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Fresh ReInstall Windows 10 (Media Creation Tool & Refresh Window Tool)

Q: Fresh ReInstall Windows 10 (Media Creation Tool & Refresh Window Tool)

Hi,
Install windows 10 and confirm activation as suggested in forums. Downloaded Windows Media Creation Tool to create fresh reinstall. Ran it to create 64 bit ISO. Now using the ISO to reinstall windows 10. At 30% restore, it failed. I tried various recovery. Even did chkdsk on drive c with /r and also with /f. Same problem again - failure at about 30% restore.

Reading in forums, I discover Refresh Windows Tool(exe). Downloaded and ran it (tool) to download Windows 10.
What I dislike. No Pause or ability to use a download manager. When this download of about 3gb is done, where is it saved? How to use? Yea, automatic for I still have prior install files (programs, data folders,etc) which means nothing was done. Did restart hoping for a fresh reinstall - no changes. Thus I am posting in this forum with paragraph 1 (media tool) and Refresh tool (paragraph 2).

Went into BIOS startup and told it to use DVD (boot order priority), but instead window normal login was done and given. Thus, use window recovery within to execute the ISO.

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Preferred Solution: Fresh ReInstall Windows 10 (Media Creation Tool & Refresh Window Tool)

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I wanna upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10 using the Media Creation tool. It has opened without any problems, but after like 30 minutes, progress was still at 0%!!! Next, after I tried again, this message comes up. It's in the attached thumbnail below.

Need help please! Thank you.

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Hi guys,

A while back ago, I had downloaded and performed a clean install of Win10 using the MCT.
I performed the following command to check which version of Win10 is being installed and it only says the build number and not the version number which should be 1511. Thats what I want.

By performing a clean installation using the MCT, how can I check if it is installing version 1511?

Is there any other commands that I can perform to check from the INSTALL.ESD (from the ISO file) if the MCT is really version 1511?

Thanks

A:Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (MCT)?

In the search box next to Start > type winver > Enter.
That will show you what you have.

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Several months ago, I downloaded the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (MCT).
I created a bootable USB flash drive from this tool back around end of December or January.

Then I ran the following command as shown in the output of my print images here that the description is Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Also, the build is 10586.0 but I do not see version 1511 which means the November Update.
If it is the November Update, then why does it show as Created On 10/30/2015?
I marked those in Red as you can see.

What I am guessing here, that during the Windows 10 clean installation process, it does do Critical Updates, so I guess those Updates are updated to the November Update. But this happens during the installation process.

A:Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (MCT

You have the latest ISO available from Microsoft. Build 10586.0 is the November update base build with no cumulative updates applied. Install it and you will get version 1511 build 10586.0 and a cumulative update from Windows Update will bring it up to build 10586.104. If you downloaded the ISO today you would get exactly the same version/build.

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I am having error on the Media Creator Tool.
error: 0x80072F76-0X20017
I have turned off the anti-virus but the issue continues.
How to solve this?
I had a chat today with Microsoft support but it was not solved.

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So I have windows 7. x64. I'd like to upgrade my computer to windows 10, therefore I am reserved. Lets just say I would like to upgrade right now, therefore I tried the "Media Creation Tool" and for x64... Turns out, it said "Something Happened" with numbers below the heading, nothing really happened. My uncle also gave me a copy that did the exact same thing except both parts of the window said "Something Happened". Please help, ty

A:Reserved For Windows 10 And Tried Media Creation Tool

on the media tool you are using the
"upgrade this PC"

you could try the following
MS appears to be recommending the link on twitter


Quote:




1. Go into "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and delete everything in that folder.
2. Now, run the command prompt as an administrator. Type in "wuauclt.exe /updatenow".
3. Go to your Control Panel > Windows Update and your Windows 10 should start re-downloading from scratch, hopefully without flaws this time.
https://www.reddit.com/r/windows/com...ng_to_install/




Some sites also recommend emptying the recycle bin as well before running the Command Prompt

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...inkId=15931699

It will download the installation file approx 2,712.6 MB, although on another PC , it was 580Mb
See if you already hav the hidden files
$windows.~BT
$windows.~WS
Under C:/

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Tengo el siguiente error...
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/1150325

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This is the error I get everytime I try to install the windows 8.1 pro ISO to my computer. I cannot figure out why this is happening.

A:Windows Media Creation tool error? HELP.

Look at this post same issue

Windows Installation Media Creation Tool Help

Here too, tutorial..
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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If I use the Media Creation Tool for W10, where/how do I get the Product Key? Also, which W10 Version should I select? I am currently on Windows 8.1 64-bit. Thoughts/help appreciated

A:Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Questions

You need to up an upgrade with the media creation tool, once it has upgraded your system, it does some sort of system fingerprinting to the MSFT activation servers so it can recognize the PC, when you clean install you can just skip the key bits and it just activates.

The creation tool will detect which version you are entitled to.

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how do You install windows 10 ? from media creator tool ?
 

A:Install Windows 10 from Media Creation Tool?

@neon Post moved to new topic. Reason: Thread hijacking.

Run whilst using Windows 8.1 or 7.
 

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I am trying to create installation media for Windows 8.1 by using the Windows Installation Media Creation Tool found on the Windows website, but every time the download is complete, I get the same message:
"Preparation did not complete successfully
The download did not complete.

There is not enough space on the disk."
Now, on the website and before you begin the download, it states that the USB you're using should have at least 4 GB of free space, but the USB I am using is a 16 GB USB with absolutely nothing on it. Can someone please tell me what is wrong? Am I doing something wrong, or could there be something wrong with my USB, or just my computer in general?

Thank you for any help.

A:Windows Installation Media Creation Tool Help

Try just downloading the ISO then just extract(unzip) it to the USB, no media creation tool needed. It'll even be UEFI bootable. I've been using this technique while testing Win10 Tech Preview and it works just fine.

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I was recommended using the Windows Media Creation tool to instal a fresh Windows 10 on my old PC. It works fine initially but the downloading process has been running for 12 hours. does this sounds normal?
 

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My PC is running W-10 Pro.
The PC I'm going to upgrade runs "W-7 Home". As long as I specify that when selecting the version, I'm guessing I shouldn't have a problem??

I still have a problem in my mind that I can't use a download from a PC with a different Product Key to load on anotherPC from the old days.

A:Use the ISO created with Windows Media Creation tool on another PC

If you`re gonna update it by using windows update, you don`t have to choose anything, windows does it for you. It will be apgraded to Windows 10 Home.

If you plan to do a clean install after that, then yes you have to create a windows 10 Home installer.

You can use any PC you want to cretate the install media. As far as I know.

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Ok, so I downloaded the Media Creation Tool on my computer that's currently running W10 Pro RTM build. I opened the new MCT, and all I see is "Windows 10 64bit". Where is Windows 10 Pro?

I assumed that "Windows 10 64bit" included both Home and Pro, but after I did a clean install using a USB drive, it installed Windows 10 Home on my computer!

A:Windows 10 Professional isn't on the Media Creation Tool?

Try again, it is there

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Hello peeps,Ive had this problem where i would open the media creation tool,choose upgrade this PC and it would download,i left it to download and i looked and it was on 98% and i looked away for a bit looked back and i think it completed but it just shut down,no errors or messages telling me anything,so i started the tool again and it wants me to download it again,whats the problem?help please. Cam

A:Windows media creation tool problem

What is your intention with Media Creation Tool ?
Are you planning to install Windows 10 over your Windows 7 Home Premium ?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

Open the Media Creation Tool link again > scroll down to Download Tool now and click the button.
click Run > select Create installation media for another PC
That will start downloading the iso to your computer.
Make sure you know where the download is going to be saved to.

After that, you have several choices:
1. Burn the iso file to a bootable dvd or usb, and use it for a Clean Install.
2. Use the iso file itself and do an In-place Upgrade Install.( use Step #7 )

Whichever way you decide, make sure you create a Win 7 Home Premium installation disc, or a set of Recovery disks.
That will be you "Plan B" in case things go awry.

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Hi,
I can not download Windows 8.1 Media Creation tool from Official Microsoft Website. It says:

Server Error




404 - File or directory not found.

The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Please help me. Is there any other website that can let me download?
Thanks!

A:Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool Download

Hello LaughableH,

You should be able to also download a Windows 8.1 ISO file using one of the other options in the tutorial below instead if you like.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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Good day,

I have a small ssd for c drive. So trying o download the iso from windows 10 states that there is not enoughp space on c drive. I have moved the windows temp folder and the tmp, temp variables to another drive. All apps work with the new locations of the temp folder. But only media creation too does not. This version does not ask where to save the iso.

I need to download the Both option, 32 & 64bit in one iso

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Hi everyone Im new to this site. I been trying to download windows 10 via windows update but it's not appearing in my windows update. I tried windows update fixit multiple times and still nothing. My real question is if I decide to upgrade my windows 7 to 10 how would I go about that. I read on google that microsoft released a creation tool to help with the process. But I upgraded my windows 7 home to windows 7 ultimate via a "Anytime Upgrade Key" that I purchased. I read on google that if you use the media creation tool to upgrade you need to enter a product key. I have the product key for my windows 7 home version. Its the little sticker underneath my laptop. BUT I used a anytime upgrade on my laptop to upgrade from Win7 Home, to Win7 Ultimate. How would I proceed with upgrading to 10. I wanna upgrade to 10 not right now but probably by the fall when the new UI drops for XBOX ONE. O yea for people wondering I do have the Win10 Icon saying its reserved but besides that I don't know. Would I still use the little sticker underneath my laptop to proceed with the upgrade (I prefer upgrade vs clean install, I fear that I wouldn't be able to get all my drivers again).
Sticker underneath is for HOME. I upgraded to ultimate via anytime upgrade key. Does that make the sticker underneath invalid. Thanks

A:I have a question about the media creation tool for Windows 10?

I found what was causing a problem. Microsoft sercurity essetials there most recent update kept failing( IDK why) so I uninstalled it. Went to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download deleted the contents. I did the CMD prompt. Now I'm supposedly downloading the install files. I just want to have them so I can upgrade when I'm ready. So far its at 30% downloaded. Will keep posted. I hate technology when it acts up its so annoying. Hopefully it works

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How long does it take to check for updates on the Media Creation tool for Windows 10?

I am upgrading from 7. This same computer has been having issues with Windows Update and Internet Explorer.

Can someone please assist me with this?

A:Windows 10 Upgrade through Media Creation Tool

In my experience sometimes it goes right through, sometimes it might take 1/2 hour.

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Hello everyone,
I just got my SSD for my PC and i want to install a fresh windows 8.1 pro on it. However when i try to download the creation tool Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help it tells me that the file(mediacreationtool.exe) is missing from the web server (404 - File or directory not found.). Where can i get the file so i can create my media ?
Thank you in advance!

A:Windows media creation tool missing

Verified page load error

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Hello

Currently I installed Windows 10 Pro build 10586.0 from my USB flash drive created from the Media Creation Tool (MCT).
My question is, I noticed that Microsoft has recently updated the MCT to the latest build.

Before I decide to put this latest build onto my USB flash drive using the MCT, do I need to reformat my USB or will the MCT do the whole process for me by overwriting all the current Win 10 boot and setup files that were on my USB?

So right now, I have all the Windows 10 bootable files created from the MCT, but the build that I have on there now is 10586.0.

So if I decide to create another Win 10 bootable USB using the MCT (Build 10586.36 or higher), will the MCT do all the reformatting automatically or do I need to manually reformat my USB myself before running the MCT?

A:Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (MCT) on a USB Flash stick?

Why all that hard work ?
Windows Update will give you the cumulative updates which will update your version to 10586.63.
That's how we got ours updated.
I believe the KB # is KB3124263.

Please read this........Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 KB3124263 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have found this problem on other forums but unfortunately they were unable to solve it as well. The media tool is supposed to create a bootable usb with which can install windows 10. I need to make one in order to reinstall my OS as I'm going to be formatting it. I have 6 different usb drives, all tested and in working order. When using the tool it is unable to detect any of them. As I said before I found this same problem on other forums and they proposed that the brand of usb was the cause and to try a brand like Toshiba. Well, a Toshiba usb drive I ordered a couple of weeks ago arrived in the mail today. I popped it in and still the tool could not detect it. Now, I'm left without options wondering why a program made by Microsoft of all places, seems to just be not working. If anyone has this problem or had it and figured it out, please help me out and tell me what you did. Thanks!
 

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A few days ago I dwnloaded the media creation tool. the download was aroung 3Gb and took 3 HRS.
I wanted to burn it to a CD but there was no button labeled burn or anything like it. Then the program just closed.
 
I think the download is still on my computer but how can I find It? and maybe run it again. I'm wondering if it would fit on just one DVD disk. Or could I just format the factory partition, which is 10.2 GB and then put it there?

A:Windows 10 media creation tool doesnot finish

what exactly are you trying to accomplish?
 
make a bootable recovery disc?

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Hey i was making a windows 10 bootable flash drive using windows media creation tool. It was going fine until 75% after which it litterely aint using any network and going up by 1% really slowly ... Please help me out

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To those who plan to use the Media Creation Tool to download the Windows 10 ISO file, it will no longer allow you to download and install 10586(the Threshold 2 version).
It will only allow you to download and install 10240(the RTM version).
Once 10240 is installed, you then obtain 10586 via Windows update.
You can read more about it here:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/micr...0-threshold-2-iso-download-links-496525.shtml
http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-explains-disappearance-of-the-windows-10-november-update

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A:Media Creation Tool Change Made For Windows 10

Yep, also added to the tech news thread
Question is why ?
Quite a few reports of issues with the update
Also that home users were getting the Pro version
And that MS does not want to allow the W7/8/8.1 key to be entered to update
 

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The MediaCreationTool1903.exe tool for the May 2019 "Version 1903" release of Windows 10 is now available and can be downloaded from here:
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_10.html

If you try to use it now, it will access and download "Version 1809" from the Microsoft servers, so you need to wait until "Version 1903" is released.

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The new Media Creation Tool has been released!

It will allow you to download the ISO file for the Windows 10 "anniversary update" so you can create a bootable DVD or bootable USB thumb drive.

The tool and the Windows 10 version that it downloads is 10.0.14393.0.


After you download and save the tool, close all open windows first, then run the tool.

Follow the directions from there.

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A:Windows 10 Media Creation Tool 10.0.14393.0 Released!

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Are the files the same when using the Media Creation tool immediate upgrade vs waiting for the Windows download notification? I am upgrading from Windows 7 Pro . Tks

A:Upgrade using media creation tool vs Windows Download notification

Yes, they are the same.

Some said there is less problematic using the MCT to install than using Windows Update.

I used both methods, one to each laptop. To me, there is no issue on either install.

I prefer to use MCT instead of WU because I have no patience to wait for my turn to install.

By the way, there are 2 sources to download and install Windows 10.

MCT
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

Tech Bench
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench

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2 problems... started when Windows 10 update stopped installing updates. Contacted Microsoft who took over and tried to fix the problem. They tried doing in-process update using the Media Media Creation Tool and that fails also. The latter stops after starting and shows 'There was a problem running this tool. We are not sure what happened but we're unable to run this software on your PC. Uninstalled Norton Security and tried many other things before they said... Need to erase everything and start over with a fresh install of WIndows10. This was a Windows 10 update from what originally was Windows 7 Pro. Even have valid new Key from Microsoft. Can't create ISO or burn to USB when using Media Creation Tool. Get random errors that are.... 0x800704DD-0x90016 or 0x800706D9-0x90016 or 0x8007043C-0x90016. As for Windows update. If I manually download the specific update and do a manual install, I can get all updates except two to install. The two updates that do not install are Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3135173) - Error 0x800706d9 and ecurity Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3135782) - Error 0x800706d9. (Seems many other users have problem trying to get these two updates installed also. Any advice or help is appreciated that might keep me from doing a complete reformat and reinstall of Windows 10.

A:Windows Update Not Working & Media Creation Tool Fails

Originally Posted by wings4kites


2 problems... started when Windows 10 update stopped installing updates. Contacted Microsoft who took over and tried to fix the problem. They tried doing in-process update using the Media Media Creation Tool and that fails also. The latter stops after starting and shows 'There was a problem running this tool. We are not sure what happened but we're unable to run this software on your PC. Uninstalled Norton Security and tried many other things before they said... Need to erase everything and start over with a fresh install of WIndows10. This was a Windows 10 update from what originally was Windows 7 Pro. Even have valid new Key from Microsoft. Can't create ISO or burn to USB when using Media Creation Tool. Get random errors that are.... 0x800704DD-0x90016 or 0x800706D9-0x90016 or 0x8007043C-0x90016. As for Windows update. If I manually download the specific update and do a manual install, I can get all updates except two to install. The two updates that do not install are Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3135173) - Error 0x800706d9 and ecurity Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3135782) - Error 0x800706d9. (Seems many other users have problem trying to get these two updates installed also. Any advice or help is appreciated that might keep me from doing a complete reformat and reinstall of Windows 10.



Hi wings4kites and... Read more

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I want to create a bootable USB drive to recover windows, but the media creation tool keeps giving me the anniversary update, any know how to get the 1511 update instead of the 1607?

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Hi all,

I occasionally get random force shutdown when using Windows 10 (en-gb x86). Now I encounter a program that makes force shutdown every times I using it. It is Media Creation Tool used to to download an iso image of Windows 10.

To be sure that it is not fault of RAM memory I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic and no errors was found.

Please give a hand,

menteith

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Hi all,

I have just received a new laptop, but it didn't come with a recovery partition so I am trying to create one myself.

The OS it's running is Windows 10 Home 64bit.

I have downloaded the Media Creation Tool in order to download the ISO files for the partition but the none in the selection of Windows 10s in the "Edition" drop down menu match mine.

This is the choice:

- Windows 10
- Windows 10 Home Single Language
- Windows 10 N

The selected edition when the "Use the recommended options for this PC" is ticked is "Windows 10".

None of them include "home" apart from the Single Language edition.

If my current OS is Windows 10 Home should I just select "Windows 10" from the menu?

I take it then I won't be asked to enter an activation key?

As you can probably tell I'm a newbie at this so I appreciate all your help and advice!

Mark

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Windows 10
(1709 RS3)
Media Creation Tool
"Fall Creators Update"
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Download Link:
You need to download both file.

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...-48C3-A25D-402F123676D3/MediaCreationTool.exe
and
http://download.microsoft.com/downl...-4487-83DF-4241D2EA79F7/products_20171005.cab

How To Use:
Rename file products_20171005.cab to --> products?cab,
put file products?cab in the same folder where the file MediaCreationTool.exe and run MediaCreationTool.exe /selfhost save boot ISO

Thanks for @november_ra1n​
 

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Greetings,

I usually resolve this type of issue via a Google search but I wasn't exactly sure how to phrase my question.

1. I have a Sandisk Ultra Fit thumb drive (recommend, by the by)
2. I had to reformat it as a bootable Windows Media Creation drive (so that I could install Windows on a laptop from it)
3. I now wish to restore the thumb drive back to 'normal' but in Windows there seems to be various format choices. I want the formatting that allows me to remove the drive from PC and plug into my TV (so that my TV can read the pictures, video, what have you)

And so what format should I reformat to is really my question? And if you know of a handy webpage that explains the process in Windows 10 please she URL and save yourself the bother of typing it out.

Thank you

A:Restore thumb drive from Windows Media Creation Tool to 'normal'

FAT32 and change the allocation size to default will be the most compatible

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The Media Tool went through the whole process but errored out with a message that says, "Can't run win10, Couldn't update system reserved partition". I am not sure what this is all about. Does anybody know what is going on here?

A:I used the Win 10 Media Creation Tool and...

Wouldhe2 Understand you're having problems updating your Win7 PC to Win10. I've done this several times and it's very risky with Win7 PCs, so I've written the following advice.  Based on your experience, you should pay particular attention to step2 -- System Reserved Resizing ... You need to think about how much work you want to commit to just to run Win10.  Seriously.  Older Win7 machine tend to come in two flavors when it comes to the Win10 upgrade -- really easy, and really hard.The really hard to upgrade PCs fall into two categories: (1) those that are upgradeable to Win10 and will work OK, (2) those that are not.HP laptops, especially the older Win7 machines, often came with two different graphics chips -- and Intel and then, either an AMD or Nvidia.  This was known as Switchable Graphics or Hybrid Graphics.  You ran using the Intel chip most of the time, but when you needed extra graphics power, like in Gaming, the PC automatically switched over to using the AMD or Nvidia graphics chip.Problem is, this requires special graphics drivers to work, and while those came preinstalled on the Win7 laptops, those drivers simply do not exist for Win10.  Those drivers are not available from Intel, AMD, or Nvidia.  A way to tell if your PC has two different graphics chips is to look in Device Manager under Display Adapters.  If there are two different adapters listed, one Intel and one AMD/Nividia, then you have this problem --... Read more

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windows 10 home 64bit 1607
Updated windows 7 home premium 64bit to windows 10 home. Then to windows 10 home 1607.
Is the media creation tool the same as 'create system image' in windows 10 home?
Can I make an iso installer? Can it be activated with the windows 7 home premium license?
Is create system image the only option to install the system if required?

Thank you.

A:iso media creation tool

A system image is created by 'Backup and Restore (Windows 7)'.
This is an image of your existing partition.
It can be used to restore your partition as was so you can hopefully recover from problems and even your own mistakes.
Better option: 3rd part disk imaging programs e.g. Macrium Reflect (free/commercial), Veeam Endpoint (free/commercial) etc.

MS's media creation tool downloads and creates sthg you can install Win 10 with or boot from and repair your PC (limited options) or do an in-place repair install, keeping all progs and data, most settings.
Installing Win 10 now means you either have already installed Win 10 and wish to reinstall it, or you have bought a license.

Feel free to search the net for more.

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I need to perform a clean reinstall of windows 8.1 But Media Creation tool for 8.1 is no longer available. Unable to create a restore image on the PC and windows 10 is not an option. Where can I get windows 8.l installation media image? OEM provided restore
media in a disk partition but PC was sold with windows 8 and upgrade to window 8.1 made restore partition unusable. Please tell Me how to get windows 8.1 installation media.

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Good Afternoon,
 I would like a bit more clarification on the above tool please..
 I am using windows 10, and it quickly gets out of date, if I do a rebuild, I have to go through all the updates again
 So does the media creation tool, also takes a copy of my licence, and also all the drivers for the laptop Please..

All the best and thank you from Alan

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Hi,

Does anyone know if the ISO downloads using Media Creation Tool will be updated as time goes on? That is to say, if I use the Media Creation Tool a few months down the road, will I get a diffferent ISO?
 

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The MediaCreationtool.exe sitting on the desktop has done its job of downloading so what to do with it?

Can it be moved and stored elsewhere?

Does it have any further use?

A:Media Creation Tool used -what to do with it now?

You can delete it; yes it can be moved; no, it no longer serves a purpose

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Hi guys, which is better, upgrading from Windows Update or via the "Upgrade Now" option in the Media Creation Tool released by Microsoft? Thanks

A:Windows Update or Media Creation Tool (Windows 10)

Best way is to create a ISO using the MCT then just mount it under Windows 8.1 and run setup.exe from the mounted ISO. Save the ISO in case you need it again or use Rufus to create a bootable UEFI/GPT flash drive you can use top reinstall or do a clean install at some point.

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Sadly,
My computer is slowly losing functionality and I have found out from diagnostics is because of Windows 10. Also it has been much more than 10 since the aggressive Windows 10 update. I have read forum after forum about trying to revert to 7 and they all talk
about using the Media Creation Tool. Now mind you I am no way a computer tech, and trying to search for this illusive item only leads to statements that blithely say "Use the Media Creation Tool to reinstall Windows 7." But no where does anyone say
Hmm these arent computer people so let me tell them where it is or how to get?
Will someone please help me out and explain where the media creation tool or how to get it. And the simple instructions for non-computer tech people how to use it to reinstall my windows 7 that  I have with its key code.

Thanks ever so much
Alan

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Hello everyone,
I know this topic was already discussed, but as I have tried all the options listed on the other thread and with no success whatsoever, I just thought to make a new clean one, as the last one became really messy in terms of understanding who tried what,
and what exactly worked.
As of now I am using Windows 10 Home edition, and I have everything up to date concerning Windows updates.
I will now relate how the process is going using Windows MediaCreationTool:
1. I start by formatting an USB device of 16g to FAT32
2. I then make sure to have Windows Defender disabled 
3. I make sure to delete $WINDOWS`~BT and $WINDOWS.~WS
4. I start the MediaCreationTool
5. I select the USB device to where I want to install my image
6. The MediaCreationTool goes in the Downloading Image phase which is completed with no problem
7. Now things go bad. After downloading, it moves to the creation phase where after everything goes fine up to 50%, I receive this error over and over again, no matter what I try from the internet, no matter what browser I use.... I now feel like I should seel
my soul to the Devil or something, and I am pretty sure that wont work either.... So any ideas what can I do? Because Windows apparently has no idea why their own software doesn't work....
The message is this and I quote it because apparently I cannot add images until my account is verified.... :
"There was a problem, running this tool
We\re not sure what happend, but we\re ... Read more

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Trying to setup Media Creation Tool...have used previously but now it will not 'install/setup' per attached jpg ?
What could I be doing wrong here... ?

Trying to do repair install of my Win 10 Pro 64bit system...

Thanks....TiminAz

A:Problems with Media Creation Tool

You can take a look here at TechNet:
Resolve Windows 10 upgrade errors

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I have a USB installation thumb drive that I created using the Media Creation Tool back in August 2015 to clean install on a new laptop.
I may have the time I need to upgrade my desktop and I am preparing everything I need for a clean install.

Will I need to create a new, updated USB installation stick to have all the most recent files and updates for installation of the latest build, or does it not matter and the old stick will work just the same?

TIA

A:Media Creation Tool Question

use old stick to get the windows 10 latest version.

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What exactly does it backup? It says I need 6 DVDs for backing up. Can't I use an extrenal hard disk?

A:What does HP Recovery Media Creation tool do?

hP Recovery Media is used to boot from and reinstall Windows and all original drivers/software-either on the current hard drive or a new one in the event of hard drive failure. It must be created on dvd or 32gb usb flash drive in order to be bootable.

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