Getting installed on Windows 10 is as easy as it's ever been, and despite (true) rumours flying around regarding Windows 10 being the last 'normal' version of Windows, it has and always will stay the same process.
Installing a new version
- Get the windows image (Go straight to step 4 if you have a shop bought disk)
Go to the Windows technet site and download the appropriate version of Windows 10. You will need to enter your purchased product key.
- Download a USB imager
Search and download Rufus USB imaging tool. Run this.
- Load up the image onto your USB
Click the dropdown at the top and select your USB. Then click the second dropdown and select ISO image option. Finally, click the picture next to the dropdown and find your ISO file. Select it then click 'Start'. When this has done, eject your USB.
Turn your laptop off and back on. Watch very closely for any text that pops up saying 'Press to enter Boot menu'. When you see this, make a mental note of the button name and find it on your keyboard. Then insert your installation media and restart again, and when the text pops up, press the button. If all goes well, you should have the option to run the installation media. Once that's happened, just follow the on screen prompts to install Windows 10.
Downloading the iso
Follow step 1 in the above guide
Mount the ISO file
Right click this file and click the 'Mount' option
Run the installer
Go to 'This PC' and open up the Disc Image (should show up as a disk). Then run the 'setup.exe' file in there. Finally, just follow the on screen prompts. This needs admin rights, and takes a while, but once this has happened, all your files will be right where they were before, it'll just be Windows 10!