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Windows 8 installation Step by Step tutorial




Backup data

Before you get started, you should back up your data. You can use windows XP or Windows 7's Backup and Restore to create a backup.
OR
you can simply copy your data files over to an external hard disk.
To manually Backup data, copy your files to a network location or to removable media on a computer that is running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003, follow these steps:
Click Start windows icon then click Computer and then double-click the drive where you currently have Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 installed.
Open the Users folder, and then open the user folder that contains the files that you want to back up.
Copy the necessary folders from the user folder to a network location or to removable media.
Watch Video Windows 8 installation

Getting started
Download Windows 8
Or
Install from CD-DVD


Insert DVD or CD into CD-DVD-Drive


Booting form CD

Your PC should boot from CD-DVD
After booting from the DVD, the first thing you encountered is the new light blue Windows logo on a black background.



BIOS Setup

If your PC is not start booting form CD-DVD then Change BIOS setup
Pres Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart the Computer
Booting time Press F2 , F10 or press Ctrl+Del+Enter to Start BIOS Utility


From BIOS setup Utility Select Boot Section, Then select First Boot CD-DVD drive, Press F10 to Save Changes and Exit


Booting form DVD

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After completing BIOS Setup, restart Computer
Computer booting now from DVD
After booting from the DVD, the first thing you encountered is the new light blue Windows logo on a black background. This image remained on the screen for a few moments while Setup was initializing.


After a few minutes, you'll see the Windows Setup screen and you will specify your language settings before clicking Next. When you do, Setup will perform some more initialization tasks in the background.


The first step in the installation is to specify your language settings.As soon as the initial steps are taken, then click the button Next
To get started, just click the button Install now.


Once you click the button Install now, you'll see the beginning of the information collection phase of the installation procedure.
The first step here is to input the Windows 8 product key.


You'll enter your product key to start the information collection phase of the installation procedure.


The next step is to acknowledge that you accept the license terms, just tick the check box.
I Accept the license terms
Then Click Button Next


When you are prompted to choose which type of installation you want to perform, you'll choose
Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)


When you are prompted to choose where you want to install Windows, you'll see a list of any partitions that are currently on your hard disk. On the next screen, click the Drive options (advanced) link.


Create several partitions by clicking the button New


Entering a size for each partition then press button Next.


Create several partitions by clicking the button New and entering a size for each partition.


When you’re happy with your partition sizes, then select the partition you want to install Windows to and click the button Next.


When you click Next, Setup creates the partition, formats it, and then instantly moves into the Installing Windows phase which begins with copying and getting files ready for the installation.


This process will take a while to progress though, so you can sit back and relax a bit.


When this phase of the process is complete, Windows will alert you that it is going to restart in order to continue, you can click the button Restart now.


Windows will restart after the first part of the process is complete.

Upon restarting you'll see the black screen with the blue Windows logo and see that Setup is getting devices ready,

As soon as that part of the process is complete, Windows will alert you that it is going to restart again,
When the system restarts, you'll be prompted to choose a color scheme for Windows 8 and a PC name,



When the Settings screen appears, you can choose to customize these settings or you can allow Windows to use the express settings,
select Use express settings.

On the next screen, you'll choose how you want to sign on to Windows 8. While you can choose to sign in with a local account.
Select Sign in without Microsoft account

After filling the details of your local account on the next couple of screens, you'll eventually see a screen that changes color as it alerts you, then the Setup is getting your PC ready.

Windows 8 comes with a host of native applications for the Start screen interface that replace and add to the group of applications that used to come with previous versions of Windows XP, Windows 7.

Once the applications are installed, you'll see first time the Start screen, and now you can begin using Windows 8.


Good luck