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How to Install a Windows Operating System

kamal info 2018-08-10 09:46:27
Step-by-step guides to installing Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista & XP

Installing Windows might sound like a daunting task but it's really quite easy, especially if you're installing a more recent operating system like Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7. But no need to take your computer into the local experts for a simple reinstall - you can install Windows all by yourself!

Just find the Windows operating system below that you're planning to install and then click on for visual, step-by-step guides explaining how to install each OS.

Install Windows 10

Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest version of Windows and installation of this operating system is probably the easiest of them all.

I'm still working on my famously detailed walkthroughs but in the meantime, this fantastic overview from How-To Geek will do.


Install Windows 8

The very best way to install Windows 8 is with a method called a "clean install."

With a clean install, you'll get that "new computer" feel with Windows 8, without all the junk software. If you're replacing a previous version of Windows, clean installing Windows 8 is most certainly what you want to do.

Install Windows 7

Windows 7 is probably the easiest Windows operating system to install. You're only asked a few important questions during the installation - most of the setup process is completely automatic.

Like with other versions of Windows, the "clean" or "custom" method of installing Windows 7 is the smartest way to go compared to an "upgrade" install or the less common "parallel" install.

Install Windows Vista 

Like Windows 7, the Windows Vista install process is very easy and straightforward.

Install Windows XP

Installing Windows XP can be a bit frustrating and time consuming, especially when compared to the installation processes in Microsoft's newer operating systems.