Boot and install Windows

The topics in this section covers how to Boot a PC and install Windows. To install Windows, you can boot into:

  • WinPE and either use DISM to apply an image or run Windows Setup
  • Windows setup from bootable installation media.

In this section

Topic Description
Boot to WinPE How to create WinPE media, and boot a PC into WinPE
Boot to UEFI Mode or Legacy BIOS mode How to boot into UEFI or legacy BIOS mode
Windows Setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style How to choose the partition style when installing Windows with Windows Setup
Install Windows from a DVD How to boot a PC to a DVD
Install Windows from a USB Flash Drive How to install Windows from a USB flash drive
Deploy a Custom Image Learn how to deploy a custom image
Deploy Windows with a VHD (Native Boot) Learn how to deploy a virtual hard drive that a PC can boot to
Windows Setup Installation Process How Windows Setup works