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Help Installing Windows 10 (Flash Drive) on New PC

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:08 AM
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This is my first PC build ever, so I've been learning as much I can about PCs and OS (Windows in this case).

Yesterday I received the last part I've been waiting for and Windows 10 Home (Flash Drive). I feel confident in building the PC, as I've watched hours of youtube and DYI content.

What I'm not confident in, is installing Windows and such as I've never done this before, especially on a flash drive.

I was hoping someone here on ats could give me a rundown on how to get this Windows 10 Home on my new PC build.

Here is my current build parts:

MOBO - Asus Maximus IV Hero
CPU - Intel i-7700K
GPU - Radeon RX470 (4GB)
RAM - Corsair 16GB
CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i V2 (liquid)
PSU - Corsair 650W Gold
SDD - Samsung 250GB
Case - Corsair Crystal Series 570X

Currently this is what I have stored in my closet waiting to come alive


After I put it all together, I just need to put this Windows 10 Home on it, and voila (I'm hoping).

Any information is appreciated, thanks!




posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: Elementalist

Once you have your computer put together turn it on make sure your BIOS is set to boot from USB. Your looking for the Boot sequence section of the BIOS.
( usually F2/Del key gets you into the BIOS)

Make/save the necessary changes and exit the BIOS menu.

Plug in flash drive that contains your WIn10 OS turn on your computer and just follow the instructions. It is pretty straight forward the hardest thing will be the build itself.





edit on 27-6-2017 by Evilbunnie because: Cannot type this morning...



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:16 AM
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The hardest part will be assembly, I just did this and all I did was put the flash drive in and boot up! Easy Peasy.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: Elementalist

All you need to do is plug your Flash Drive into your case's USB port. If your PC doesn't boot from the flash drive automatically, then try pressing F12 (you might have to spam it during boot up since PCs boot so fast nowadays) to bring up the boot menu and select your Flash Drive. You can also boot into your motherboard's BIOS (usually the Del key during POST) and select USB Flash as the 1st priority in the boot order.

Good luck with your first build. =)



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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Much appreciated guys, thank you.

Pretty excited to get this build going, been shopping and learning since April. Will start the build tonight after work.

Thanks again



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:33 AM
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a reply to: Elementalist

Once you get to the install process, you'll see how easy it is. Practically installs itself these days.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:49 AM
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Instructions for installing Windows 10:


  1. Throw Windows 10 installationw software in the trash can.
  2. Download preferred distrubtion of Linux (suggest Mint or Elementary).
  3. Install Linux.
  4. Don't look back.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: incoserv

He's seems to be building a gaming computer, soooooo Linux would be a nightmare for the inexperienced user and a lot of work for a experienced user.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: incoserv

He's seems to be building a gaming computer, soooooo Linux would be a nightmare for the inexperienced user and a lot of work for a experienced user.


Gaming, research, stream, work, movies/tv et all.

Ive never had a PC, always had crappy laptops because I never did much on computers.

Now I'm using it more and more and my laptop broke, so i wanted to build something worthwhile and suitable for my uses.

So, no Linux lol. I don't mind Windows. Apple is too expensive and I'm not a fan either.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: Elementalist

i like windows 10, except for the xbox live turning on whenever it wants to and recording gameplay on its own. i had to make an account and shut it off. then a few weeks later i downloaded a game it turned xbox live back on without letting me know. i had to go into the registry and make it so it can never turn on again. now im happy with windows 10 again.



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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Wiring is kicking my butt


Ive got everything in place except RAM sticks. The wires is like a jungle!



posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: Elementalist

Make sure you put the ram sticks in the right place, usually its slots 2 and 4, otherwise it wont work. And push them in like you mean it!
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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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I bought the same corsair cooler as you, that was kinda hard to figure out, use the 1156 holes! Hopefully you got a removable motherboard tray or you already put your cooler on because I chose to do that last and it was a pain to lift mobo after all the wires were installed.
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posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 02:26 PM
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I think the Maximus does this by default, but I'd recommend going into BIOS and turning off secure boot, and make sure that UEFI is set both to UEFI and Legacy (legacy first if you get the option). And be careful of sharp edges! The # of times I have cut my fingers putting a new machine together.. >.



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