How to install Windows 8 on your PC

The latest Windows avatar, Windows 8 has already created lot of hype and hoopla in the technology domain. Many users are looking to switch to the new flavor through a clean install. That basically means, you will have to format your hard drive where you want to install the OS—using upgrade media, and yes you will need the Win 8 setup files to do that. You must also have a previous version of Windows running on that PC. You can not install in a bare metal drive.

To begin with purchase the Genuine Retail Windows 8 Media, and then follow these simple steps to perform a clean install Of Windows 8.

•Turn on your PC. Insert the Win 8 DVD or USB flash drive and restart your PC.

•You would need to change the boot priority to make your system read from the disc. To change the boot order you generally need to press a combination of keys( such as F2, F12, Delete, Esc) immediately after you turn on your PC. Select the boot device i.e DVD ROM or USB flash disk (if you have obtained a Win 8 offline boot media) and proceed.

•On the Install Windows page, enter your language and preferences and hit next.

•On the EULA (End User License Agreement) page accept the license terms, and click Next.

•On Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

•On Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced)

•Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option that you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.

•When you have finished formatting, click Next.

•Follow the instructions to finish installation.

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