- Shorten boot time
- Install and set up apps
- Check hardware health
- Enhance your new Win 8
A few more clicks and you’ll be in the new world of Windows 8. When asked how you want to install Windows 8, we recommend you choose, “Install later by creating Media”. You’ll then be asked which media to use. Here, we recommend you go with an ISO file (later, you’ll burn this to the DVD.)
Save the ISO file. Once you click save, the ISO download will begin. Now you’re really cooking. After the file is downloaded, insert a recordable DVD into your disc drive, and go to the location where you saved the download. Right click on the .iso file you downloaded, and then click “Burn disc image.” Check the “Verify disc after burning” check box and click "Burn".
Check the “Verify disc after burning” check box and click Burn. It may take a few minutes until the burn is completed.
It may take a few minutes until the burn is completed. Time to make a cup of coffee (or bake a cake.)
To start the installation, put the disc containing the Windows 8 image into your computer drive. You’ll be prompted to enter the product key you wrote down earlier. On the next screen, we recommend selecting “get updates” to ensure you’re getting the latest version of Windows 8.
You’ll need to enter the product key again and click “Next”. Aren’t you glad you wrote it down?
Read the License Terms, check the “I accept” box, and press “Next”. We know this part can be boring and you'll be tempted to just accept it without reading. Most people probably skip it. But we checked with our lawyers and they told us we must tell you to read it, so please do. Thanks.
Now it’s time to choose what to keep. Make your selection, and then on the next screen click “Install”. This will also take a while - time for those M&Ms (or whichever candy you chose.)