How to format and install Windows 10 on your computer

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There is a frequent question of how to format and install Windows 10 on your computer in the fastest and easiest way. Today in that tutorial we want to teach you how to do it. If you already have a copy of Windows 10 activated and running on your device, let's see how you can format and install Windows 10 on your computer without losing activation, or install it cleanly after updating from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and so we can get rid of the software that it has included. This is a good tutorial if you have recently purchased a Windows 10 PC and want to leave it completely clean to start using it as you like it, without applications forced by the manufacturer.

We are going to perform what is known as a «clean installation«, That is, we are going to re-install the operating system on our computer, eliminating all data that is not typical of the operating system, to leave it completely immaculate, that is, without any software that does not have Windows 10 by default. Unfortunately, Windows 10 does not come exactly clean of software, since we even find shortcuts to Candy Crush saga, however, something is something, and all these Tiles and applications we can eliminate them afterwards. This is something that I personally recommend to anyone who buys a new PC, the first thing I usually do when a new device arrives in my hands is to perform this "clean installation" to save future nightmares with bloatware.

If we come from Windows 7 or from Windows 8.1

Windows 10

We will update first, if it has passed July 29, we are sorry to tell you that the update will not be free. So proceed to acquire your Windows 10 license, or have yours handy. So, eYou liges the update mode by clicking on the update icon or by downloading this installer that Microsoft launched for the furthest behind thanks to this LINK that we have left. Once the download of Windows 10 is completed and the installation has begun, the edition of Windows 10 that we install will be permanently associated with our Windows 7 or Windows 8 license that we had.

Therefore, It is important that we write down the license in case there were any errors in the installation and we had to go to an alternative .ISO. To find the license for our computer with Windows 7 or Windows XNUMX, we will go to the following tutorials that we have planned on the web, if you don't know how to find it, of course.

And we already have everything we need, now we simply wait for the update to complete, it will take time and then we will have the configuration screen, so be patient. Nothing happens if it takes more than two or three hours, everything will depend on the amount of data we have on the device installed. Now we will continue with the next tutorial to re-install the system cleanly and not drag any information.

Format Windows 10 quickly

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Microsoft realized that it had to take a qualitative step in Windows 10 and it did. It has made the task of formatting the device much easier, since now it will not be necessary to go to repair shops if we lack knowledge, and that is in the configuration section. First, we are going to verify that the update and subsequent activation has been carried out correctly, or if not, associate our previous key. To do this, we will follow these steps:

  1. We go to Settings
  2. Let's go to Update and Security
  3. In Activation we make sure that it is activated

Yes it is, We will be able to know not only if the copy is activated, but we will also know what type of Windows 10 we have, either Home or Pro. If it is not activated or the message "Microsoft's activation system servers are Saturated" is displayed, we will have to wait a couple of hours with the system connected to the internet, and it will activate itself.

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Now we will perform the following steps to reinstall Windows 10 cleanly and remove all bloatware and adware:

  1. Configuration
  2. Update and Security
  3. Backup copy

So We make sure that the operating system is not spoiled if something goes wrong. And we continue:

  1. Configuration
  2. Update and Security
  3. Recovery
  4. Reset this PC> Get started

We will choose the option of «Restore factory settings»To make it faster and more effective. And this is all guys, we wait for it to restart and continue with the configuration window. We will have already reinstalled our operating system in a clean way. And this has been it, we hope it has served you.


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