Windows 8 Installation

In this tutorial, I’m gonna show you how you can easily install Windows 8 on your computer’s system. The best way to install Windows 8 is to do a clean installation and it’s also not difficult to perform, let me show you how to do it.

Some Checkups Before Starting Any Process

Hardware Compatibility – Check Windows 8 Compatibility List to ensure that your hardware is supported by Windows 8 or not. Normally you won’t find any compatibility problem but I’ll suggest you to download the drivers for your computer from the computer’s manufacturer’s website. You can also use my this >>How to Find Drivers<< tutorial to download drivers online if you had some problem on your side.

Min System Requirements for Windows 8

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.

Product Key – It’s a specific software-based License key for a particular program which certifies that the program you’ve purchased is original. Normally it’s printed on your software’s package, contains 25 characters in a group of 5 characters (each 5 long). just keep in mind you’ll definitely need the product key in order to complete your Windows installing process.

Boot Setting – If you’re installing Windows from CD or USB, whatever you use for installation, you’ll need to change your computer’s boot order, in order to boot that Windows CD/USB on your computer’s start-up. Check out the link below to know more about Boot Order setting and how to change it.

How To Change the Boot Order (Boot Sequence) in BIOS?

BONUS TIP 1 – If you are going to install Windows 8 from a CD then I’ll suggest you to use a USB Pendrive instead of using a CD. Here’s a link below which will help you to make a bootable USB Pendrive for you own.

How To Make A Bootable Usb Pen Drive?

BONUS TIP 2 – If your OS recently got corrupted and you wanted to recover your personal data from hard disk before this Windows installation process, then check out this tutorial >>> How to Recover Your Data Even Your Windows Not Running ?

Now Let’s Get Start

Step 1 – Start your Computer and Insert your Windows 8 CD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive.

Step 2 – Your PC should automatically detect the Bootable CD and you will get a message saying “Press any key to boot from CD”. So, press any key to continue and after that your windows setup will get starts to load.

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