How To Fix Laptop will guide you on Windows 10 Clean Installation. The installation process is very simple and easy. To install Windows 10 on your laptop you need a Windows 10 DVD or Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive. You don’t know how to make a bootable Windows 10 USB? Click on this [link] it will guide you on how to create a Windows bootable USB. I will be using Windows 10 bootable flash drive, So lets begin with the Windows 10 clean Installation process.
Boot order/ Boot Menu
To get to the Boot Menu, Insert Windows 10 bootable flash drive into your laptop USB port. Now “Power ON” your laptop and press few times:
- F12 key if your laptop is TOSHIBA/DELL/ACER/GATEWAY.
- F9 key if your laptop vendor is HP.
- ESC key for some other vendors e.g. Samsung laptop.
In my case I have TOSHIBA laptop, So as soon I “Power On” my laptop I pressed few times F12 key, and I am in “Boot Menu” now.
Select your USB in Boot Menu and press Enter key.
Windows Installation Begins.
- Choose your language to install
- You can change your Time and currency format.
- Also change your keyboard input method.
- Click on “Next”.
Click on “Install now”.
- Click on Small box to accept Windows 10 license terms.
- And Click “Next”.
Please note that I am using 64bit Windows 10 professional.
If you have a Windows DVD or flash drive which is asking you
to choose from 64bit or 86bit(32 bit) check which bit is supported
by your laptop model. Most of them uses 64 bit but still its better
- Choose Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).
Select your partition or drive to install Windows 10. In my case I have Unallocated Space of 298.1 GB. If you want single primary partition in your Windows you can simply select Drive(my case drive:0) and click on “Next”, But If you want more than one partition in Windows click on “New”.
- Choose your Primary Partition size.
- I want my Primary partition around 100 GB.
- So 100 GB multiply by 1024 equals 102,400 MB.
- Change Size to “102,400 MB” and Click on “Apply”.
A pop up menu will appear click on “Ok”. Windows Setup will automatically create additional partitions for system files e.g. Recovery partition, System Partition, MSR Partition.
- See the picture below we still have 198.1 GB of Unallocated Space, we can do same process to make another partition, or we can choose drive letter for Unallocated partition in Windows Manage later when Windows installation is completed.
- Now to Begin with Windows 10 installation Select “Primary” partition from the list of partitions.
- Click on “Next”.
Windows 10 clean Installation in Progress. It will take around 10 to 15 minutes depends on your Laptop and Hard drive. Remember if the process is taking like hours then try to check your hard disk health. We already mentioned in a post on how to check your hard drive health the link is here.
We are few steps away to complete the Windows installation. Choose your region and click on “Yes”.
Also select your keyboard layout and click on “Yes”.
You can add a second keyboard layout if you want to, I don’t need another keyboard layout, so I will click on “Skip”.
Type your User Name in blank field and click on “Next”.
Type your new password for your account. If you don’t want any password on your login account then leave the field empty and click on “Next”.
If you want that Windows keep your history and send your
activity history to Microsoft for better user experience you
can go for “Yes” as I don’t want that, so I will choose “No”.
Again if you like to get help from your digital assistant called “Cortana” you can click on “Accept”. Cortana will also collect your user information including your location history, contacts, voice, speech input, typing history, search history, communication history, and much more. I don’t want to use any help from Conrtana, so I will “Decline” this service.
Next is to choose privacy settings for your device and click on “Accept”.
Wait for Windows 10 to set up all settings for you. It might take a while but don’t rush we are almost finish.
After Windows installation completion, you will be directed to Windows 10 desktop. This is 64 bit professional Windows, the laptop model and vendor is TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B7260.
Hope you are able to install Windows 10 without any issues. In case if you have any problem or any question regarding Laptop hardware or Windows related, please go to our Community support Forum page and one of our team member will help you out. Like and Share this post. Thank you.