Recently Microsoft Roll out Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 with lots of new features, Security improvements. And this is a Free Upgrade means if your windows 10 machine connected to Microsoft server then your machine automatically upgraded to October 2018 Update version 1809. Also, Microsoft released official upgrade Assistant and media Creation Tool to make upgrade process much smoother. But if you are Still using windows 7 or 8.1 and looking for Switch to windows 10 here how to upgrade windows 10 October 2018 Update or clean install windows 10 manually. Here step by step guide to Download and Clean install windows 10 October Update 1809.
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Check Minimum System Requirement
Before performing clean Install Windows 10 October 2018 Update first make sure your computer hardware meets the minimum system requirement to install windows 10. Here below are the minimum System Requirement to install windows 10.
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Pre-Requirement for Windows 10 Installation
- Windows 10 Installation Media / Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive
- CD / DVD Drive / USB DVD ROM Drive
If you don’t have an Installation media you can download and use the Windows Media Creation Tool. Using this tool you can Create an installation media like DVD or Make your USB bootable.
Also, Make sure To backup all your data or move to a safe location because during installation the system drive data will be erased.
Check 64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU): You’ll create either the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10 that’s appropriate for your CPU. To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type.
Language in Windows: You’ll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 10. To see what language you’re currently using, go to Time and language in PC settings or Region in Control Panel.
Clean Install Windows 10 October 2018 Update
After check minimum system requirement and when you ready with Installation media now follow below steps to perform clean install windows 10. First Insert installation media or Connect your Bootable USB drive to Windows 10 or Windows 8 /7 PC.
Access BIOS setup
Now Set your BIOS setting your computer to boot from a DVD or USB Drive. To do this Access the bios setting Restart the system while restart press F2, F12, Or del key ( depend on your system manufacturer, Most of the time Del key access the BIOS setup. ) 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. Use the 4 arrow keys on your keyboard, navigate to the Boot tab and change the settings. Disable Secure Boot, enable Legacy option and set Boot List option to Legacy. Next move set CD/DVD or USB Storage Device to the first position and set it to be the first device to boot from.
After making the changes press F10 key to make save changes. Once you have done this, with your USB connected or media drive to your laptop/ desktop, restart the System. your computer will boot from the installation media and display the following screen.
Start Windows 10 Installation
You will see the following screen. Choose the Language to install, the Time & Currency format and the Keyboard or Input method, and click on Next.
On next window click on Install Now. 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 fresh or clean install windows 10, 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. 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.
Check Bellow posts If Installation process failed with different Errors
Configure Windows 10 Installation
Then perform getting device Ready it will take some time to complete 100%. Next Windows 10 will ask you a few basic questions about your preferences. Before completing the installation and taking you to the Windows 10 desktop.
You log in for the first time you’ll be prompted to accept the “Express Settings” or click the tiny link to “Customize settings”. You should definitely click “Customize settings” to see what Microsoft has set as the defaults and confirm whether you want them set as they are. Use Express settings. you can also Customize settings for how you want to set these settings.
Turn On or Off the Personalization and Location settings you would like, Turn On or Off the Browser and protection and Connectivity and error reporting settings that you want, and click/tap on Next.
The final screen shows you the four new default Windows apps for photos, web browsing, music, and movies/TV. If you click “Let me choose my own default apps” it doesn’t actually let you choose the apps at this moment but merely allows you to uncheck one or all of the four default app selections.
When each user signs in for the first time, they will see the first sign-in animation below before reaching their desktop.
This Will Take some Time to configure User Desktop. When the entire update procedure is complete, you will be presented with the Windows 10 desktop or tablet interface depending on your device.
Now after installation complete, we have to Activate the windows to access full features.
Activate Windows 10
If you have upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1 or 7 most time this will Activate windows automatically. And for the users who perform a clean installation and purchased genuine windows 10 license key, you can use the same to activate windows 10.
You can simply activate Windows 10 by going to Settings -> Update & security -> Activation and selecting Change Product Key. Here enter your product key.
Hope This steps will help you to know how to check system requirement for windows 10 installation. create an Installation media using windows media creation tool and perform clean install windows 10 or clean install windows 10 without losing data step by step. Have any query or anything missing feel free to comment below. Also, Read Stop Automatic Forced Upgrade to Feature Updates (Build 1809) in Windows 10