Windows is an operating system that is free for consumers. It can be installed on any computer or motherboard, but is not included. Motherboards are designed by manufacturers to work with almost all versions of Windows and will only work correctly if the correct version is running; For example, if you try to use the Apple operating system (MacOS), a lot of motherboards are not compatible with it. Installing a different operating system can cause various problems such as no video playback, slow performance, etc.
Do motherboards come with Windows?
This is a very common question, “Is Windows pre-installed on the motherboard?”, so we’ll dig a little deeper into the answer, but in general you don’t really have to pay for an operating system.
This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on what you buy whether you buy each piece of hardware or buy a fully built desktop. If you buy a fully built desktop, it usually comes with the hardware your PC can work with, but doesn’t necessarily have a specific operating system installed on it, although a large majority do, or at least ask for an extra one. fee to install the operating system for you.
If you buy part by part, you also have to buy the operating system. As far as we know there are no motherboard manufacturers that have windows with the boards.
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Are New Processors Coming With Windows?
No, just like the motherboards, they don’t come with Windows, you have to buy it separately and install it on your HDD/SSD.
How to buy Windows
Windows can be purchased at Microsoft directly or you can buy it through a third-party retailer like Amazon or most likely even at your local hardware store.
Alternatively, you can probably ask your local hardware store to install the operating system for you, as they usually offer this type of service.
How to install Windows
Windows must be installed on the HDD/SSD. To do this, you’ll need to have your Windows CD handy and plug it into one of the available DVD slots or, if you have your Windows on a USB, then into the USB slot. Then turn on your computer and wait for it to boot before following the instructions from there.
Follow these steps:
The first thing you’ll see is an installation screen with two big options: Install Now or Upgrade Now, so select what works best for you.
You will then be presented with a list of languages available for installation. Choose English if you use English as language, otherwise change accordingly.
Then you can choose between standard installation and custom installation; continue with typical unless you know exactly how much space to allocate, e.g. by installing some specific software or for whatever reason.
The next screen will ask which partition of your drive to install Windows on; this is usually C: (the system), so just click Next and then New Volume in Unallocated Space before clicking OK twice. This will create a new volume that is ready to install and cannot be removed unless formatted, so don’t worry about losing files here.
You will then be asked how much space you want to allocate for your volume; the default should be fine, so just click Next.
The next screen shows a summary of what’s going on and then asks if it makes sense – continue with Yes before restarting your computer.
Then all you have to do is wait while it installs.
It’s a very simple process.