How do I install an operating system on a new computer?

1. Connect the computer to a power source and turn it on.

2. Enter the BIOS. To do this, press certain key combinations when the computer first starts up. The key combination varies depending on the type of motherboard you have in your computer.
3. Configure the BIOS settings. Set the date and time and specify the boot order.
4. Insert the installation disc. Depending on your computer’s settings, it may automatically start the installation process. If not, restart the computer and press the proper key combination to enter the boot menu or BIOS. Select the optical drive as the startup device.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions. This may include selecting a language or formatting the hard drive.
6. Install any additional drivers as needed. These are typically provided with the operating system or on an accompanying disk.
7. Create a user account with an administrator password and set up other preferences.
8. Complete the installation. Restart the computer and remove the installation disc.
9. Update the operating system by running any necessary patch updates.