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Clean Installation of Windows 8

Clean Installation Steps

  • Boot up the system with Windows 8 installation disc. (Installation via USB drive is another alternative. However, Disc Installation is highly recommended.)

  • Select “Install now”.

  • Enter the product key in the text box, and then click “Next”.

  • Read and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms. Click “I accept the license terms(required to use Windows), and then click “Next”.

  • Click “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)”.
    (Note: All user data will be deleted. Please ensure you have the corresponding backups.)

  • Delete all partitions, select the unallocated space and click “Next”.

  • Windows 8 clean installation begins.

  • Personalize your preferred Windows 8 color scheme and your PC name, and then click “Next”.

  • Click “Use express settings” to automatically customize your Windows 8 settings.
    (Note: This step is optional. If you prefer your own setting, click “ Customize” instead.)

  • Click the text box below. Enter your Microsoft email account, and then click “Next”.
    (Note: This step is optional. If you prefer signing in without your Microsoft account, click “Sign in without a Microsoft account” instead.)

  • If "Sign in without a Microsoft account" is selected, click the way you prefer for signing in, either with your Microsoft account or Local account.

  • Click the text box below. Enter your user name, password and password hint with the keyboard, and then click “Finish”.

  • Your setup is completed. Please wait a while before Windows starts up.
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