How to install an operating system on your computer?

A computer is a tool for automatic data and information processing. To function, it needs an operating system. However, not everyone knows how to install it. It is therefore necessary to know the steps to correctly install a system on a computer.

Download the operating system

Before you can install an operating system on your computer, you must first download it. If you already have it, then you can skip to the next page. There are various operating systems available for download on the internet. There is an official free download site for each one. 

The operating systems available for computers are Windows, Mac OS, Unix and Linux. Apple computers use Mac OS. Servers use Linux and Unix. Other types of computers generally use Windows. However, you can install a Linux-like system on them. Before downloading, check whether your PC is running on an x64 or x32 processor. With an x64 processor, you can use a 32 or 64 bit system. If so, your computer will only work with 32-bit systems. 

Once you know which operating system you want to put on your computer, you can download it directly from the internet. You type its name in the search bar and the results appear. Generally, if you click on the first link that appears, you can retrieve the installation file for your system. If not, you continue your search until you get the right download file. Make sure you download it in the language of your choice.

Proceed with the installation

Once the download is complete, you will get a file that will allow you to install the system. This is a document usually with an ISO extension. You must then unzip it to obtain an executable file. Then you open it and carefully follow the instructions that will appear on your screen. Once the instructions are executed, your computer will automatically restart. When the reboot is complete, your system will already be installed. You must then fill in some information to complete the installation.

Another installation technique is to design a USB installation stick. You plug an empty USB stick with a storage capacity of at least 8 gigs into your computer. If it contains data, the process will delete all of it. Then use a bootable media creation software for the installation. When the process is finished, you restart your computer. During the boot process, you need to access the BIOS by holding down a special key that varies for each computer. If you have pressed the correct key, you will see your key appear on the screen. You will need to select it and follow the instructions that follow. The computer will then reboot to install the system. You must then finish the installation by providing further information.