How to Install Windows 8 on a new system

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How to Install Windows 8 on a new system

Description
The following is meant to give you a quick guide to installing Windows 8 on a new computer system.

Pre-requisites
[_] Windows 8 installation media and Product Key
[_] Optical drive for installation media
[_] System that matches or exceeds Windows 8 minimum requirements(Found on MS Windows 8 site.)[Search: windows 8 systems requirements]

Instructions
1.) Insert the Windows 8 Installation DVD

2.) Boot off of the DVD drive

3.) The first setup screen will ask you to select your languages, then click [Next]

4.) On the next screen click [Install Now]

5.) The next screen will ask you to enter your Product Key, do so an click [Next]

6.) You will now be presented with the License terms, read them completely, click "I accept the license terms", then click [Next]

7.) On the next screen click the "Custom" option if this is a new windows installation, then click [Next]

8.) Now select the drive you want to install to, and click [Next]

9.) Windows will now start copying installation files to your hard-drive

10.) After several minutes, 5-20, Windows 8 will be ready for you to personalize your colors, pick your color, and then add a PC name(this is the name that will be visible on your network.), then click [Next]

11.) You'll now be asked about your settings, you can select [Use express settings], or select [Customize] for the following options:

11.a.) Select the appropriate file\device sharing as needed for your network, [Next]

11.b.) Enable the Update settings you want, by default windows assumes you want all updates, click [Next]

11.c.) Now decide what info you want MS to know about you, by default these settings should be off. click [Next]

11.d.) Now select how to solve Problems, and what info you wish to share with Apps, click [Next]

11.e.) You can setup an email address log-in if wanted, click [Next], if you don't want to use an email address, select "Sign in without a Microsoft account"

11.e.i.) Click [Local account] to create a standard local user account

11.e.ii.) Enter a username, password, and hint as needed, click [Finish]

12.) Windows will now finish your installation, pay attention to info MS gives you on how to use Windows 8 for the first time. Windows 8 is all about touch screens, but you can use a mouse.

13.) When setup is complete you should now be at your desktop

14.) Install drivers as required by your hardware, see your manufacturers instructions

Wrap-Up
Your base windows system should now be setup and functional. You'll want to reboot your system after installing any needed drivers and verify that everything works as expected.