How to install and update Windows 10&11 on mini PC’s

Last updated: 5 July 2022
Estimated reading time: 3 min

This guide will explain how to install Windows 10/11 on your Mini PC, we will also go over AMD and Intel driver installations.

What you will need:

How to install Windows 10

Step 1

Go on rufus.com and download and install rufus from it.

Rufus website

Step 2

Go to the site and download Windows ISO. Download from here

Step 3

When the ISO is downloaded, connect the memory stick and open rufus. Please ensure your memory stick is the right one by checking the Device drop down menu.

On the Boot selection drop down menu ensue that ISO is selected should appear as Disk or ISO image. Click select and navigate to the ISO image downloaded earlier

Double check that you have selected the correct device. Then click start a message will appear, just click Ok to start.

rufus device properties
rufus device properties

The memory stick will now be written onto, this process will take several minutes so just be patient.

Step 4

Eject the USB stick and plug it into your mini pc

Step 5

Insert the USB stick into the port in your PC. Press escape and delete on your keyboard as soon as you turn the pc on to open the BIOS menu Pick partition 1 and press enter to get to the windows setup menu.

BIOS startup

Step 6

When you get to Windows setup, change the language to whatever you desire. Then click install now. If you have already used your mini pc select the option that states you already have a key. If not, enter your product code in the text bar.

windows region

Chose your operating system, if you are unsure, just select Windows 10 home. When you confirm this, choose custom install when it comes up.

operating system

After that click all the partitions  and delete them till you have a last drive named Drive 0 Unallocated Space. After click on new then click on apply which will format it.

install location

When you are done click next Windows will now proceed to install and set up. This will take several minutes. It will either switch off or boot up to the original windows setup it will then take a few minutes to load it may reboot again once or twice

installing windows

Step 7

Pick your region. Then keyboard layout, you can optionally choose a Wi-Fi point to connect to. Create your profile and name your PC and create a password .

region keyboard layout profile and password

Updating Windows 10

In this segment you will learn how to update your Windows.

Make sure you’re connected to the internet. Press the Windows button, then settings then click update and security, then click check for updates. Click on updates and then Window will download and install all updates, let it download everything. You may also need to restart your pc and check for anymore updates.

update section windows settings

How to install windows 11

Here you will find out how to install Windows 11.

Windows 11 assistant site

Step 1

You will need a USB Stick and Windows media creation tool go to create windows 11 installation media on this site (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows11?)

Go to download then click the application and when it starts you can select the language u want then press next when it asks you what media you want to use. You can select the USB flash drive option please ensure you use the correct one once its finished installing, remove the USB stick.

Step 2

Plug the USB into your mini pc, switch it on then press either escape or delete while its starting.  On the Boot selection menu ensure that the right part is highlighted at the save and exit option of the BIOS menu.

BIOS startup

Step 3

Pick partition 1 and press enter to get to the Windows setup menu. Choose your region. Then keyboard layout, then you will need to connect to an internet source. Then make a username and then make or sign into your Microsoft account.

Username password

Make sure you choose your operating system here.

operating system

After, make sure you install all of those Windows updates and once you have done that, the process is complete!

Updating Windows 11

Updating Windows 11 is the same as updating Windows 10. Make sure you’re connected to the internet. Press the Windows button , then settings then click update and security, then click check for updates. Click on updates and then Windows will download and install all updates, let it download everything. You may also need to restart your pc and check for anymore updates.

windows 11 update

Updating AMD drivers

In this part you will understand how to update your AMD drivers.

Got to www.amd.com/en/support , then click auto detect and install for windows 10/11.

AMD drivers and support

Open the file then follow the prompts to install it. Then install everything it recommends give it some time to install everything it needs to. Once it has finished reboot your PC.

AMD install

How to install Intel drivers

In this section you will learn how to install Intel drivers.

intel driver assistant

Step 1

Open up your browser and go to Intel® Driver & Support Assistant and click the download now button, proceed to follow all of the prompts to to begin the install. After the Install you will need to restart your mini PC.

install driver assistant

Step 2

After you start up your PC open your Windows search bar and open the Intel driver and support assistant from there the website will then check for any software updates available, Press download all.

windows search

Step 3

After the download, the assistant will then install all of the software required to have your drivers up to date. When that is all finished your mini PC will then restart again, once that it done you are finished!

download all

We hope this guide has served its purpose in helping you to learn how to install everything you need for your mini PC! We stock a range of mini PCs, if you want to take a look click here.

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