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Windows 10 Installation Guide

Choose the method of installation:

There are two main ways to install your Windows 10. The process differs for upgrading and clean installation. If you want to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8, please use the guide number 1, if you have Linux OS, Windows Vista or later versions, or you want to install Windows on a computer without any operating system, use the guide number 2.

Guide 1: I want to upgrade to Windows 10  ▼
Guide 2: I want to clean install Windows 10  

Installation guide 1: How to upgrade to Windows 10

If you have a laptop or a PC with already installed Windows and you’d like to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8, or you want to re-install your Windows 10, the process is really simple.

  1. Download Media Creation Tool
  2. Open the MediaCreationToolx64.exe file by clicking on it.
  3. Select the Create installation media for another PC option.
  4. Now select your language, the correct version of Windows – Windows 10 Home/Windows 10 Pro (don’t choose “N” or any other version), and pick the architecture you’d like to download (32bit or 64bit) and press Next.
  5. Choose the ISO file option.
  6. Download official Windows installation ISO file and open it.Note: On Windows 7, you might need to open ISO file through Virtual DVD Drive software (Virtual CloneDrive or DaemonTools etc.)
  7. Open downloaded Windows.iso file and click setup.exe.
  8. Continue with the Microsoft installation wizard, that will automatically open up.
  9. Finish the installation and it’s done.

If you have Linux OS, Windows Vista or later versions, or you want to install Windows on a computer without any operating system, please follow the instructions below.


Installation guide 2:  How to do a clean installation of Windows 10

If you’d like to perform a clean installation, you will need to create an installation media.

Please note: This process is more complicated than upgrading from an older version, or re-installing, and we recommend it is only done if you’re an advanced computer user. If you’re not, then please contact our customer support to help you.  

Before we’ll dive into how to install Windows 10 on your computer, make sure that:

  • you’re connected to the internet
  • you have a blank USB/DVD of minimum 8 GB
  • your PC meets the selected Windows 10 OS system requirements
  • you have your product license key at hand
  • you have a backup of your data

Once you have everything ready, you can start with the installation.

The installation process consists of two parts.

Part A: Creating a bootable USB flash drive

Firstly, you will need to create a bootable USB with the Windows 10 Installation.

Follow these instructions to create your installation USB drive.

  1. Firstly:

    Download the Microsoft Media Creation Tool

  2. Insert the USB drive that you want to use as your installation media into your PC/laptop. It needs to be at least 8GB in size (you'll see "4GB" in the Creation tool, but Microsoft confirmed the larger number), and make sure you know which drive letter it’s been assigned (D, E, F, etc.). Select Create installation media for another PC and click next.
  3. By default, the Media Creation Tool will download the same version of Windows that’s on the PC you’re currently using. If that’s fine, click Next, otherwise select the language, Windows edition and architecture (32 or 64 bit) and press Next.
  4. Now you have to decide whether you want to create an installation media or just download an ISO file. To create a USB flash drive select the USB flash drive option and click Next.
  5. On the next screen, you’ll be prompted to choose the USB drive you’d like to use. Choose the appropriate removable drive and click Next.
  6. Now the Media Creation Tool will begin downloading Windows 10 to your PC. Once it’s downloaded the tool will then put Windows 10 on the USB drive. After that’s done, your drive will be ready. Click Finish, let the tool clean up, and unplug your USB drive.
  7. Now, restart your computer, plug the USB flash drive into the computer that you want to install your Windows 10 on and follow the installation process below. 

Part B: Installing Windows 10 via BIOS

Start the computer and press ESC / F1 / F2 / F8 /or F10 during the initial startup screen. Depending on the BIOS manufacturer, a menu may appear.

  1. Choose to enter BIOS setup. The BIOS setup utility page appears.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab. System devices appear in order of priority.
  3. To give a CD or DVD drive a boot sequence priority over the hard drive, move it to the first position in the list.
  4. To give a USB device a boot sequence priority over the hard drive, do the following:

    1. Move the hard drive device to the top of the boot sequence list.
    2. Expand the hard drive device to display all hard drives.
    3. Move the USB device to the top of the list of hard drives.
    4. Now choose save and exit the BIOS setup utility.
  5. The computer will restart with the changed settings and the installation of Windows 10 will automatically start.

And that’s all! If you run into any trouble while installing or activating your Windows 10, don’t hesitate to contact us either via e-mail info@software-deals.eu or by phone.

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