How to Clean Install Windows 8

Easy Instruction to Perform Clean Install Windows 8

2013-05-02 04:12:35 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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Clean install Windows 8 may be the best way to install Windows 8. Performing clean install means that mean erasing whatever is there and installs a new copy of Windows 8 process. It is highly recommended to perform a clean install rather than upgrading.

If you choose to clean install Windows 8, you have to remove the existing operating system installed on a partition and then install Windows 8 from scratch on that same drive. This means that the entire operating system now will be erased (all the programs and precious data you've saved to that drive).

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The Prepared Work before Clean Install Windows 8

1. Backup all the data you want to keep

As we know performing a clean install of Windows 8 will erase all information on the drive you plan to install Windows 8 on. So the first thing is to backup whatever data you'd like to keep like your saved documents, downloaded music and videos, etc.

It is impossible to back up your programs, but you can locate all the installation media and downloaded installation files that you used to install the programs. Thus you can reinstall then easily in your new Windows 8. Here you are allowed to learn how to back up your Windows 8 file with Windows Backup.

2. Find Your Windows 8 Product Key

After backup your important information, you need to locate your Windows 8 product key. It will be required during the Windows 8 clean install process. You can easily find your Windows product key included with the DVD media if you purchase it in the store or in the email confirmation you received from Microsoft if you download it online. If Windows 8 came preinstalled on your computer, look for a sticker with the product key somewhere on your desktop, laptop, or tablet device.

Start to Perform Windows 8 Clean Install

Choose a hard drive partition probably your C to install Windows 8, but make sure everything in that hard drive partition is backed up already. To start the Windows 8 clean install process, you'll need to boot your computer from whatever installation source you happen to be using: either a DVD disc or a flash drive.

How to Clean Install Windows 8:

  • Insert the Windows 8 DVD into your optical drive (or plug the flash drive with your Windows 8 installation files into the USB port), and then boot your computer.
  • Enter your language and other preferences on the Install Windows page, and click "Next". Click "I accept the license terms" in the next page.
  • Click "Custom" on the "Which type of installation do you want?" page, and then click "Drive options (advanced)" on the next page.
  • Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.
  • Click "Next" after you finish formatting and follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 8.

After you install Windows 8, it is highly recommended to create a Windows 8 user password to protect your personal information stored in your PC. However there may be a potential risk of forgetting Windows 8 password. If this happens, simply use a Windows Password Recovery tool to reset your password easily and safely.

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