How to install the Microsoft Windows operating system

By the time the22H2 feature update arrives, the OS will look and feel quite different to the version that shipped at launch. Of course, the other option is toinstall Windows from a USB. This is preferable if you want to reinstall Windows 10 on multiple devices, click this as it’ll only need to be downloaded once.

  • Information on tools for unpacking archive filesprovided on is available.
  • For example, you may want to install Windows 10 on your Mac or set up Windows 10 in a virtual machine application.
  • In that case, you’ll want it saved into a folder on your PC.
  • However, you can also access the feature through the “Advanced startup” options, making it ideal for performing a clean installation of Windows 10 when the computer has problems.

Go to the location where you wish to move user folders. Select “Folder” tab, check the folders you want to move. On the “Advanced network settings” page, scroll down to see the “More settings” section and then click the Advanced sharing settings option under it. Unfortunately Microsoft has not documented why some of the “Public” folder’s subfolders are hidden and what they are used for. The “Public” folder is indexed by Windows and its content is shown when performing searches, so that you can easily find what you have stored inside. Windows Vista made many changes to this folder.

Search different hard drive partitions for your files

On the next page, you can customize the Windows 10 installation settings. If you don’t want the defaults, clear the checkbox for “Use the recommended options for this PC” and then choose the language, edition, and architecture you want. Unless you’re re-installing Windows on this computer, choose to create installation media for another PC. From here, you can double-click setup.exe to launch the Windows 10 setup. This will replace your current Windows version with Windows 10. All the necessary files from the ISO will be copied to your computer, which will eventually restart to complete the installation.

The deleted key will take effect the next time you open Explorer. The above registry key isn’t the only one that can disable the Shared Documents folders in My Computer, there is another one that you can use. Do be aware that for XP Pro users this registry setting will render the “Remove Shared Documents from My Computer” setting in the Group Policy editor useless. This can be a nice thing to have for multiple users but if you’re the only user on the computer, these folders serve no real purpose. They simply get in the way sometimes and are just another place you can accidentally move your files to!

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

On external keyboards, you’ll find a dedicated PrtScn key located in the upper-right corner. The Win key typically resides on the lower-left, between the Control and Alternate keys. It sports the Windows logo, so it’s hard to miss. Once you capture a screenshot, the Snipping Tool interface expands to display your screenshot. You can perform light edits like using a pen or highlighter and erasing something.

However, this folder can be accessed by other computers on the same network, and it isn’t recommended that you share private files there. Actually it is there by default but that depends on the users themselves making that choice at first boot of their installation. Reason two maybe because of the application itself being out of date therefore isn’t going to save the files in the proper place which is less likely the case but it is possible. If you’re unsure of the difference between a public and a private folder, read this article. Both folders are used by Windows to store user files.

I have just bought the game mainly to play with my friends on his server. But whenever I try to connect to a server, it always pops up a message saying that “the minecraft servers are currently down”, but I can normally connect to his server on any other laptop… If anyone has a chance to check for this sound error, I’d greatly appreciate it. I wonder if I could be missing an updates codec or something… I recently installed a Win10 update a week or two ago and think it is related. I am capped at 60 FPS no matter what I try to do.