Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system software. Microsoft Windows 10 combines the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8, and it also makes it much easier to work within the cloud.
The first step to installing Windows 10 is to know what type of media you need to install the Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 gives you multiple ways to do an install. You can install Windows 10 either from the bootable DVD or through a network installation using files that have been copied to a network share point or USB device. You can also install Windows 10 by using a virtual hard drive (vhd). You can also launch the setup.exe file from within the Windows 10 operating system to upgrade your operating system.
1: Download the installer Go to www.microsoft.com/software-download/ windows10 and click the Download tool. Choose the Run option or save it and run it afterwards from the Downloads folder.
2: Select the media type Windows 10 can be installed from a USB flash drive of 8GB or larger, or DVD. Choose an option. If your PC has a DVD/CD writer, put a blank DVD-R in the drive to create an install disc and select ISO file
3: Burn the disc You are prompted to save the ISO file, and it is saved to the Documents folder. Afterwards, click the option to open the DVD burner and copy it to a DVD-R disc.
To start the installation, you simply restart your computer and boot to the DVD. The installation process will begin automatically.
Performing a Clean Install of Windows 10
1. Insert the Windows 10 DVD into a machine or virtual machine with no operating system and start the computer.
2. If you are directed to “Hit any key” to start the DVD, press Enter.
3. The fi rst screen will ask you to enter your language, time and currency format, and keyboard or input method (see Figure 1.1 ). After fi lling in these fi elds, click Next.
4. On the next screen, click the Install Now button.
5. A message appears to tell you that the setup is starting. The licensing screen will be first. Read the license agreement and then check the I Accept The License Terms check box (see Figure 1.3). Click Next.
6. When asked which type of installation you want, click Custom (Advanced).
7. The next screen asks you to identify the disk to which you would like to install Windows 10. Choose an unformatted free space or a partition (partition will be erased) with at least 50 GB available. You can also click the Drive Options (Advanced) link to create and format your own partition. After you choose your partition, click Next
8. When your partition is set, the installation will start (as shown in Figure 1.6). You will see the progress of the installation during the entire process. When the installation is complete, the machine will reboot.
9. After the system restarts, a screen appears that asks if you want to use custom or express settings, as shown in Figure 1.7. Click the Use Express Settings button. The system will then restart.
10. After the restart, a screen appears that asks you to choose how you will connect. Select Join A Domain (see Figure 1.8), and then click the Next button.
11. The next screen asks you to enter a username and password. Type in your username, password, and a password hint. Then click Next.
12. You will be asked if you want your system to be recognized by other systems on the network. This is a choice you can make. If you want other machines to see this Windows 10 system, choose Yes.