At IU, how do I install Windows 10 Education Edition?

Note:
If you'd rather not do it yourself, the fee-based Carry-in Consulting service at IUB is available to install operating systems for IU students, faculty, and staff.

Before proceeding, refer to:

These instructions will guide you through installing Windows 10 Education Edition:

  1. To create a flash drive you can use for installation, follow the instructions for Windows 10 in How do I create a bootable flash drive for installing Windows?
  2. Insert the Windows 10 DVD/USB into your computer.
  3. Restart your computer. You should see a message that says, "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... ". If you see this message, click any key. If Windows starts normally instead, refer to On a PC, how do I boot from something other than the hard drive?
  4. After Windows has finished loading files, you will see the installer screen. Choose your language, time and currency format, and keyboard or input method.
  5. Click Next, and then Install now.
  6. Enter the product key for Windows 10 Education from IUware, and click Next.
  7. Read the license agreement. To agree, check the box and click Next.
  8. Choose the Custom: Install Windows only (Advanced) installation option.
  9. Warning:
    The next step deletes all the data on your hard drive. Make sure you've backed up important files and have the installation disks for your software.

    You will now see a list of the partitions defined on your hard drive(s). If your computer has more than one physical hard drive, the drives will be displayed as separate disks (e.g., Disk 0, Disk 1). Follow these instructions only for the disk that contains your existing Windows installation, leaving any others alone. If you are unsure which disk contains your Windows installation, ask for assistance before continuing. Do not format all of the partitions in this menu, but only the partition for Windows.

    With the desired partition selected, choose Delete. This will prompt you to erase everything on the partition. Select Yes. When you click Next with the newly created Unallocated Space selected after formatting, the Windows installation will begin. At this point, the process will be automatic for approximately 20-45 minutes. Ensure that the computer is plugged into a power source while you wait.

  10. Your computer will restart after installation and begin configuring devices and settings. It may restart several times. Do not click anything until you see the "Get going fast" screen, or are presented with the option to enter your product key, if you didn't do so earlier.
  11. When you are at the "Get going fast" screen, choose Customize settings on the bottom left. Click Next through the first resulting screen.
  12. On the second screen, in the section titled "Connectivity and error reporting", turn off the following settings for security reasons:
    • Automatically connect to suggested hotspots.
    • Automatically connect to networks shared by your contacts.
  13. Click Next and let the installation process continue.
  14. On the "Choose how you'll connect" screen, choose Join a domain and click Continue.
  15. Enter a name and password for this computer (not your IU passphrase) to set up an account. Click Next and let the computer finish processing.
  16. Once you have booted into Windows 10 and are viewing the desktop, be sure to adjust the time zone by right-clicking the clock in the system tray. Click Adjust date/time, and change the time zone to your local time zone.

For security reasons and to increase performance, then follow the steps in What should I do immediately after installing Windows?

For help, contact your campus Support Center.

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Last modified on 2017-10-09 15:49:46.

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