HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS 8? – STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE
Windows 8 is the new operating system of Microsoft which is completely redesigned and opted to word in touch screen environments. Unlike windows 7, windows 8 have a different start menu. Icons and windows are replaced with live tiles and magazine styled interface. This post helps you ” How To Install Windows 8 ” give all clear screenshots for Windows 8 installation.
Follow this step by step guide to Install Windows 8, if you have basic Windows 8 edition or any other version.
Before starting the Windows 8 installation check that your hardware is supported by windows 8 or not. If your system doesn’t have all the drivers that support windows 8, then I recommend you to download all the Windows 8 drivers from hardware manufactures website and save all the drivers either in a CD/DVD or in an USB drive. Since windows 8 professional is bootable, check for the boot sequence under BIOS setup and make sure that the first boot device is set to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM.
Follow the Steps Given Below to install Windows 8:
Windows 8 Installation Step 1: Start your PC after placing the windows 8 DVD in your DVD-ROM drive. When the booting process starts up you will get a screen with rotating progress bar.
Windows 8 Installation Step 2: In the next screen setup your language, time, currency format and keyboard or input method. Click on the next button to continue.
Windows 8 Installation Step 3: Next step allows you to install or repair Windows 8. Since you are doing installation, click on the ‘install’ button.
Windows 8 Installation Step 4: Setup process starts up
Windows 8 Installation Step 5: This step prompts for the product key of that came with your Windows 8 DVD. Type the key correctly and click on next button.
Windows 8 Installation Step 6: Displays the terms and conditions. Read it and accept the terms by clicking ‘I accept license terms’. Click on next button.
Windows 8 Installation Step 7: Choose the custom installation type.
Windows 8 Installation Step 8: Choose where you wish to install windows 8. If you have one hard drive click on the next button and go to step 9.
In case of multiple partitions, select the appropriate drive, click next and go to step 12.
Windows 8 Installation Step 9: To partition the existing drive click ‘new’. Choose the partition size and click apply.
Windows 8 Installation Step 10: Click OK to create the partition and Windows will automatically create the partition.
Windows 8 Installation Step 11: You will have 3 partitions. Partition 1 is system reserved. Partition 2 is a primary partition of 30GB. Partition 3 is not being used and you can format it and use it as a secondary storage drive after finishing the installation. Now choose primary partition (Partition 2) and click OK.
Windows 8 Installation Step 12: Windows starts copying files to the hard drive and begins installation. This might take few minutes. When files are copies Windows 8 will restart automatically.
Windows 8 Installation Step 13: windows will go through various progress bars and information messages and the system restarts for the second time.
Windows 8 Installation Step 14: Now appears “let’s go through a few basics” screen that selects personalize option automatically. Choose the PC name and personalize the color.
Windows 8 Installation Step 15: Select “customize” option. Select ‘yes turn on sharing and connect to devices’.
Windows 8 Installation Step 16: Choose the desired option in ‘Help protect and update your PC’ and click next.
Windows 8 Installation Step 17: Select the preferred option in ‘Send Microsoft info to help make windows and apps better’ and click next to continue.
Windows 8 Installation Step 18: Leave default settings or select desired options in ‘Check online for solutions to problem’ and click next.
Windows 8 Installation Step 19: Sign in to your PC. If you don’t have Microsoft account signup for a new account else login into your account
Windows 8 Installation Step 20: click ‘Local account’ and choose a local user name and password. Click finish to continue.
Windows 8 Installation Step 21: Windows finalizes the settings and installation moves forward.
Windows 8 Installation Step 22: Demonstration for windows 8 is presented now which shows all the applications and allows you to switch between them.
Windows 8 Installation Step 23: After demonstration, the final stages of setup are done and now you are presented with a new and metro user interface of Windows 8.