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Mason Ebe

Questions Regarding Starting Up A PC

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Hey guys, I just have a question about starting up a new computer. Ive watched videos on how to build a computer and everything and im just waiting on my motherboard to come in. I have watched a few videos on how to start up computers and download everything to make it run correctly but one thought has gone through my mind. Usually when they start up pc's, the enter a harddrive with windows on it so it runs off of windows:however, I can get windows 10 for free because I am a college student. Can I wait to download windows 10 through the internet or do i need that harddrive with windows on it to make it run properly? If you have any questions regarding how i explained it or to get a better understand it, feel free to ask. Thanks!

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6 minutes ago, Mason Ebe said:

Hey guys, I just have a question about starting up a new computer. Ive watched videos on how to build a computer and everything and im just waiting on my motherboard to come in. I have watched a few videos on how to start up computers and download everything to make it run correctly but one thought has gone through my mind. Usually when they start up pc's, the enter a harddrive with windows on it so it runs off of windows:however, I can get windows 10 for free because I am a college student. Can I wait to download windows 10 through the internet or do i need that harddrive with windows on it to make it run properly? If you have any questions regarding how i explained it or to get a better understand it, feel free to ask. Thanks!

Ok so your going to need a usb drive less than 4 gb or something small like that and then go to Microsoft’s website download onto the thumb drive then put it into your pc

 then download onto hard drive it should be pretty simple once you go into bios though ps if you have ssd download windows onto that it runs better and faster

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You'll need to download the installation media from Microsoft, and make a USB key with windows.

 

Your hard drive / SSD will be blank when you first boot.


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The way I install windows is with a bootable install media from the Windows Media Creation Tool. Then I either buy a key from the MS Store (or from Amazon) and enter it after the install & all the updates are finished.

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