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Would you like to install Windows 10 on your computer? This comprehensive guide will take you step by step, from creating installation media to the final configuration of your system.

Download Windows 10 with the official Microsoft tool

  1. Visit the official Microsoft website to download the latest version of Windows with thesupport creation tool.
  1. Open the utility (MediaCreationTool_22H2.exe). It will load the files needed to create a new Windows 10 installation.
  2. Accept the utility conditions.
accept conditions of use
  1. Choose Create installation media (USB key, DVD or ISO file) for another PC.
create Windows 10 installation media for another PC
  1. You will then be taken to the Windows image customization window. Several options are available, depending on your configuration.
  • Language: Select your preferred language
  • Edition: Windows 10
  • Architecture: Select 64-bit (x64) if your PC was purchased after 2015.
select architecture language Windows 10 edition
  1. Then select ISO File and click Next.
Choose the media to use iso file
  1. You are then prompted to save the Windows 10 ISO image to your computer, save it to the desktop and rename it Windows 10.
  1. The utility will then download and save the Windows 10 ISO image to your computer. This may take some time, depending on your Internet connection.
download windows 10 ISO en X64
  1. When finished, click on Finish. The utility will then clean up the temporary files and close itself.

Write the Windows 10 image to a USB key

  1. Download the Rufus utility from the official website here.
download Rufus USB Creator
  1. Open the utility and allow Rufus to check for updates when it is launched.
authorize rufus update

3. in the utility, click on Select and open the Windows 10 image previously saved on the desktop.

select windows 10 image
  • Insert your USB key(it will be detected automatically) and click on Start.
rufus installation windows 10
  1. A window will open to customize the Windows 10 installation:
  • Create a local account: Create a user account without going through Microsoft.
  • Set regional options: Set the same language as the current computer.
  • Disable data collection: Disables certain error reports.
  • Disable BitLocker automatic encryption: Disables data encryption.

These options can be applied according to your preferences.

customize windows 10 installation
  1. A warning window will open to inform you that the USB key will be completely erased for writing the Windows 10 image. Click on OK.
warning erase rufus usb key

The USB key will open automatically before the process is complete, so close Explorer to avoid any errors. The Windows 10 image will be written to the USB stick. This may take some time, depending on your computer’s performance.

  • Once the image has been written, simply close the software.
close Rufus

Disable Secure Boot to install Windows 10

  • Access your computer’s BIOS by pressing ESC or DEL from boot-up (refer to your PC manual for BIOS access shortcuts).
bios pc
  • Look for Secure Boot in the or Security tab and disable the option.

Booting on a Windows 10 USB stick

  1. Access your computer’s Boot Menu by pressing F10 or F12 from startup (refer to your PC manual for Boot Menu shortcuts).
  1. Select your USB key to launch the Windows 10 installer.

Installing Windows 10 from a USB stick

  1. Once the installation program has started, select your language and click Next.
language selection windows 10 install
  1. Then click on Install now .
install windows 10 now
  1. Then click on I don’t have a product key. This step is currently not necessary.
enter windows 10 product key
  1. Then select the Windows 10Edition you have purchased (usually Windows 10 Home) and click Next.

You haven’t purchased your license yet: Buy a Windows 10 license key

windows 10 family professional edition
  1. Accept the user agreement.
accept windows 10 license agreement
  1. Click on Custom to access the installation options.
Windows 10 custom installation
  1. Next, select the hard disk on which you want to install Windows. This disk must be empty; if you have several partitions, delete them. This action is irreversible.
select hard disk Windows installation

Windows 10 will install itself on the computer and restart.

Configuring Windows 10 for a new installation

  1. Select your region (country) and click Yes.
configure windows 10 installation region
  1. Select the language used by the keyboard and click Yes.
configure windows keyboard language
  1. You will then be prompted to set a secondary language for the keyboard, click Ignore. You can always configure another language later.
configure alternate language keyboard windows 10 installation
  1. If you have a Wi-Fi connection, you will be prompted to connect to a network. If you have a wired connection, Windows will automatically recognize it.
  2. Windows will then start configuring the system.

Configuring Windows 10 with a local user account

  1. You will then be prompted to enter a Microsoft account. Enter your details if you have one.
  1. If you don’t have one, you can use a local account, by entering a false e-mail address ending in “outlook.fr” and a false password. This will generate an error and prompt you to create a new session.
microsoft windows 10 account error
  1. Then enter your username.
enter username windows 10 session
  1. Then enter a new password for your session.
create windows 10 session password
  1. You will then be prompted to configure certain parameters.
  1. Windows will finish configuring the system before displaying the desktop.
successful installation of Windows 10

🏆 Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed Windows 10 on your PC! 👍