and begin a clean installation. Windows 10 normally do not come with a CD, but come preinstalled and the key is stored in the BIOS. Installation of Operating System is normally done through external drive / flash drive. Once booted the installation steps are almost similar.
- In the startup screen, select the Install Now option. In the next screen, select I Accept the License Terms and click the Next button.
You’re asked what kind of installation you want to do.
- Select Custom (Advanced). If you’re given a choice of partitions, select the larger partition for your Windows installation.
In most cases, you have only one or two choices: maybe a small partition (200MB or so) and a large one (30GB–100GB or larger).
- In the next screen, click Advanced to expand the options at the bottom of the screen and choose the option to reformat your drive. Follow the onscreen instructions to reformat your drive and install Windows.
You’re prompted to enter the Windows product key. This key — a set of 25 letters and numbers — may be on the Windows CD/DVD case or on a separate sheet of paper that came with the software. Some manufacturers also place a copy of the key on a sticker affixed to the computer case.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
You’re all done!
Steps to Install Windows 10
1. First input the windows 10 installer media you are using (flash or DVD).
Then turn on the computer, then go first to the BIOS to set up First Boot. The way when the new computer is on, press the F2 key, or some existing computer uses the DEL key to enter the BIOS. Just adjust it. After setting the first boot, press F10, save and restart.
The computer will boot through the Windows 10 installer media, and if the prompt Type any key to boot from CD or DVD appears, press any key directly, don’t be late! Then the process will be continued soon.
2. Select Language to install, Time and currency format, and Keyboard or input method. If it is selected, click next.
3. Then click Install now.
4. Setup is starting, wait for the process to continue at the next stage.
5. Then enter the serial number that you have. If you don’t have it, just click skip.
6. In this section, you can customize the Windows 10 that you will install. Adjust it to each of your choices or needs! If it is selected, click Next.
7. Then check the I accept the license terms section. Then click Next.
8. In this section, there are two options, which you can choose between upgrade or custom. Since we will reinstall our computer or laptop, then I choose custom.
9. Then we will continue with a split of partitions. Urgent! Here I hope you are very careful, especially for the first time. Because if it’s wrong, your data might be lost (therefore, don’t forget to backup data before reinstalling the computer/laptop).
In this example, the hard drive that I have is already split into several partitions. That means I have to make sure that I will install it on the Disk Drive that I prepared for the OS. Remember! don’t get the wrong choice between Local Disk C and other Local Disks that store your data! If your computer already has an operating system, you only need to format the partition where the system was installed..
10. Next are the steps in the process of allocating Windows files from the installer media to the hard disk. Wait for the process to finish.
11. Then the computer will ask to restart itself. Just click Restart now.
If the computer has restarted, you can remove/unplug the installer media from the computer. Then wait for the whole process to be completely finished. In this process, the computer may restart several times. Let it to be done, the computer is customizing the system to the existing hardware. Wait until a window like below appears.
12. Now almost finished, follow for the next step to the Windows 10 desktop. Then, enter the serial number if asked. If you don’t have it, click Do this later.
13. Select I own it. Then click Next.
14. Create an account for your computer. Enter your username, password, and HINT (for a reminder if you forget your password), don’t leave it blank because if forget your password have to format the data. When it is selected, click Next.
15. Wait for the process for a moment. Soon you will be on the desktop Windows 10.
16. Congratulations you guys have successfully installed windows 10 on your computer or laptop !
If you’ve until this step it means that you’ve successfully installed Windows 10 on your computer or laptop. What do you think about installing Windows 10? so easy right? If you run into difficulties, feel free to ask in the comments. So from me, may it help all pals. Don’t forget to share on your social media to share your knowledge with other friends in need. Thanks….