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Clean Install Windows 10 Version 20H2 using USB flash drive

Bored With old Windows 7 or Windows 8 and plan to install Windows 10 using a USB flash drive on your own PC. Here The Step By Step Process To install Windows 10 From USB Flash Drive. The main advantage of installing a version of the Windows operating system from a bootable USB is speed, especially when compared to the traditional way of installing Windows from a DVD. First, you need to Create A Bootable USB Drive, Get a spare USB flash drive with at least 16 GB of free space and Create a bootable Windows 10 drive.

Minimum System Requirement for Windows 10

Before moving to the installation process first Check your system meets the minimum requirements to install windows 10. Here is the bellow requirement to install windows 10 on your system.

  1. CPU: 1GHz processor or faster
  2. RAM: 1GB for 32-bit / 2GB for 64-bit
  3. Storage space: Existing installations: 16GB for 32-bit or 20GB for 64-bit, Clean install or new PC: 32GB or larger
  4. Graphics: DirectX 9 capable video card
  5. Display resolution: 800×600

Install Windows 10 Using USB Flash Drive

After the minimum system requirement check and ready with Bootable device we are ready to install windows 10. Connect your bootable USB drive to Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC. Also, move all important data to a safe location as the drive will be erased during the process. We also suggest you unplug any other external hard drive connected to avoid selecting a wrong drive during the drive selection.

Access BIOS setup

Now Set your BIOS setting your computer to boot from a USB device. To do this Access the bios setting Restart the system press F2, F12, Or the del key to enter the Boot Options Setup. depend on your system manufacturer.

Here you will have to change the boot order. If your device uses Secure Boot / UEFI, you will have to change it to Legacy.

Disable Secure Boot, enable the Legacy option and set Boot List option to Legacy. Next move to the Boot tab using the right arrow key here to change the boot device order. Select removable disk ( if you use DVD then select CD-DVD drive) and use + key to move it for the first device to boot from. After making the changes, the setting press f10 to save the setting.

Install Windows 10 using USB

  • Once you have done this, with your USB connection to your laptop, restart the System.
  • your computer will boot from the USB, and display the following screen.
  • Choose the Language to install, the Time & Currency format and the Keyboard or Input method, and click on Next.
  • You will see the following screen. Click on Install Now.

Install Windows 10

  • You will be presented with the License terms. Accept it and click on Next.
  • Now select the type of installation you want.
  • Do you want to upgrade your existing Windows installation and keep the files and settings, or do you want to Custom install Windows?
  • Since we want to go in for a fresh or clean install, select Custom Install.
  • Next, you will be asked the Partition where you want to install Windows 10.
  • Select your partition carefully and click Next.
  • If you did not create a partition earlier, this setup wizard also lets you create one now.

Select your partition

  • After Create partitions select the drive you want to install windows click next.
  • Windows 10 installation will start.
  • It will copy setup files, install features, install updates if any, and finally clean up the residual installation files.
  • Once this is done, your PC will restart.

Configure Windows 10 Installation

  • Select your Region, then click the Yes button.
  • Then select your keyboard layout, click the Yes button.
  • Click the Set up for personal use option.
  • Next, Type your Microsoft account information, and Type your Microsoft account password. If you don’t want to use a Microsoft account, click the Offline account option at the bottom left corner to create a traditional local account.

Microsoft account

  • Click the Create PIN button to set up a PIN to unlock your device.
  • And follow the on-screen instructions to configure Windows 10 as per your requirements.

After installation tasks

After the installation, there are a few tasks left to do. First, you want to confirm that you’re running an activated copy of Windows 10:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security.
  3. Click on Activation.
  4. Confirm that Windows 10 is activated.

Check Windows 10 Activated

In case you encounter issues activating Windows 10 after a fresh installation, open Command Prompt in administrator mode. Type this command and press enter: slmgr.vbs /ato Restart Windows and check.

Also, you can use the Activation Troubleshooter to re-activate Windows 10.

Install the latest cumulative updates:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security.
  3. Click on Windows Update.
  4. Click the Check for updates button.

Check for windows update

Also, open Device Manager to check to confirm that all the device drivers have been recognized and installed correctly.

That’s all, now enjoy the Latest Windows 10 on your PC.

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