What do you need to Install Windows?:
- A working PC
- DVD or USB Disc
- Broadband Internet Connection
STEP 1 - CREATING THE INSTALLATION DISC
ISO files are disc images, complete images of a CD or DVD bundled in a single file. This file can then be burned and made available as a physical USB, CD or DVD disc, allowing you to convert virtual discs into physical ones; to perform, in this case, a Windows installation.
- Find and Download the ISO file in the language and architecture you want from YOUR DOWNLOAD AREA.
There you will be able to download your ISO file from three different servers (Google Drive, MEGA or MediaFire). Select the server of your choice, the fastest for you.
Which version of Windows should I install: the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version?To install a 64-bit version of Windows, you need a CPU that's capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows. The benefits of using a 64-bit operating system are most apparent when you have a large amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer, typically 4 GB of RAM or more. In such cases, because a 64-bit operating system can handle large amounts of memory more efficiently than a 32-bit operating system, a 64-bit system can be more responsive when running several programs at the same time and switching between them frequently.
- After downloading the ISO image, make sure that the file size matches with the one given in YOUR DOWNLOAD AREA. If it doesn't, retry downloading the ISO file.
- Check that the ISO file is located in the Hard Disk Drive.
- Now, to create the bootable installation disc, we recommend using RUFUS, you can download the lastest version from here .
- RUFUS must be located in the Hard Disk Drive, NOT in the removable drive.
- Run RUFUS
- Plug in your USB drive. Rufus then detects it and shows you the USB drive name and letter under "Device" (as in the example above- image is called USB (E:), but you can put anything else). Check that the USB appears. If not, make sure that it is well connected and has no problem. You should close any other programs until the process completes.
- Next, click the disc icon found in the lower part of the window to the right of the label "create bootable disk with..." (See the above image to know where).
- Use the Windows Explorer to find the folder which contains the Windows ISO file that you previously downloaded. Leave the other configurations as they are.
- A pop-up window then lets you know that the program will erase everything on the USB. Accept then wait for 5 to 10 minutes and your bootable disc will be done.
THREE IMPORTANT THINGS:
- USB or CD/DVD that you use should be empty as the recording will erase everything contained in it, irreversibly.
- USB must be at least 4 GB. If you are using a disc, it has to be a DVD, which is usually 4.7 GB. You cannot use a CD, which has only 700 MB (0.68 GB).
STEP 2 - INSTALLING WINDOWS
- The process varies a lot depending on the computer that you are using. Traditionally, you would open the BIOS menu and change the order of drives in the BOOT menu. Newer computers use UEFI instead of BIOS, which needs to be accessed in a special way if you're using Windows 8.
- Reboot your computer and look for the BIOS or BOOT menu key when the manufacturer logo appears. Press this key to open the menu and change your boot order. The setup key is typically F2, F10, F11, or Del. Make sure that the USB drive is listed as the primary boot device.
- Then you'll see a screen saying: Press any key to boot from CD or DVD....
- Follow Windows instructions to finish the Installation
If you still have doubts in how to perform Windows installation, you may watch this video: