How to Install Windows 10 Step by Step with Pictures

Here is the tutorial to learn how to install Windows 10 step by step with pictures. Now let's walk through the Windows 10 installation steps and do it without any hassle.

Updated by Jerry on Mar 12, 2024
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If you wish to install Windows 10 on your PC, you are coming to the right place. In this post, we will show you how to install Windows 10 step by step with pictures. Whether you plan to upgrade your computer from an older version of Windows or install Windows 10 without precedent, we've got you covered. This is an easy-to-follow and quick guide if you wish to install Windows 10 from scratch. Let's come to the details.

  • Time spent: 5-10min from creating installation media to installing Windows 10 on PC
  • Materials: ≥8GB empty USB flash drive, EaseUS OS2Go
  • Process: 7 steps 

Step 1. Check Requirements for Installing Windows 10

First and foremost, you should ensure your PC meets the minimum Windows 10 system requirements. For that, you should go to Microsoft's official site for reference. You can perform the steps below if the computer meets the minimum requirements.

Check Requirements for Installing Windows 10

Step 2. Create a Backup

If your computer is not new, before starting the Windows 10 installation process, it's vital to back up your files. Under such circumstances, you can use professional backup software, like EaseUS Todo Backup, to back up your files to an external drive, cloud, or USB drive. This is important because installation might erase the data on your computer's hard drive.

Backup Data

Step 3. Create a Windows 10 Installation USB Drive

It's time to go to Windows 10 download page to download Windows 10 ISO after you've verified your computer's compatibility and backed up your data. After downloading Windows 10 ISO, you need to make a Windows 10 bootable USB. You need an empty USB with at least 8GB of storage space to make it a bootable USB drive.

However, creating a bootable USB drive by yourself is troublesome and time-consuming. In that case, you can use professional and free Windows To Go Creator, such as EaseUS OS2Go.

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EaseUS OS2Go can let you create a Windows 10 installation USB drive without ISO. In addition, it lets you put Windows 10 on another PC and automatically download a desired Windows 10 version. It can help you create a portable Windows USB for Windows 10/11 and make a bootable Windows USB drive for macOS.

Create a Bootable USB Drive

If you want to know how to install Windows 10 from BIOS from USB, you can read the following article.

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Step 4. Boot Your PC from Installation USB Drive

Insert the bootable USB drive into your computer and restart it. Press the key corresponding to your computer's boot menu when it restarts. Check your computer's documentation for specifics, as this key differs depending on the manufacturer. Press Enter to begin the installation after selecting the USB drive as the boot device.

Insert USB into your Computer and Boot from USB

Step 5. Install Windows 10 and Finish Configurations

The installation of Windows 10 will start once you have booted from the USB drive. You need to follow the on-screen guide to install Windows 10. In addition, you must choose your language, time zone, and keyboard preferences and agree to the license terms.

  • Boot your PC with the USB drive.
  • Press any key to boot from the device on the prompt.
  • Click Next on the "Windows Setup".
  • Click Install now.

Install Windows 10

  • Select "I don't have a product key" to proceed if there is a reinstallation and click Next.
  • Select the edition of "Windows 10" that your license key activates (if applicable).
  • Select "I accept the license term" to proceed and click Next.
  • Click "Custom: Install Windows only (Advanced)" to continue installing.
  • Select a partition with the current installation (usually "Drive 0"), and click Delete.
  • Choose empty drive (Drive 0 Unallocated Space) and click Next.

Step 6. Personalize Windows 10 Settings

After Windows 10 has been installed, you will be asked to customize your settings, which includes setting up your Microsoft account, selecting your privacy preferences, and personalizing your desktop.

Personalize Settings

Step 7. Install Drivers and Software

After customizing your personal settings, you should install any required drivers and software. This includes any software you need to run on your computer and any drivers for the hardware on your computer, such as your graphics card.

Install Drivers and Software

That is all about how to install Windows 10 step by step with pictures. In conclusion, installing Windows 10 is a simple process that only requires a few steps. The guide in this article might help you quickly install Windows 10 on your PC. Remember to check your computer's compatibility, back up your data, and pay close attention to the directions. You'll be operating Windows 10 in no time with a little bit of patience and careful attention to detail!

If you want to create a Windows to go without using an ISO file, you can use EaseUS OS2Go to help you. It can also help you to perform other tasks. More features are waiting for you to explore.

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