How to Install Windows 10 Using USB Pendrive

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clean install of windows 10 via bootable media

Want to upgrade to Windows 10? Directly upgraded your system from previous versions of Windows like Windows 7 or Windows 8? Is your PC becoming sluggish? Want a clean new OS for your PC? The Only answer to this question is a clean install of Windows 10 via bootable media.

Nowadays, people buy laptops or personal computers with Windows 10 installed. Later they found out that it contains many unwanted manufacturer’s bloatware installed. So, they want a clean image of Windows 10 installed.

Also, suppose you have upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8. In that case, the inbuilt installer drags all the files from previous versions, and it also keeps the recovery image of the last operating system. That image eats up a lot of your memory, and Windows won’t allow you to delete that.

Some people like me enjoy installing and testing new software on their PC. As time passed, they found out that the PC was getting slower and slower because of the junk data created by the Software.

Doing a clean install of Windows 10 via bootable media is quite simple. Many people think it is challenging, but it is not rocket science. Windows 10 installation process, in fact, is one of the simplest and easiest processes out there.

Also, Microsoft made the Windows 10 activation process relatively simple. If you previously had Windows 10 installed on the machine, Windows 10 installer will automatically identify the hardware and activate Windows 10 itself.

Here, I have explained the process in detail. But you will need a bootable media like CD or USB drive to do a clean installation of Windows 10. Third-party software like Rufus is beneficial for creating bootable media. You can also use a media creation tool to create bootable media for windows 10. If you don’t know how to make bootable media, here is our step-by-step guide.

Also, you will need to have knowledge about- how to boot from bootable media? It is different for different computers. But most of the time, it is either F8, F10, F12, or ESC buttons.

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 10 Via Bootable Media

We have described the installation process in many steps to better understand it. Also, if you are installing it on a laptop, I will suggest connecting it to a power source.

  • Insert or attach your bootable media to the PC.
  • Boot from the bootable media. The following window will occur.

do a clean install of windows 10 via bootable media

  • Select your language and press Enter.

clean install of windows 10 via bootable media

  • Now, select your language to install, time format, and input method, and hit Next.
  • The following window will appear; click on Install.

clean install of windows 10 via bootable media

  • Now, Windows Setup will ask you to enter the product key. I suggest you Skip this step for now because if you are reinstalling Windows 10, it will automatically detect the product key and activate itself. Or you can enter it later.

product key windows 10

  • Now, check the box which says- I accept the license terms and hit Next.

windows 10 license terms

  • For a clean install, you will need to select the option Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).

clean install of windows 10 via bootable media

  • Now, you will have to select the drive on which you want to install Windows 10; as you can see in the image below, for me, it is Drive 0, and click on Format.
  • Select the formatted drive and click Next.

select drive to install windows 10

  • Now, the following window will appear; your windows 10 installation has started successfully. It usually takes several minutes.

Windows 10 Installtion

  • After that, your computer might reboot several times; wait patiently until the following window appears.

Enter Windows 10 product key

  • Now, if you have the product key, then enter it. As I have told you earlier, if you were previously using activated Windows 10 on that machine, click on Do this later as Windows 10 automatically detects the hardware and automatically activates itself.
  • After that, wait until the following window asks you to connect to a network. I will suggest you skip this step. There is an excellent reason why you don’t want to interrupt the installation process if your connection gets slow or fails.

windows 10 installation process

  • The following window will appear; you can customize your settings. But, I will suggest you click on- Use Express settings.

use express settings windows 10

  • Create an account for your PC to make it secure; enter your Username, password, and password hint and hit Next.

create account for pc windows 10

  • Now that you almost completed the installation and setup process of Windows 10, the following window will appear; this means windows is settings your apps and other stuff.

clean install of windows 10 via bootable media

  • After that, you will be successfully booted into Windows 10.

windows 10 desktop screen

Congratulations! you have successfully done a clean install of Windows 10 via bootable media. If you still have any questions, comment below in the comment box. We would be happy to help. Suggestions and feedback are welcomed.

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