I have brought a computer from a factory company on eBay but it doesn't have an operating system.

How do I install windows 10 on a device that doesn't have an operating system?

1 Answer 1

  1. Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
  2. Double-click the MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe file to launch the tool
  3. Click the Accept button to agree to the Microsoft terms
  4. Select the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC option
  5. Click the Next button
  6. Clear the Use the recommended options for this PC option (if applicable) and select the correct language, architecture, and edition of Windows 10
  7. Click the Next button
  8. Select the USB flash drive option
  9. Click the Next button
  10. Select the removable drive from the list (If you don't see the drive, click the Refresh drive list option)
  11. Click the Next button.
  12. Click the Finish button
  13. Remove the USB-Stick
  14. Plug the USB-Stick into the device without the operating system
  15. Go into the BIOS (by pressing F8, F10, F12, DEL etc. (depends on the manufacturer) on startup)
  16. Boot from your USB-Stick
  17. Go through the Windows-Setup
  • How would I boot it through to the windows setup?
    – T.E
    Commented Sep 12, 2019 at 9:34
  • @T.E I edited the answer
    – leonheess
    Commented Sep 12, 2019 at 9:38
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    @T.E Created installation media is bootable. Set proper boot device in BIOS settings (or use bootmenu to select it - F8 in most BIOSes).
    – Akina
    Commented Sep 12, 2019 at 9:39
  • What options would I need to press when iam on the boot menu?
    – T.E
    Commented Sep 12, 2019 at 9:52
  • @T.E Override Boot and choose your USB-Stick
    – leonheess
    Commented Sep 12, 2019 at 10:01

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