How to install Windows 10 from a USB Flash Drive Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows XP


BIOS settings (F2) | Boot DVD/USB Flash Drive | create and format partitions

How to install Windows 10 from a USB Flash Drive

PC requirements for Windows 10
Processor - from 1 GHz, RAM - from 1 GB, video card from DirectX 9.

Warning !!!

A list of PC components and drivers
A driver is a software component that lets the operating system and a device (video, audio, network) communicate with each other
Before Windows 10 installing you must do a list of PC components (report), search and download drivers, especially Lan and Wi-Fi drivers, to USB Flash Drive.
What can I do it?
In the search box like Type here to search type Device Manager and press Enter. In opened window you can see the information for each computer component. Expand the information of video, audio and network (lan and wi-fi) components and make a print screen (press a keyboard button PrtSc).
Then run Paint program, a windows of Paint is opened, then press Ctrl+V, save a file of Paint Ctrl+S.
Search and download drivers by the list of components or by manufacturer to USB Flash Drive - search and download drivers from manufacturer.

Back up files and passwords
Before Windows 10 installing back up useful data from Hard Drive (copy+paste) to USB Flash Drive / DVD or using backup programs or Windows backup tools - data backup.

  • Back up Mozilla Firefox passwords:
    1. go to the link: C:\Users\user_account_name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\,
      where user_account_name is a user name. What is my user_account_name? Go to the link C:\Users\, one name of folders will be your user_account_name, doesn't public or default)
    2. copy folder xxxxxx.default-release to USB Flash Drive.
      x - may be any symbol. The selected folder has a full information of Firefox, including passwords (files signons.sqlite and key3.db),
      Firefox passwords
    3. after Windows 10 and Firefox installing you need copy+paste from USB Flash Drive all files from saved folder of Firefox information to PC folder
      C:\Users\user_account_name\
      AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxx.default-release

      Warning: user_account_name may be another.
  • Back up Google Chrome passwords:
    1. go to the link and copy+paste all files from folder like Default to USB Flash Drive:
      C:\Users\user_account_name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\
      user_account_name - go to the link C:\Users\, one name of folders will be your user_account_name, doesn't public or default)
    2. after Windows 10 and Chrome installing you need copy+paste all files from saved folder of Chrome information to PC folder
      C:\Users\vartotojo_paskyros_vardas\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
      Warning: user_account_name may be another.

Checking the Hard Drive status
check the Hard Drive status, because the bad sectors won’t respond to read or write requests.

BIOS settings do not depend of the installed OS - insert a Windows 10 installation disc and change BIOS settings - BIOS settings AWARD or BIOS settings Amibios BIOS.

BIOS settings Amibios - for laptops

On your PC, CD/DVD disc is inserted,
right now press F2, the main BIOS window is opened.
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select Boot
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select Boot Settings Configuration and press Enter
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select 1st Boot Device and press Enter
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select CD/DVD and press Enter
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select 2nd Boot Device and press Enter
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select Hard Drive and press Enter
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You must watch this window::
1st Boot Device [CD/DVD]
2nd Boot Device [Hard Drive],
press "F10" and "OK"
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How to install Windows 10 from USB Hard Drive

The main task is to create Windows 10 USB Flash Drive. At first you need to download a Microsoft application, that helps to create a Windows 10 USB Hard Drive or Windows 10 installation disc - more....

Windows 10 installing from USB Hard Drive:

Insert an USB Hard Drive, start PC and press Popup button (for any PC Popup button is different),
- (boot option menu).
The popup menu window is opened, select USB flash drive and press Enter.
PC is booting from USB, next steps are the same using USB or DVD - more....

Windows 10 installing from DVD/USB Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows XP

Using DVD: Start PC and Press any key to boot from CD
or
Using USB: Start PC, press popup, select USB and press Enter.
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the PC is copying Windows 10 files to RAM
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choose a keyboard language (english), region (english),
keyboard input language (US)
language, region, keyboard
Boot settings - click "Install now"
Licence accepted
click "I don't have a key" or type a key and click "next"
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accept a license and click "next"
input a key
choose Advanced for clean installation.
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Delete, create and format partitions

OEM license (Windows 10 was activated without key)
When you don't have a license key, but Windows 10 was activated, then Don't delete and format OEM partition.

Drive 0 Partition 2 is selected - click Delete
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select a last partition - Drive 0 Partition 1
Drive 0 Partition 1 is selected - click Delete
Delete partitions
click OK
Delete partitions
create a partition - Drive 0 Unallocated Space is selected, click New
Create partitions
type MB (usually half the size of the Hard Drive) - click Apply
Create partitions
click OK
Create partitions
select Drive 0 Unallocated Space
Create partitions
Drive 0 Unallocated Space is selected, click New
Create partitions
next, click Apply
Create partitions
select Drive 0 Partition 2
Create partitions
Drive 0 Partition 2 is selected, install Windows 10
Optional - you need to format a partition where you install Windows 10, click Format
Create partitions
Windows 10 installing, copying and updating is started,
Create partitions
waiting, a computer is restarting,
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when you don't have a key of license, then click Do this later, else type a license key and click Next
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when WI-FI driver is installed, then you see a list of WI-FI networks, click a needed network,
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type password of WI-FI network and click Next,
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click - Use Express settings,
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Select an account ir click Next
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when you don't have a Microsoft account, then click Skip this step, else click Sign in
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Windows 10 is installed


Download Windows 10, create USB Flash Drive or DVD.

  • Download and create installation media.
    Go to link Download Windows 10, click button - Download Tool Now, (MediaCreationTool.exe), that helps to download Windows 10 and to create an installation media. Run downloaded file (MediaCreationTool.exe). click Create installation media for another PC and Next
  • Download and create installation media
    choose a language, version, Download and create installation media
    select an installation media - usb flash drive (4GB and more) or ISO file,
    Download and create installation media
    USB flash Drive is inserted,
    DVD - save an ISO file
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    Download and create installation media
    An installation media is created, go to next step - Windows 10 installation