All ways to install Windows 10: From the most common to the rare
There are many ways to install Windows 10 operating system. They all differ from each other and offer different approaches. In addition, the installation process itself is slightly different depending on the model of computer on which this installation is performed. Exploring all ways to install Windows 10 will help you choose the best option for you.
Before you go straight to installing the new operating system, it is worth checking that your computer meets the system requirements. Windows 10 system requirements are exactly the same as Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Therefore, if you have one of the above systems installed, Windows 10 can also be installed on your computer.
The minimum system requirements to run 32-bit Windows 10 are as follows:
- At least 1 gigabyte of RAM;
- 16 gigabytes of free space on a hard disk or solid-state drive (SSD);
- A video card with support for 9.0 DirectX and WDDM drivers;
- A processor of at least 1 GHz that supports PAE, NX, SSE2.
If you have more than 4 gigabytes of RAM, it is recommended to choose the 64-bit system. The difference in system requirements will be minimal:
Information about required free space when using Windows 10
Despite the fact that Microsoft’s website gives clear requirements for hard drive space, you should not take them literally. There are several reasons why Windows 10 requires more space than specified:
- Increasing paging file size. the more RAM being used, the higher the paging file setting is recommended by the system. This is needed for a fast computer. And while some users prefer to skip it altogether by buying more memory slabs, most users simply allocate space on the hard drive;
- Hibernation storage. again, it’s all about the size of RAM. All data from RAM needs to be stored in a separate file when going into hibernation mode, and this requires free space;
- a lot of service processes also temporarily store data on the hard disk.
All of this requires quite a bit of free space for the system to work correctly. Also, Windows 10 itself often takes a lot more space than specified in the requirements. So, Windows 10 Professional in use can easily start taking up more than twenty gigabytes, and that’s without all the system processes described above.
On this basis, you should allocate at least 50-70 gigabytes of free space for the system, despite the very different figures in the official system requirements. This way you’ll have a fast and stable system without worrying about running out of space for various processes.
Windows 10 Setup Duration
The installation time is also difficult to call a constant value. If you have fast and stable Internet, and you are not going to perform a full formatting of the hard drive during the installation of the system, then you will need no more than an hour for all processes, including loading drivers and configuring the system after installation. Nevertheless some users due to some reasons may take several times longer to install.
Select the 3rd option by pressing number 3 on your keyboard.
We are warned about the possible risks of bricking the device, we confirm that we are warned by pressing “y” on the keyboard.
Next will be a question about UEFI or Legacy, choose UEFI by pressing “U” on the keyboard.
Wait for the green “Successful installation” message.
If Windows 8 does not boot and reinstallation of this way is impossible
In this case, in order to reinstall the operating system, you should use the recovery utility, which is present on all modern laptops and does not require a working operating system. The only thing you need is a properly working hard drive, which would not have been formatted after buying a laptop. If it suits you, then follow the instruction How to reset your laptop to its default settings and follow the instructions described, after you get reinstalled Windows 8, all the drivers and necessary (and not) system software.
That’s all, if you have any questions. Комментарии и мнения владельцев are open.
Can you explain this: I have a Lenovo IdeaPad S500 with a preinstalled 8, which I upgraded to 8.1 for one language, an account in microsoft (I update as I go), which key also found out from your article. Now suppose I want to give or sell to a third party. this other will become the full owner of the laptop (key, operating system, device, etc.п.)? enough for him to create an account and password?
Through changing computer settings in the right pane. restore and reset. There is a special item for factory reset. The result will be a clean Windows 8 all Lenovo drivers and software. You can sell it like this, or you can upgrade to 8.1 (only I do not know whether you can update with a local account, although I would prefer this option, than to create a third party accounts Microsoft).
Hello again. but is it possible in ultrabook laptops preinstalled Windows 8, Windows 8.1 activated and with updates put the hard drive on the shelf and install a new or an old and can be smaller (GB) and install there whatever you want (especially everyone is so eager to install 7). The keys in the bios are not an obstacle? If yes, can you write an article, advice advice for super users not to suffer with recovery, backups, etc.п. Really then there will be calls about devices broken with a screwdriver)
In fact, there is no science here. all you need to do is to disable Secure Boot when installing Windows 7 on a foreign HDD, and everything goes by smoothly. True, there may be nuances on ultrabooks with a separate caching SSD (after the return of the old drive), but I can not test this option.
Sorry i have a HP laptop and my screen is broken, is it possible to reset it with HDMI through the TV
You can try it, it should work if Windows starts. After startup, if there is no picture on TV, press WinP, press up button once, then Enter. But it may turn out, that during the recovery process you will not have a signal on TV and will not be able to enter necessary information and select options, so it is better to delete everything manually in Windows, including browsers, personal files, etc.
Lenovo B 590 laptop hangs after clicking change computer settings white screen.
Such a thing has never seen. If you have the original system, try a factory reset on your laptop with the keys.
Please tell me if it is possible to reinstall the Windows system without losing any data, at least on drive C?
Yes, you can if you do not format it when installing (just select a partition without doing anything with it).
Hello, I would like to point out at once that I am very weak in the computer field. The re-installation is really simple, but for me it is not easy. I have a pirated version of Windows 8 if I am not mistaken. The expiration date expired and the laptop does not connect to the Internet, etc. Can I reinstall the program myself or should I still call the professionals.?Thank you for your reply, in advance.
Hello. I recommend that you try this one yourself: https://remontka.pro/laptop-factory-reset/ and if it does not work, and you are not ready to reinstall the system by yourself, contact the professionals.
Hello. I have here is such a problem: bought a laptop acer Aspire E 15 Start, immediately when buying a Windows 8 base if I’m not mistaken, but friends advised me to Seven, well, I gave woe specialist reinstall. Somewhere a week later the laptop began to stutter, the game did not work, giving the error d3dx9_35.dll. I again gave the expert to understand what it is, he told me that on my laptop driver is only at eight, and already free of charge undertook to correct the malfunction. He put me the wine 8 pro, With it, my laptop was working one day is normal, and then it began. First refused to work the touchpad, then stopped running games, although I played them the first day, put it to sleep and then can not turn it on with the mouse or Enter button, I have to hold down the power button for 10 seconds, and after it is off again turn on. I leave the battery at night charged to 90%, and in the morning the battery is discharged. I do not know where to turn, what should I do? Help!
Hello. I think the recovery partition you have already deleted and reset your laptop to factory settings (instructions: https://remontka.pro/laptop-factory-reset/ ) probably will not work. As a solution: download the official Windows 8 from the Microsoft website (using the Media Creation Tool) exactly the version that you had. Install it. Install all the drivers from the official site. It is better if it is done by someone who really knows about it (because, for example, a full battery discharge means that most likely something related to power management has not been installed), but it is better if it is done by someone who really knows about it. probably because the person just couldn’t install it).
Can you tell me when completely reinstalling vin 8.1 or 10 will have to re-enter the system’s face key? i just bought a laptop on sale with one (cdisk) and would like to split the memory into 2 but i do not have the key
How do I explain? For 8.1. have to, and for 10. no, if it was previously activated (after updating) on the same computer. That is, if you are with 8.1 have updated to 10 and see in properties that the system is activated, then after a clean installation (entering the key simply skip) and connect to the Internet activation will happen automatically (sometimes not instantly, but after a few minutes-hours).
Hello, my laptop was preinstalled 8 Windows, on the net came an invitation to install the 10ku. Installed the first time rejoiced, and the day before yesterday could not turn off the laptop Start button (bottom of the screen), then could not connect to Wi-Fi, found a solution, but not as before. I tried to return to 8 but I get a message that my laptop was deleted some files and return is not possible. What should I do?? I have not created an image and found your site just yesterday, a lot of useful information, but it seems it is too late
How to reinstall Windows on a laptop without a recovery partition
First of all, we need a distribution with the right version of the operating system. a CD or flash drive with it. If you already have one, then great, if not, but there is an image (ISO file) with Windows. you can burn it on a disc or create a bootable flash drive (for detailed instructions see here). The process of installing Windows on a laptop is not very different from installing on a normal computer. You can see an example in the article about installing Windows, which is suitable for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Drivers from the notebook manufacturer’s official site
Once the installation is complete, you will have to install all the necessary drivers for your laptop. In this case, I recommend not to use various automatic driver installers. The best way is to download the drivers for your notebook from the manufacturer’s website. If you have a Samsung laptop, go to Samsung.com, if Acer. on acer.com, etc.д. After that go to “Support” or “Downloads” and download the driver files you need, then install them one by one. For some laptops is important order of installation of drivers (eg, Sony Vaio), but also there may be some other difficulties, which you will have to deal with yourself.
After installing all the drivers you need, you can say that you have reinstalled Windows on your laptop. But, once again, the best way is to use the recovery partition, and when it does not exist, to install a “clean” Windows, and not “builds” in any way.
What to do after installation?
If during the installation you did not enter the key, the first thing I advise you to do is activate Windows 10. You can find many interesting and useful ways to do this on the internet.
Next, I advise you to go to the device manager, and make sure that all the necessary drivers are installed. If not, there are unknown devices, or something does not work, then download and install the necessary drivers. But don’t download them in the wrong place. You have a laptop from a specific manufacturer and model (which is probably written on a sticker on the bottom). Go to the manufacturer’s official site, find the page of your model through a search on the site, and there should be a section with downloads of drivers and utilities needed. precise instructions can not give, it all depends on the specific manufacturer.
Download and install the programs you need. Antivirus. Your favorite internet browser. It may well be that you will like the new, standard browser Microsoft Edge. It’s really not bad.
Maybe you still need these articles:
I hope very much that this instruction was useful to you, and you easily completed the installation of Windows 10 on your laptop. over, now you know how to do it yourself, and no longer have to seek help from “experts”, and even pay them. All the best! Don’t forget to comment!
Configuring HP notebook BIOS for booting from USB flash drive
Remark! Since this HP laptop doesn’t have a CD/DVD drive, I installed Windows using a USB flash drive (e.g.к. this is the easiest and fastest option).
The question of creating a bootable flash drive in this article is not considered. If you do not have such a flash drive, I recommend reading the following articles:
- Creating a bootable Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 flash drive. https://pcpro100.info/fleshka-s-windows7-8-10/ (in the article I look at installing Windows 10 from a flash drive, based on this article :)) ;
- Creating a bootable UEFI stick. https://pcpro100.info/kak-sozdat-zagruzochnuyu-uefi-fleshku/
Buttons to enter the BIOS setup
Remark! I have an article on my blog with lots of buttons to enter the BIOS on various devices. https://pcpro100.info/kak-voyti-v-BIOS-klavishi-vhoda/
In this laptop (which I liked), there are several buttons to enter a variety of settings (and, some of them duplicate each other). So, here they are (also they will be duplicated in photo 4):
- F1. system information about the laptop (not all laptops have it, but here in such a budget one built in :))
- F2. notebook diagnostics, viewing information about devices (by the way, the tab supports the Russian language, see. photo 1);
- F9. select boot device (t.е. our flash drive, but about this below);
- F10. BIOS settings (the most important button :));
- Enter. continue loading;
- ESC. to see a menu with all these boot options for your notebook, select any of them (see the. photo 4).
Important! Т.е. If you don’t remember the button to enter BIOS (or something else), then on a similar lineup of laptops you can safely press the ESC button after turning on the laptop! It is better to press it several times until the menu appears.
Note! Windows can be installed e.g. in UEFI mode (you need to write a USB stick and configure BIOS accordingly). Read more about it here: https://pcpro100.info/kak-ustanovit-Windows-8-uefi/). In my example below, I’ll look at the “universal” way (t.к. it will also work for Windows 7).
So to enter the BIOS on an HP laptop (approx. HP15-ac686 notebook) you need to press the F10 key a few times. after you have powered on your device. Next, in the BIOS setup, open System Configuration and go to the Boot Options tab (see the. photo 2).
Next I need to set a few settings (see the “universal” method). photo 3):
- Make sure that USB Boot is enabled (must be Enabled );
- Legacy Support enabled (should be in Enabled mode );
- In the Legacy Boot Order list move the lines with USB on the first places (by pressing button F5, F6).
Next you need to save the settings and restart your notebook (F10 key).
Now we can start installing Windows. To do this we insert the previously prepared bootable USB stick into the USB port and reboot (turn on) the laptop.
Next, press F9 a few times (or ESC, as in picture 4. and then select Boot Device Option, t.е. Basically press F9 again).
Boot Device Option (select HP laptop boot option)
This will bring up a window where you can select boot device. Т.к. If you install Windows from USB flash drive. then you need to select the line with “USB Hard Drive” (see “USB Hard Drive”). photo 5). If everything is done correctly. after a while you should see the welcome screen of Windows installation (like in photo 6).
Selecting the flash drive to start installing Windows (Boot Manager).
This completes BIOS setup for OS installation.
How to reinstall Windows 10
To start, if you are interested in rollback from Windows 10 to the previous Windows 7 or 8 (this process some people for some reason is called “Reinstalling Windows 10 on Windows 7 and 8″), it will help you article: How to get back to Windows 7 or 8 after upgrade to Windows 10.
It is also possible for Windows 10 to automatically reinstall the system using a built-in image or an external distribution, both with preservation and deletion of personal data: Automatic reinstallation of Windows 10. The remaining methods and information below apply equally to 10 and previous versions of the OS and highlights options and ways to easily reinstall the system on your laptop or computer.
How to install Windows 7 from a flash drive
Creating a bootable Windows 7 image for netbooks without a DVD drive is not as daunting as it may at first seem. To install, we will need to download two items:
- Windows 7 Installable Image. You can use your favorite distribution, or download this image: (requires or ). This image will be incredibly useful in the future for installing any of the official Windows 7 distributions.
- Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool. This free utility from Microsoft allows you to easily and quickly create a bootable Windows 7 installation image stick, if you have an image. Download it: or.
Once you will have downloaded both programs, we can proceed to the creation of the image.
- Format your flash drive. This is not required, but I think it is a good idea.
- Install Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool. it should be easy to install, even a child could press “Next” a few times.
- Run the “Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool” from your desktop. When the window opens, click Browse, select the downloaded Windows 7 installation disk image file, and click Next.
- In the next window select USB Device. Your flash drive has to be inserted into your computer.
- Choose your flash drive in the list that appears. You may have to click on the update button next to the list. After selecting the flash drive press “Begin copying”.
- Wait until process is finished, close program and remove USB flash drive. Installer is ready.
Using the resulting flash installer you can install Windows 7 on any computer that supports autorun from flash drives.
Search and installation of drivers for the laptop
On the official website of the drivers for the laptop Acer Aspire 5552G for Windows 8.1. no. But really. this is not a big problem.
Once again, I recommend an interesting driver package D river Pack Solution (literally in 10-15 min. I had all the drivers and could get down to full work on my laptop).
Download and install Daemon Tools (or similar for opening ISO images);
Download the disk image with drivers Driver Pack Solution (it weighs a lot. 7-8 GB, but once downloaded and will always be on hand);
Open the image in Daemon Tools (or any other program);
Run the program from the disk image. it scans your laptop and offers to install a list of missing drivers and important programs. I, for example, just click the green button. update all the drivers and programs (see the “Update all the drivers and programs” on the CD). screenshot below).
Installing drivers from Driver Pack Solution.
What is the advantage of Windows 8.1 over Windows 7? I personally have not noticed any pluses, except for higher system requirements.