H teaches you how to install Windows 10 on your PC. To do this, you need to hold down a key when Windows starts, which will launch a menu that allows you to start the computer from a USB drive or a CD/DVD with the Windows 10 installer. The following instructions show a clean installation and no programs or data will be retained. If you want to perform an update installation (only from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1), when you follow the instructions for the Windows 10 installation tool below, the update will start when Windows is already running. All programs not supported by Windows 10 may be ignored, otherwise these programs will exist and all files will remain.
- Make sure that the Windows 10 installation media is connected. In order to install Windows 10, the Windows 10 installation file must be loaded onto a disc or flash drive, and the disc or flash drive must be inserted into the computer. If you have not downloaded the Windows 10 installation tool, please follow the instructions on this Microsoft support page: https://www.microsoft.com/zh-cn/software-download/windows10
- Open the start menu. Click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen, or press the ⊞Win key.
- Click the power icon. This is the circle with a line through its top that’s in the bottom-left corner of the Start window.
- Click Restart. In the pop-up menu above the power icon. Doing so will restart the computer.
- Press and hold Del or F2 to enter the settings. This key may also be another key. Most computers will display a message when starting up, prompting “press [key] to enter settings” or similar. Therefore, look for this message when the computer restarts to confirm that this key should be pressed To access the BIOS. Please check the computer’s manual or online support page to confirm the computer’s BIOS key.
- 6 Navigate to the Boot tab. You’ll use the arrow keys to select it.
- The Boot tab may instead say Boot Options, depending on your computer’s manufacturer.
- Select the device you want to start from. You can choose two options here: For USB flash drives, select the “Removable Device” option. For CD installation, please select the CD-ROM drive option. 8 Press the + key until the first startup option. Once the removable device or CD-ROM drive is at the top of the list, the computer will select your option as the default boot option. On some computers, you can press one of the function keys (such as F5) to navigate the top of the menu. The key will be listed on the right side of the screen.
- Save Settings. You should see a key prompt (such as F10) related to “Save and Exit” at the bottom of the screen; press it to save your settings and restart your computer. You may need to press ↵Enter to confirm the change. 10Wait for the computer to restart. Once the computer has finished restarting, you will see a window here with your geographic data. Now you can start to set up the Windows 10 installation.
Part 2 Installing
- Click Upgrade. It’s at the top of “Which type of installation do you want?” window. This option will install Windows 10 while preserving files, applications, and settings. You can click “Customize” to clean install Windows 10 on your computer. Doing so will prompt you to select the partition to format before proceeding. 6Wait for Windows 10 to install. This process may take from half an hour to several hours, depending on the previous operating system and processing speed of the computer. If you are prompted to press a key to boot from the CD, do not press any keys.
- Follow the setup instructions on the screen. After installing Windows 10 on your computer, you will be able to customize its settings (for example, your region, your preferred language, location settings, etc.). After completing this process, you will be taken to the desktop of your computer. You can also click Quick Settings to set up Windows 10 with recommended settings.