Step by step instructions to install Windows 10

Do you want to install Windows 10 on your laptop or desktop? Follow the steps below to install Windows 10.

As of now, Windows 10 is in technical preview stage and is not ready for consumer use. Microsoft recommends the Windows 10 tech preview only for the technical experts and IT people to get an early preview of what is coming up. If you are interested in trying your hands on the preview release, you can go ahead and install Windows 10.

Remember that the preview version could be unstable and could have bugs. Your laptop could crash and you could lose data. It is strongly recommended not to use your primary work computer for installing Windows preview.

Steps to install Windows 10

Step 1: Download Windows 10 ISO image from Read more about Windows 10 technical preview ISO images.

Step 2: Mount the ISO image as a drive or burn it into a DVD. Optionally, you can create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive.

Step 3: Launch your virtual machine software and create a new virtual machine. You can read more details on how to install Windows 10 on VMWare Workstation.

Step 4: After you create the virtual machine, follow the steps below to install Windows 10.

Step 5: In the welcome screen, choose your language settings and click the "Next" button to proceed.

How to install Windows 10

Step 6: Accept the license terms and click "Next" to proceed.

Install Windows 10 on VMWare Workstation

Step 7: In the next step, you have to select the drive to install. If you have multiple drives on your computer, you will see them all there. Choose the correct drive to install. If you are installing Windows 10 over an existing Windows, you may install side by side on another drive.

Install Windows 10

Step 8: Installer will copy all the necessary files to the computer and continue with the installation. Depending on your system configuration, it may take a while (10-20 minutes) to complete the installation.

VMWare Windows 10

After successful installation, you will see the Windows welcome screen, which is similar to the Windows 8 theme.

Windows 10 installation

You will be presented with an option to select the Settings. Unless you want to make custom configuration, you can choose "Express Settings" and proceed.

Windows 10 installation

In the next step, you will be prompted to select One Drive option. If you don't want to integrate One Drive storage for this computer, you can Turn Off the One Drive options.

The next step is installing some basic apps for your Windows 10 computer. No intervention from your side is necessary. Windows will automatically install the apps for you. It may take several minutes to complete the installation.

As part of installation, you will need to connect your Microsoft account with your OS to access various services like Microsoft App Store. You will need to use the same Microsoft account to login to your Windows.

Windows 10 installation

You are all set. In a few minutes, Windows 10 will be configured and will be ready for you to use. If you encounter any errors or have any suggestions for Microsoft to improve the OS, don't forget to report them to Microsoft.

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Guest Author: mike09 Mar 2020

at what point will I be able to install my files from win 7 or from my backup files?

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