Windows 10 Clean Install Microsoft

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  • Before you begin

    You can use installation media (a USB flash drive or DVD) to install a new copy of Windows, perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows.

    • To create installation media, go to the software download website, where you'll find step-by-step instructions.
    • On that website, you can select a version of Windows and create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.
    • To go directly to one of the versions, select one of these links:. Windows 10 (Then select Download tool now.). Windows 11 (Then select Download tool now.). Important: Back up your files before you install or reinstall Windows on your PC.
    • Learn how for Windows 10 and Windows 11 or for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. To create the installation media, here's what you'll need:.

    A PC with a reliable internet connection. The download time will vary, depending on your internet connection.

    • A USB flash drive, external hard drive, or DVD. A blank USB flash drive or external hard drive with at least 8 GB of space, or a blank DVD (and DVD burner). We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD because any content on it will be deleted.
    • When burning a DVD from an ISO file, if you're told the disc image file is too large, you'll need to use dual layer (DL) DVD media. Your 25-character product key (not required for digital licenses).
    • For help finding it, go to Find your Windows product key. After you've created the installation media, you can reset or reinstall Windows. To learn more, go to Recovery options in Windows.
    • So I bought a laptop today that came with Windows 10 on it. The catch is I am in China, so the system language is in Chinese,. by the way I have tried changing this so the entire laptop is English, but have come to the conclusion that it is rather impossible.
    • Microsoft Office products. If you just purchased a new device that includes Office 365, we recommend redeeming (installing) Office before upgrading to Windows 10. To redeem your copy of Office, please see Download and install Office 365 Home, Personal, or University on your PC. For more information, check How to upgrade to Windows 10 on new devices that include Office 365.

      If you have Office 2010 or earlier and choose to perform a clean install of Windows 10, you will need to locate your Office product key. For tips on locating your product key, check Find your Office 2010 product key or Enter the product key for your Office 2007 program.