Microsoft Roll out Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 with lots of new features such as you Phone app, Search preview, Cloud powered clipboard history, Dark them File explorer, huge improvements on edge browser and more. And this is a Free Upgrade means if you are already running Windows 10 latest version (1803) and machine connected to Microsoft server then your machine automatically download and upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809. Also, you can manually upgrade to October 2018 Update using official windows 10 upgrade Assistant or media Creation Tool. But if are Still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and looking for Switch to windows 10? Here complete guide How To download and perform Clean install windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1803.

Check Minimum System Requirement

Before performing clean Install windows 10 October 2018 Update first make sure your computer hardware meets the minimum system requirement to install windows 10. Here below are the minimum System Requirement to install windows 10.

  1. Processor:  1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
  2. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  3. Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
  4. Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  5. Display: 800×600

Backup Important data

Perform a clean install will erase all data from your System installation drive ( basically C: drive ). We strongly recommend Backup all your important data to an external drive.

Also Backup and note down the digital license of the software your using. Backup your current windows and Office license key.

Temporarily disconnect all other hard drives except the primary drive onto which you’ll install Windows. With the power turned off, simply disconnect all other external drives from their USB ports, except the flash drive or optical drive to be used during the installation process. This step will prevent the possibility of accidentally deleting any files or partitions from those drives when preparing the primary drive for the Windows installation.

Pre-Requirement for Windows 10 Installation

  • Windows 10 Installation Media / Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive
  • CD / DVD Drive / USB DVD ROM Drive

If you don’t have an Installation media you can download and use the Windows Media Creation Tool to Download and Create windows 10 installation media like DVD or Make your USB bootable.




Clean Install Windows 10 October 2018 Update

After check minimum system requirement and when you ready with Installation media now follow below steps to perform clean install windows 10. First Insert installation media or Connect your Bootable USB drive to Laptop or Desktop.

Access BIOS setup

Now Set your BIOS setting your computer to boot from a DVD or USB Drive. To do this Access the bios setting Restart the system while restart press F2, F12, Or del key ( depend on your system manufacturer, Most of the time Del key access the BIOS setup. ) to enter the Boot Options Setup.

Use the 4 arrow keys on your keyboard, navigate to the Boot tab and set CD/DVD or Removable Device to the first position and set it to be the first device to boot from.

change boot order on BIOS setup
change boot order on BIOS setup

After making the changes press F10 key to make save changes. Once you have done this, with your USB connected or media drive to your laptop/ desktop, restart the System. At start ask for “press any key to boot from installation media” press any key on keyboard your computer will boot from the installation media.

Windows 10 Installation Process

You will see the following screen. Choose the Language to install, the Time & Currency format and the Keyboard or Input method, and click on Next.

Choose the Language to install
Choose the Language to install

On next window click on Install Now.

install windows 10
install windows 10

Next, you should see the Windows product activation screen. If you do not have a Windows 10 product activation key, or if you have previously installed and activated Windows 10 and are reinstalling, then click below where it says “I don’t have a product key.” Otherwise, enter your Windows product key and then click Next.

Enter product key
Enter product key

(In some cases, especially if you are upgrading, you can use your valid product key from Windows 7 or 8.1 in place of a valid Windows 10 product key. We cannot guarantee this will work in every situation or indefinitely, but currently, this seems to still be a valid method of activating Windows 10 product installations. )

Now select the Windows 10 version you wish to install. For most users, this will, and is recommended to be Home version. Educational and other users should select according to the type of license identified on your product packaging or information. Then, click Next.

select windows edition
select windows edition

You will be presented with the License terms, Accept it and click on Next. Now select the type of installation you want. Do you want to upgrade your existing Windows installation and keep the files and settings, or do you want to Custom install Windows? Since we want to go in for fresh or clean install windows 10, select Custom Install.

select custom install
select custom install

Next, you will be asked the Partition where you want to install Windows 10. Select your partition carefully and click Next. If you did not create a partition earlier, this setup wizard also lets you create one now. After Create partitions select the drive you want to install windows click next.

create new partition while install windows 10
create new partition while install windows 10

If you get any error while creating partition check how to Fix ” we couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one “

Windows 10 installation will start. It will copy setup files, install features, install updates if any, and finally clean up the residual installation files. Once this is done, your PC will restart.

installing windows 10
installing windows 10

After the core installation files have finished installing, you will advance to the configuration portion of the installation and Cortana will make its introduction. Cortana is the Windows “digital agent” and is intended to help you get things done and make navigating the remainder of the Windows installation, and Windows in general, easier.

windows 10 clean installation cortana at welcome screen
windows 10 clean installation cortana at welcome screen



Select your region on next screen select keyboard layout and click Next again. The next window will ask you to sign in with your Microsoft account. What you do here is largely up to you, and you may choose to create a local account rather than creating one that attaches your Windows 10 installation and product activation to your Microsoft account. For most users, we suggest creating a new Microsoft account/ID if you don’t already currently have one. Or you can click on offline account option to create a local user account.

sign in with Microsoft account
sign in with Microsoft account

Now on next window asks if you want to attach a pin to your account. You may make your own decision either way. Then it will ask you about whether you want Windows to save and sync your information to the Onedrive cloud. select yes or no it’s your discussion but we recommend select No. Then on the next screen, you’ll need to make a determination as to whether you wish to enable Cortana or not.

make cortana your personal assistant
make cortana your personal assistant

Now on next screen select Privacy settings for your Device and click next.

choose privacy settings for your device
choose privacy settings for your device

That’s all wait while Windows sets up the remainder of your hardware and configures whatever final settings it needs to configure. And after wait a few minutes you will get the desktop screen. Congratulations you have successfully installed windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 on your Desktop/Laptop.

Clean Install Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809

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