Instructions on how to install Windows 8 / 8.1 in detail with pictures (easy to understand)

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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are becoming very popular with us, and of course more and more people will tend to switch from Windows XP or Windows 7 to Windows 8 / 8.1.

Similar to the article on how to install Windows 7 times before, this article techtipsnreview will guide you in detail how to install Windows 8 / 8.1 in the most detailed and easy to understand way.

#first. Tools need to prepare

#2. Some notes when installing Windows 8 / 8.1

Minimum configuration to install and use Windows 8 / 8.1 (guide to see computer configuration)

  • Processor: Minimum is 1 GHz.
  • RAM: Minimum 1GB for 32-bit versions and 2GB for 64-bit versions.
  • Free hard disk space: Minimum of 16 GB for 32-bit version or 20 GB for 64-bit version.
  • Graphics card: MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver


You should choose the Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro version to install, or you can use the Windows 8 / 8.1 Enter version (I heard that the Enter version will limit the error of Full Disk 100% more than other versions. there: D)

If your computer has RAM <4GB, you should use the 32-bit version, if the Ram is larger than 4GB, you should use the 64-bit version. According to the MS release, 2GB you can use the 64-bit version but in fact cannot use because it will make your computer run slow.

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# 3. Detailed instructions on how to install Windows 8 / 8.1

+ Step 1: After inserting the disc into the drive or plugging the USB into the computer, boot up the computer => to access BOOT MENU. (See instructions for selecting the preferred boot mode.)

Please enter the information required by the system such as:

  • Laguage to install: Enter the language used, usually we will choose the language is English.
  • Time and currency Format: Time format for the computer.
  • Keyboard or input method: Keyboard input method.

After finishing typing, press Next to continue.

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+ Step 2: Next press Install now to start the installation process.

Trivia a little bit: If after a period of using the computer unfortunately, then you can also go to this step and then click on “Repair your computer” to fix the error.

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+ Step 3: Next, enter the key to install Windows 8 / 8.1. Unlike installing win 7, in this key entry, Windows 8 / 8.1 forces the user to enter a new key to press Next.

But most of the installation files (* .iso) that are shared on the network today have a built-in key to skip this step. If not, find the key and enter it.

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Share Windows 8 and 8.1 installation keys

Windows 8.1 installation key
Windows 8 installation key

+ Step 4: Next is the terms of use, you check the box I accept the license tems => select Next

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+ Step 5: In the next window, there will be 2 modes for you to choose from:

  • Upprede: That is, if you are using a licensed Windows XP, you can click on it to upgrade to Windows 7 version.
  • Custom (advanced): For custom installations, usually we will choose this line.

Click Custom to select custom settings.

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+ Step 6: My drive is not partitioned here so I will give it back. If your computer is already divided, just select the drive you want to install and press Next

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If your hard drive has not yet divided, follow the instructions below. You click Drive options (advanced) to display required tools.

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Click NEW for us to partition the primary drive for installation.

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Enter the size of the operating system drive. For example, here I want the main partition to be 30GB, then enter 30,000 MB. Then press Apply

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A bulletin board appears, click OK to agree.

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Then select the partition you want to place> click Next

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+ Step 8: The process of copying from the Windows 8 / 8.1 installation file to the hard drive takes place. Wait for it

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+ Step 9: After a while you will switch to an interface like this, after the installation is finished, your computer will be restarted. And your next job is to continue waiting 😀

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+ Step 10: Next you will come to the settings as username, choose the color code you like => press Next to continue.

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+ Step 11: Here you can choose Customize to customize the settings, or tap Use express settings for quick installation.

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+ Step 12: Next, Windows 8 / 8.1 will ask you to enter your Windows Live ID account to use. To ignore this feature, click on the item Sign in without a Micorosoft account

Note: If you want to link with your Microsoft account and an internet-connected computer, at this step, please sign in to your Microsoft account.

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+ Step 13: Next you choose Local Account

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Fill in the relevant fields.

  • User name: User name
  • Password: Password to access your computer.
  • Reenter password: Confirm password again.
  • Password hint: Enter a word or phrase to recall the password.

Note: If you do not want to set Password for windows, you can skip entering pass => click finish to finish the process.

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+ Step 14: The next window is a picture of instructions, you will wait a moment to complete the installation.

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OK, in the interface of Windows 8 / 8.1 already. Pretty new compared to previous versions, right 😀

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This is the Windows 8 desktop.

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Windows 8 installation is complete, now you can use Windows 8 in a very delicious way. You can refer to the article: Things to do right after reinstalling Windows (✔)

# 4. Epilogue

Okey, article Windows 8 / 8.1 installation instructions The content is short but the images are too long so it feels a bit long 😀

The following article I will guide some tips when using Windows 8 / 8.1 for the newber. Hope the article will be useful to you.

Kien Nguyen – techtipsnreview

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