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How To Install Windows 10 (32 bits/64 bits)

Do you want to know “How to install Windows 10 Operating System“? Then this article will help you to know all the simple and easiest steps to install an Operating System on your laptop or computer. You will find that the entire OS installation process is very easy.

To install an operating system you need to check some important things. I found these things helped me a lot to install an OS in PCs without any problem. The following checklist will help you to install an OS on any laptop or desktop.

  1. Select your source drive from where you are going to install OS.(e.g., CD/DVD, Pen Drive, external had disk so on.)
  2. One working computer or laptop to install the OS.
  3. Check system requirements of the computer to install a specific OS. (Here I consider windows 10)
  4. Determine the Disk partitioning option. (Depends on user requirement)

Minimum recommended specs for Windows 10

  1. 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  2. RAM: 1 GB(32-bit) or 2GB(64-bit)
  3. Available disk space: 16 GB for 32-bits OS & 32GB for 64-bits OS
  4. Support for DirectX 9 graphics with Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM)
  5. Internet access (to activate and get updates) driver

Step by step procedure to Install Windows 10

Decide the Windows 10 edition, which one you want to install on your laptop or PC.

Windows 10 editions:

  1. Windows 10 Home
  2. Windows 10 Pro
  3. Windows 10 Enterprise
  4. Windows 10 Education

After choosing the “Windows 10 edition”, you need to decide whether to install the 32-bits or 64-bits version of Windows 10.

You should install the 64-bits version of Windows 10 OS which can handles large amounts of data more effectively than a 32-bit OS.

But remember one important thing, you can’t install 64 bits Windows 10 OS on all computers. This absolutely relies on processor architecture. In 64-bits processor architecture, you can install both 64 bits and 32 bits OS. And in 32-bits processor architecture, you can install only 32 bits OS.

Different types of installation

There are two different types of Windows 10 OS installation method. They are

  1. Upgrade (In-place upgrade) – This option replaces your current version of Windows with Windows 10, and keeps your files, settings, and programs in place on your computer.
  2. Custom (“fresh” installation) – This option replaces your current version of Windows with Windows 10, but doesn’t preserve your files, settings, and programs. It’s sometimes referred to as a clean installation for that reason.

I suggest a fresh installation, which is much better and is recommended to take that track. Even if you’ve got an existing Windows XP/Vista/7 OS on your computer, I recommend you format it and install a fresh copy of the Windows 10 OS.

Step1: Open the BIOS menu of your computer.

  • You need to turn on your computer to open BIOS utility. On the other hand, if your computer is running then you must restart your computer.
  • Now carefully notice your monitor screen text to find a key to open the BIOS menu. And press the specific key or keys combination to enter the BIOS setup. If you find it difficult to open the bios menu, then check “How to open BIOS utility?

Step2: Find Boot options from the BIOS menu.

  • The BIOS utility interface is different from computer to computer. You need to find the boot priority options on your BIOS utility.

Step3: Select the CD/DVD-ROM drive as the first boot device of your computer.

  • In this article, I consider CD-DVD drive our source drive from where I will install Windows 10 OS. You need to change the boot priority order from the boot options menu. Inside the boot menu, you can find a list of devices from where you can install OS.
  • You should set your CD-DVD ROM as the first boot device before proceeding to the next steps.

Step4: Insert the Windows 10 OS disc into your disc drive.

  • Place your “Windows 10 Operating System CD or DVD” into the CD-DVD drive.
  • And, close the CD-DVD drive tray.

Step5: Save the changes in the BIOS settings.

  • Now, you need to save the BIOS changes you have done. Press the proper key from the keyboard to save your configuration. Study your BIOS interface to find the key to save.

Step6: Press a key when you are asked to “press any key to boot from CD or DVD..”

  • To begin the Windows 10 installation process you need to press a key from the keyboard. This one is an important thing you must do to begin the installation. You must press a key while the text “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..” appears on the screen.

Note: You must press a key while the text “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..” appears on the screen. This step you need to perform only once. Remember next time when you will see the text “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..“, don’t press anything.

Step7: Choose your Windows Setup options.

Once Windows Setup loads, you’ll be presented with a new window.

  • First, select your preferred language,
  • And then select the keyboard input method and time/currency format
  • Click Next.

Step8: Click the Install Now button.

Step9: Accept the License Terms.

  • You should read over the Microsoft Software License Terms.
  • Then check the box to accept the license terms.
  • And click Next.

Step10: Select the Custom installation.

Step11: Decide on which hard drive’s partition you want to install Windows 10 OS.

Computer hard drive is a secondary memory used to store data. And partitions are the small section [local disk (C):, local disk(d):] of hard drives.

If the hard drive have any data on it. Then,

  • From the list of hard drives, select the hard drive partition.
  • Click Drive options (advanced).
  • And, click on Format from Drive options.

If you see on your computer, that there is not any partition. Then, you must create one to install Windows 10 on it.

  • Select the hard drive from the list of hard drives.
  • Click Drive options (advanced).
  • Select New from Drive options.
  • Select the size, and click OK.

You can check to know step by step process of hard drive partition in Windows 10.

Step12: Install Windows on your preferred hard drive and partition.

  • Select the partition where you want to install Windows 10 OS, select it, and click Next. Windows will begin the installation process of the OS files to its partition.

One important thing to remember that is during the installation of OS, your computer may restart several times. Don’t press any key if it is asked to do on the screen. Let it be.

Your computer may restart several times, during the OS installation process. Let it be.

Step13: Choose a user name and computer name.

  • Type user name. The user account you create here is the Administrator account. This is the main account for your Windows 10 that has all the privileges.
  • Click next to continue.

Step14: Choose your password and password hint just in case you forget your password.

Step15: You can now type the product key that came with Windows 10 and click next.

  • You can proceed to the next stage without entering the product key. In this case, your windows 10 will run in trial mode for 30 days. So you must activate your windows by using your product key.

Step16: Help protect your computer and improve Windows automatically.

  • Choose Use recommended settings.

Step17: Review your time and date settings

  • Select your time zone.
  • If you notice an incorrect date and time then, correct the date and time.
  • And click next to continue.

Step18: Windows will now finalize the settings for your computer and restart.

  • Let it be. Don’t press any key.

Step19: After the final restart Windows 10 will start to boot up.


Windows 10 OS installation process is not that difficult. The installation is more streamlined and user-friendly compared to Windows XP.

I hope you have got the unique tips to install Windows 10 OS on a computer. Now you are capable enough to install an OS on your computer or your friend’s laptop. You can use different booting devices to install windows 10 OS on a PC.