Installing Windows 10 without an operating system

KarathIT 60 Reputation points
2024-05-26T16:46:14.8733333+00:00

Is there a way to install Windows 10 without an operating system? And what do I need to perform the installation? Do I require a USB or something else?

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

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  1. Varun R 265 Reputation points
    2024-05-26T19:32:07.5866667+00:00

    Step1: Insert the USB flash drive (at least 8GB)

    Step2: Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (Size:8 MB) from the below link and select Run.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Step3: On the What do you want to do? page, select Create installation media for another PC, and then select Next.

    Step4: Select the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit(Only if Ram less than 4GB) ) for Windows 10.
    Step5: Select USB flash drive and Next.

    Step6: After completing the steps to install Windows 10, select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and select Check for updates.

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  1. Marcin Policht 15,770 Reputation points MVP
    2024-05-26T16:56:59.3633333+00:00

    Follow https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/install-windows-from-a-usb-flash-drive?view=windows-11 (the same applies to Windows 10)


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