Learn How to Install Windows10 on New Hard Drive

by June Reeve Content Marketer

If you face difficulties due to that last system crash and know it’s not performing at all, then the only way left is to install windows 10 on a blank disk drive. Be it a USB drive or the other drive option. It's quite a procedure to follow if you begin it from scratch, i.e., downloading the ISO and burning them one by one. Undoubtedly, Windows 10 is gaining popularity recently. More and more users prefer to install Windows 10 on SSD when they have got a PC to install. So, do you have any idea on how to Install Windows 10 on a New Hard Drive?

This guide will walk you thru the steps of installing Windows 10 on a new hard drive. The steps also are applicable if installing to a new SSD.


Steps to Install Windows 10 on a New Hard Drive


Before you start installing Windows 10 to a new drive, it will be beneficial to unplug the other connected drives, especially if they contain sensitive data that you wish to preserve. Now, follow the below steps:


  • ·         Install your new hard drive (or SSD) on your computer.
  • ·         Plugin your Windows 10 installation USB drive.
  • ·         Change the boot order within the BIOS to boot from your install media.
  • ·         Boot Windows 10 installation USB drive.
  • ·         When given a choice, select the language, time, and keyboard language, then select 'Next.'
  • ·         Input your license key.
  • ·         Select ‘Install Now.’
  • ·         Confirm that you accept the 'License Agreement' and choose ‘Next.’
  • ·         Select ‘Custom: Install Windows only (Advanced).’ The subsequent screen will offer you hard access to all or any of the drives installed on your system. 
  • ·         When asked, "Where do you want to install Windows," search for your new drive. Select that drive and choose ‘Format.’ you'll create your own preferred number of partitions by selecting ‘New,’ or select ‘Next’ to install Windows 10 on external hard drive.


Windows 10 will then start installing on your new hard drive. Depending on the speed of your disk drive and your PC's processor, this process may take a while. No matter how long it takes, you will be ready to follow along because the status page moves through the method.

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