Install Windows 10
We choose Windows 10 because it is the latest operating system. It is also fast, stable, and user-friendly. If you haven’t gotten a copy before now, head over to Amazon and order Windows 10. Otherwise, let’s proceed.
Most Windows 10 installations come in a USB flash drive or a DVD. If you have one already, plug it into one of your USB ports, power on your PC. If you’ve got a disc, slide it into the optical drive tray. Some motherboard BIOS will automatically boot from the flash drive. If not, you have to force the PC to boot from your flash.
You can do that by accessing the CMOS (Computer Metal Oxide Semiconductor) settings, which can be accessed during POST. The CMOS is a software that is stored on a chip on the motherboard, that controls most of your high-level PC settings. The system battery makes sure those values are preserved, even when the PC is turned off.
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Anyways, just look for the prompt “Press the DELETE key to enter Setup”. On some motherboards, it could be F2 or F10. Just press the required key to enter the CMOS setup. Once you are in CMOS setup, look for the section labeled “BOOT” or “BOOT SETTINGS”. Under this section, look for the setting labeled “BOOT PRIORITY” or something similar. Select the flash drive or CD/DVD as the first boot device and hit “ENTER” on the keyboard to finalize.
Exit the CMOS setup.
Your computer should restart. Look for the prompt, “PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD OR DVD OR USB”. Simply press any key. The Windows setup starts. At this point, just follow the instructions until the installation is done.
Congratulations! You made it. Once your Windows installation completes, the next thing you should do is install drivers for your graphics card and other important drivers. It is advisable to go online and download the latest graphics card drivers for your graphics card. Install the important software you need, sit back and enjoy your PC. You can go ahead pop a bottle of champagne. You deserve one.
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