Windows 10: How to install Windows on brand new computer from installation media

  1.    25 Jan 2018 #1

    How to install Windows on brand new computer from installation media


    I just got a brand new Lenovo Y50 in the mail and it's currently running Windows 8.1 64-bit and I'm trying to upgrade it with the installation media but for some reason after it asks me to agree to the terms, decide whether I want to upgrade or do clean install, etc. it's making me go in circles and keeps saying "The computer started using the Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. (Do not select ICustom (advanced)I to perform an upgrade. ICustom (advanced)I installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings.)" while saying "Compatibility report" at the top, and it seems like I can only click "Close," the red x at the top right corner of the window (as well as most), and the back button. If anyone could help me figure out this issue I would highly appreciate it.
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  2.    25 Jan 2018 #2

    Hi, see
    Upgrade to Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    and follow the advice carefully.

    How exactly have you started your upgrade? Are you attempting to upgrade automatically, or have you downloaded Win 10 e.g. using the media creation tool?

    Note that if using a Win 10 installation medium you have downloaded (manual upgrade) e.g. using a bootable disk, you need to

    - boot to Win 8
    - log in
    - then run setup.exe from the installation medium to upgrade.


    - or you could try (a cleaner outcome):
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    if you wished.

    The official period for free upgrade is over, although some have still reported success, I believe.

    The tutorial section is very extensive and professional:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index Tutorials
    - feel free to search and browse it.

    Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    25 Jan 2018 #3

    With Windows 8.1 running, insert the Windows 10 USB flash drive and run setup.exe from it. It sounds like you are booting the computer from the flash drive and you don't want to do that. Leave the flash drive unplugged, boot the computer into Windows 8.1, then k plug in the flash drive.
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  4.    28 Jan 2018 #4

    I followed those instructions instead of loading it through BIOS and that seemed to have gotten it installed. Thanks!
    bluntc0ncussi0n said: View Post
    I just got a brand new Lenovo Y50 in the mail and it's currently running Windows 8.1 64-bit and I'm trying to upgrade it with the installation media but for some reason after it asks me to agree to the terms, decide whether I want to upgrade or do clean install, etc. it's making me go in circles and keeps saying "The computer started using the Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. (Do not select ICustom (advanced)I to perform an upgrade. ICustom (advanced)I installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings.)" while saying "Compatibility report" at the top, and it seems like I can only click "Close," the red x at the top right corner of the window (as well as most), and the back button. If anyone could help me figure out this issue I would highly appreciate it.
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  5.    28 Jan 2018 #5

    Good- now the learning curve begins if you're new to win 10. I'd be interested to know if it activated automatically (license).

    Highly recommended- before you do any tweaking , changes or installation, create your first disk image using a 3rd party program such as Macrium Reflect (free). If your PC becomes unbootable, you have an uncorrectable problem, ransomware, virus, make a bad mistake... your disk fails.. having a regularly updated disk image of Windows and any data partitions or disks means you have a good chance of recovering quickly and without technical help.

    All regular contributors here use and recommend this- e.g. Macrium Relect (free) + external disk for image storage. Ver well supported but the GUI is a bit geeky. There are friendlier alternatives, though Macrium is the most robust.
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  6.    28 Jan 2018 #6

    I actually prefer the interface over the Windows 8 interface so I think I'll be good.
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  7.    28 Jan 2018 #7

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  8.    28 Jan 2018 #8

    I'm not sure what happened there, but like I said thanks for the solution to installing Windows.
    bluntc0ncussi0n said: View Post



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       28 Jan 2018 #9

    bluntc0ncussi0n said: View Post
    I'm not sure what happened there, but like I said thanks for the solution to installing Windows.
    Kinda looks like the imprint of yer forehead, Blunt! You sure you didn't doze off? Click image for larger version. 

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