Windows 10 can be installed on any computer by using a simple USB drive and an .ISO file.
Keep in mind that if you choose to install Windows 10 from a disk image, then you will be performing a CLEAN install. This means that all the files and applications that are currently on your computer will be stored in a folder called Windows.old.
Windows 10 Installation: Requirements
- An internet connection;
- Enough storage space cleared on your computer or tablet;
- A blank USB drive;
- A Windows 10 product key if you are installing the new Windows 10 for the first time.
First of all, you will need to go to the Microsoft website and download the MediaCreationTool.exe (search on Google to find the exact link). Save the file to your desktop and run it (in case you’re prompted by UAC click on “Yes”). Once the application opens you will need to select the “Create installation media for another PC” and tap on Next.
Now you need to select the Windows 10 Language, Edition, and the Architecture that you want to install on the USB drive (32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) – you can also select “both” to have the two Architectures in the same USB drive).
HINT: Keep in mind that the selected edition can install both Home and Pro editions, but your product key will determine which kind of license you have. In case you skip entering the product key, you will be prompted to select the “Home” or “Pro” edition.
Now connect the USB flash drive, select it from the list, click on “Next” and the Windows 10 ISO will begin to download. Once the download is finished your USB flash drive will be ready.
Select “Finish,” restart the computer, boot it on the USB Flash drive and you can start installing Windows 10 OS on your computer.