Windows® Setup is the program that installs Windows or upgrades an existing Windows installation. These topics describe how Windows Setup works, the different ways to run Windows Setup, and how to review the Windows Setup log files.

This section also includes detailed information about configuration passes.

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Windows Setup Installation Process

Describes the detailed installation process for Windows Setup and the configuration options.

Methods for Running Windows Setup

Describes the installation options for Windows Setup, including attended and unattended installations.

Windows Setup Configuration Passes

Describes the configuration passes used to install and configure a Windows image.

Windows Setup Log Files

Describes the location of the Windows Setup log files and how to view Windows Setup performance events.

Windows Setup Cross-Platform Deployment

Describes how to install Windows to a 64-bit computer from a 32-bit version of Windows PE.