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How to install Windows 10

Once the installer has done its job Windows 10 will boot, ask you a few questions about privacy and to sign in with your Microsoft ID, which is optional.

You can create a local account if you prefer. It’s well worth reading through the initial questions and options, since opting for the defaults will mean a fair amount of personal data will be sent to Microsoft’s servers. This isn’t sinister. Some people think different, but most of this is done for convenience. For example, data is stored so Cortana knows about you and can be more helpful.

When you finally get to the Windows 10 desktop, allow a bit of time for Windows 10 search for drivers for your hardware (you may need to connect to a Wi-Fi network first, of course).

The screen resolution may be wrong, but after a few minutes the correct resolution should be set. If you have any problems, see our Windows 10 troubleshooting guide and how to get help from Microsoft

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