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Q: medai creation tool


i have a windows 7 pro licensed and i pruchased windows 10 pro and i want to upgrade.
can i use media creation tool to upgrade? will the tool download for me windows 10 pro? or i will face problems in that

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Preferred Solution: medai creation tool

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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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Finally got it downloaded on a flash drive. Now do I have to format my hard drive or just delete all partitions before I install the new windows 10 ??

A:win 10 creation tool

Did you download the creation tool to a flash drive or did you use the creation tool on a computer to make the flash drive a bootable device with the Windows installer on it?

If you created a bootable installer flash drive, you should be able to boot from it and have the option to format the hard drive, losing all current data on the hard drive, and do a clean install of Windows.

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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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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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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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I've been using imgburn. Seems ok, but everytime I download it I have to be very careful not to download or install other junk.

Is there anything better out there? It doesn't have to be free, but I want something simple, with a small footprint, and no malware, foistware etc.

I could be wrong, but I thought that Windows XP created ISO as an interim step when copying CDs or DVDs...

If there were something that allowed editing ISOs, I would definitely pay for that.

A:ISO creation tool--anything better than imgburn?

There are several, PowerIso, MagicIso, UltraIso, Gburner .....

Just google the names and take your pick

I think most of them offer to install something - just uny=tick it.

That is because you typically download the free version ( they have to pay for that somehow) , then unlock the pro features with a key.

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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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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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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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I have just upgraded to a free win 10 system from win 7. When I try to back up win 10 it says "not enough space on the drive". I have a separate 500gb drive installed for backup, and it has the last backup of win 7. I am afraid to delete it in case I need to go back. If win 10 crashes can I use the downloaded windows media creation tool to repair win 10?

A:will media creation tool repair win 10

Can't you backup Win 10 to the other drive where you have plenty of space?

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A iso download. It will work for either Home or Pro. After asking what language you want it will give you the 32bit or 64bit option.
Edit: This link courtesy of this post at Wilderssecurity. You still need to do an upgrade first.

A:For everybody that has trouble with the Media Creation tool

Some users cannot even launch the Media Creation Tool. It either doesn't open, or when they pick either option, it loads for a few seconds and closes.

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Hope someone can help here. More Windows 10 s**t that is driving me mad!

D/loaded the media creation tool hoping to put Win 10 on a USB to repair my daughters Win 10 installation on an ASUS eeePC (no optical drive).

Running the tool on a Win 7 Home pc (64-bit)

Despite the pc both offering to scan the USB stick for viruses (through Kaspersky) and Windows itself offering to open the USB folder, the Media Creation Tool says it can't find a USB flash drive(!)

Doesn't matter if I put the flash drive in other USB sockets (tried three in total), it doesn't matter whether the flash drive is inserted into the pc before launching the Media Ceation Tool or after - still says it can't find the flash drive!

When I ran the Media Creation Tool on another machine (a Win 7 laptop) it recognises that there is a USB flash drive, it goes through the long, long process of downloading the Win 10 image (which took more than an hour), it says it is then creating the media and then (after 30 mins or so) reports that there is a fault and it can't complete the job.

I have an elderly 32-bit desktop machine which is still running Vista (no, don't laugh, I inherited it). I tried running the Media Creation Tool and got a message saying that it was incompatible (is the Media Creation Tool 64-bit??). Message was "MediaCreationTool.exe is not a valid Win32 application."

Looked at the Micro$oft site and couldn't find a 32-bit version of the Media Creation Tool. There are sites on the w... Read more

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I download the Windows image twice via the media creation tool. The file sizes though same, had different hashes(SHA1). If the images are identical, why the different hashes. Needless to say, the hashes don't obviously match with their MSDN counterpart.
Why is this happening?

A:Problem with the Media creation tool

The hashes won't match because the date modified for the install.esd file contained within the iso changes to the date/time the file was downloaded by the MCT.

Same file size because the date/time occupies the same number of bytes. Different hash sum because those bytes are different.

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Yesterday, when i was about to shutdown my computer(win 10) it showed me update and shutdown. But, my internet connection and power was out. So i shutdown my pc using the ups power off. From then my windows media creator tool isn't working. I've updated
win 10 but no luck. It shows this error code 0x80072F76 - 0x20017

plz help me out as i need an iso image for making a bootable usb. Thanks in advance

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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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Hello all,

I am trying to transition all of my machines to UEFI and I am trying to use Windows' media creation tool to build up a bootable USB drive to begin testing. I have an existing ISO and set of files for Windows 10 Enterprise but I can't seem to find the option for the creation tool to point to an ISO.

Is this not an option for the media creation tool?

Thank you!

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seeing forum, I tryed media creation tool, but it not effective because of french langage ..!
What abaout ?
Best regard

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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...


A:Problems with Media Creation Tool

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

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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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Good day all,

Sorry if this has been answered before. Here are my questions:

1. When I use the Media Creation Tool from the official Microsoft link (https://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/soft...5-8e96988880a4) will it download the Windows 10 ISO that includes the Anniversary Update or is that ISO file not uploaded on the Microsoft website yet?

2. I am using Windows 8.1 Pro x64 at the moment. However, for some reason, when I have to select in the Media Creation Tool the version of Windows 10 that I want to create an ISO file of, there are only the options: Windows 10, Windows 10 N and Windows 10 Single Language Pack. I recall that I was able to choose Windows 10 Pro a while ago, why is that option gone? Can't I install Windows 10 Pro anymore?

A:Two questions about the Media Creation Tool

Yes....it will/should have the latest complete version of windows 10.

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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?


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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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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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?


A:Media Creation Tool Question

use old stick to get the windows 10 latest version.

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Hi, I purchased an HP Pavilion ab516TX a few days ago. I just went through the instruction guide for the HP Recovery Media Creation Tool. The guide recommends that the recovery media be created soon after purchasing your laptop. The thing is, I have already partitioned the "C" Drive to create one more drive. I haven't touched the Recovery Drive ("D" Drive), though. Now, my question is this: Does the partitioning of the C Drive mean that I will not be able to create a recovery media? Or is it nothing to worry about? Please note that the guide only mentions that the "D" Drive should not be modified in any way; it says nothing about the "C" Drive. If the partitioning is a problem here, will it help to revert to the original disk configuration by simply merging this new drive with the "C" Drive?   I would be really grateful if anyone could suggest the recommeded course of action at this point, especially considering that the recovery media can be created only once.  Best wishes,Ashari PS: Here's the link to the instruction guide: http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c03481733. Note that this guide is meant for Windows 8 laptops. I couldn't find a similar guide for Windows 10. Is there a separate guide for Windows 10?

A:Can you use the HP Recovery Media Creation Tool after the C ...

Ashari If you DID create recovery media using the HP tool, and if you DID use it, and it worked -- the first thing it does is completely reformat your hard drive, restoring the parition layout to the original scheme.  This would basically erase everything you have done. If you want recovery media for the current state of the PC, I recommend a third-party product known as Macrium  Reflect. Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition.  This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.  Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry.  This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the ex... Read more

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I created a USB drive of Win 10 from the Media Creation tool, yesterday. All the files had a 2015 date on them and I "assumed" it was an old version. I then downloaded the ISO version and and created the USB drive with Rufus and it is the 1607 version.

A:Win 10 from Media Creation Tool is old version?

I downloaded Win 10 media creation tool to do a in-place repair/upgrade due to the original AUpdate making the laptop slow, it didn't fail saying it was an old version & the USB install drive created with same tool gave me the latest version of Win 10.

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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

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I have win7 ultimate on this machine and I try download win10 but can't via usb,I've tried dl straight onto this pc also....but then it hangs up on getting the last updates,please help the external HDD is a 500gb SSD runing fat32

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It no longer has 'pro' edition as an option so I assume it will automatically detect I already have W10 pro (I'm doing a clean install) but if I just choose W10 and not the N version (I know UK users are supposed to) will it cause problems somehow?

Also is it true If the OS partition has less space does it mean the system could slow down?
Is it better to have a separate partition for OS maybe 100GB which I also install games and apps to or should it be much smaller and just be for OS? If so what is a good size? Thanks

A:windows 10 creation tool, Do I have to pick N edition?

RE : It no longer has 'pro' edition as an option so I assume it will automatically detect I already have W10 pro ....

Yes. Your assumption is correct.

RE : if I just choose W10 and not the N version (I know UK users are supposed to) will it cause problems somehow?

No. UK users are NOT obligated to choose the N version. N version comes to being at the result of the lawsuit against Microsoft for anti-trust law or something like that.
If you Win 10 Pro is NOT a N version, then don't choose N version. European countries have the N version, but that does not mean you have to choose it.
You stick to the version your computer is now running and there will be NO problems.

I won't answer the rest of your questions because I don't have enough knowledge to do so.

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Hello. I want to create Windows 8.1 installation image. I have Windows 8 OEM license. From what I've read so far, I understand that the 8.1 image I create using this tool will work with my 8 key. Am I right?

But I'm not sure about versions, the tool allows various options, like: Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 N, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro N, Windows 8.1 Single Language. I think my version is just Windows 8. If I create Windows 8.1 Pro image, will it work with my key? Also I don't know whether my version is N or not, and whether it matters.

A:Media creation tool - will 8.1 Pro image work with 8 key?

The difference is the 'pro' part.

You have windows 8 OEM license and can only upgrade with the same license to windows 8.1.

This means, if you try to install windows 8.1 pro, your key will not work.

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I have found links that point to it but when I go to download the tool "create media" it's gone.
I have a client with a failing hard disk that doesn't have install media.  It keeps crashing while I try and create a system image to a USB hard drive.
Suggestions for a reinstall method?

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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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When you use the "Create Installation Media for Windows 8.1" from Microsoft, a "*.TEMP" is downloaded in background.

This "*.TEMP" File is converted into "WINPAYLOAD.ESD" and right after the decryption process it is renamed "WINPAYLOAD.ESD.DECRYPT" This is the decrypted windows installation package..

"WINPAYLOAD.ESD.DECRYPT" will be found in the following location

"C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp\%random alphanumeric%\MediaCreationToolExpanded\WindowsInstallationMediaCreationTool\Download" Folder

Note: To view the AppData folder, you must first go into control panel, folder options, view tab, and select show hidden files, folders, and drives

You must copy the "WINPAYLOAD.ESD.DECRYPT" as soon as you see it, to your desktop, as this file will be deleted during the media tools media creation process

So now we can make an ISO consisting of an install.wim file instead of an install.esd file

Following are the instructions to convert the WINPAYLOAD.ESD.DECRYPT to create an install.win ISO file instead of an install.esd ISO file

Step 1 > Download the CreateWIM_v8.1.zip (Note: I tweaked the esd-decrypt v3 script for this purpose)

Step 2 > Create a new temp folder > (e.g. C:\TEMP) Extract the zip file and then copy its contents to the "TEMP" folder

Step 3 > Copy/Move the downloaded WINPAYLOAD.ESD.DECRYPT file to the same "TEMP" folder. (e.g. C:\TEMP) Renam... Read more

A:Create An ISO with Install.wim Using Media Creation Tool


Thanks for this but I'm afraid CreateWin didn't work for me.

1st DISM failed ... couldn't find MediaMeta.xml in ISOFOLDER.

I added it & then restarted the script, which seemed to restart OK but then failed with access denied for everything that DISM was trying to copy/process.

Eventually the script ended, although it didn't create any ISO and yes, I was running the script in a Admin Prompt.

Deleting what was left over was a PITA as well. Had to take ownership of everything in c:\temp.

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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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I want to upgrade my laptops using clean install so I used the Media Creation Tool but I only see 3 options:
Windows 10
Windows 10 Home Single Language
Windows 10 N.

Where is Pro?
I have Windows 10 Pro and there is no ISO for that. :S
Yesterday, I wanted to download "Windows 10 Home Single Language" for my friend to upgrade his laptop, but there was no option for that as well. And today, suddenly "Windows 10 Home Single Language" shows up.

What is even going on?
And what edition is that just "Windows 10"?

A:New Media Creation Tool doesn't have all editions?

Originally Posted by lolcocks

And what edition is that just "Windows 10"?

Home and Pro combined. Index 1 of install.esd in the sources folder will be Pro and index 2 of install.esd in the sources folder will be Home. I can show you the DISM /get-wiminfo commands to prove it, if you like.

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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 ?


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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Tengo el siguiente error...

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Acer laptop originally with Win 7 was successfully undated to Win10 64-bit system.  (Windows 10 is very good)
Laptop was dropped and disk drive was damaged
Removed a disk drive from old laptop running Vista and installed the drive in the Acer
Everything works in the ACER using Vista
Downloaded Media Creation Tool on my PC and transferred it to the Acer
When I try to run the Media Creation Tool I get a message that the Tool is not a valid 32 application.
What to do?

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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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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


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.

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


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
Under C:/

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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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My windows 10 machine fails to install the anniversary update and overall is a lot less stable from when the same machine was running Windows 7. Most of the time coming out of sleep mode fails where as on Win 7 I never had this issue.

Anyways I want to do a fresh installation but I want to install the latest version. Does the Media Creation tool ISO include the anniversary update? If not is there a disc floating around that does or a way to slipstream it in?

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In this thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-...ws-10-not.html I mentioned that I would stick with Windows 7. However, I went ahead and did the upgrade to Windows 10 . First with keeping all my files, but since I liked the Windows 10, I decided to delete the old Windows file.
While everything seems to be going well, there seem to be a lot of left over files and apps from Windows 7.
Would using the media creation tool get rid of those and do I need to go into the bios (scary for me) to boot from the ubs stick?

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So recently Windows 10 came out and I manually downloaded the Media Creation tool and started upgrading my PC BUT I had to turn it off and all of the data that it downloaded has taken up my small amount of space in my SSD (I only have 16 GB left) can someone please tell me where does this tool store all of it's data so I could delete it.

A:Where does Media Creation Tool store all of it's data?

Originally Posted by zablablukas

So recently Windows 10 came out and I manually downloaded the Media Creation tool and started upgrading my PC BUT I had to turn it off and all of the data that it downloaded has taken up my small amount of space in my SSD (I only have 16 GB left) can someone please tell me where does this tool store all of it's data so I could delete it.

It sounds as though you selected the Upgrade This PC option. I'm not certain where the tool puts the data, but it's probably in a Temp folder (your's, Window's, Component Based Servicing's, Distribution downloads) or in a hidden $BT folder on C:\ - I really don't know ... it's a brand new tool. Some other member that has done this process will be of more help finding the data.

Regardless of where the data is stored, you need it to do the upgrade. I downloaded the ISO which is about 3.2 GB. If you decide to try again, that option asks you where you want to save the ISO. That way, you can put it on another drive and run the upgrade from it.

After downloading, the Media Creation tool presents burn to disc or flash drive. Go ahead and put the ISO to external media (disc or flash drive).

DO NOT boot to the media you just created. Instead, open the location (disc or flash drive) in File Explorer and double click setup from within Win7 or Win8.

The only way Win10 will activate is if you do the upgrade (install from within windows). I've tried almost everything I can think of... Read more

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I'd like to know if these ISOs can be already downloaded.


A:Are Redstone ISOs already available via Media Creation Tool?

The new anniversary ISO is available. Download the latest Media Creation Tool and check to see which version it will download by hovering over the executable. If you see this version, you are good to go!

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