Many like to clean install Windows 10 on their laptops to format the old partition and have a new installation of the operating system. There is no need to know or get a product key to reinstall or clean install Windows 10. BIOS of HP laptops of these days will complete the last step of completing the installation. We can assure you that following our guide, there will be no problems with the drivers and software. We performed the procedure on our two HP x360 convertibles without the need of purchasing any software or hardware. Our only need is a blank USB drive (pen drive) with a capacity of not less than 32GB. Thumb drives with a capacity of 8GB or 16GB also will work but it is safer to have a larger drive.
HP ships with Windows 10 Home, Single User, Single Language, 64 Bit Operating System in English (US) language. You need to make sure that the Windows 10 ISO you are going to download completely matches with what was supplied by HP. You can use various tools on your computer, such as launch Run program, type “winver” and hit a return key. A wrong version of Windows 10 (such as Windows 10 Pro) will not get activated. You need the AC mains plug to be connected to the laptop to safely do the job. You can backup the FileRepository folder from here :
How to Download Windows 10 ISO From Microsoft’s Website?
Most of us are used handling the ISO files. Browse this webpage from your Android device to download the Windows 10 ISO from :
You need Rufus to create a Windows 10 UEFI boot media :
Write the ISO on a USB drive. Microsoft offers “Media Creation Tool” on their ISO download webpage to perform the above two steps as one step. Downloading Microsoft Windows 10 is slower via “Media Creation Tool” from many parts of the world. Also, many of the advanced users want the direct ISO download from the server.
Prepare the BIOS of HP Laptop to Boot From USB
When everything will be ready, shut down the laptop. After powering on, you’ll press f10 (I continuously hit) to enter the BIOS. Navigate to the boot priority option and make the USB media booting as the first option. Turn off the “secure boot” option. Save the settings and reboot with the pen drive plugged in. HP’s BIOS will ask to type some number (they will provide on the screen) after a restart. This is a kind of security check.
Just follow the wizard, you will land to a step where you’ll get the list of hard drive partitions. Identify your present partition of Windows installation, format it and continue. The setup will progress by 50% and then will want to restart.
When it will restart, press f10 to enter the BIOS. Navigate to the boot priority option and make the hard drive booting as the first option. Do not change the “secure boot” option. Save the settings and the system will reboot. You’ll see that HP’s BIOS will take control of completing the installation. Complete the setup as the wizard will direct you.
After booting inside Windows, make sure that Windows 10 is activated and the license is against your name or email. If the system fails to activate Windows 10, ask on HP or Microsoft’s forum. You can refer our webpage to them.
Install the Drivers From HP
Install HP Support Assistant. On HP’s driver/software webpage, you’ll get a web-based function to detect your laptop’s model, serial number to list all the required software and drivers your model needs. It is easy, convenient and secure.
Install Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016
HP & Dell usually ship with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016. My Hotmail email account had my Dell Inspiron’s Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 on their record (with download option and serial number). I used that download option and Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 got installed and activated. I can not give you an easy way to get Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 outside contacting the support of Microsoft with the invoice/bill, model details, situation etc. Microsoft’s support will give you a link and a serial number of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016.Tagged With https://thecustomizewindows com/2020/07/how-to-clean-install-windows-10-on-hp-x360-laptop/ , clean install windows hp x360 , how install windows on old laptop , can you install windows 32 bits on hp stream x360 , clean install hp compaq 6830 , clean install windows 10 pro HP , windows 10 imagefile hp stream x360 , clean windows install on hp laptop , download hp drivers , how to clear laptop windows 10