Windows 10: Problem with resetting computer and Media Creation Tool question

Discus and support Problem with resetting computer and Media Creation Tool question in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, my question is: I can't reset my computer the conventional way, it says "An error has occurred, no changes were made.", so my question is: can I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Machenta, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Machenta Win User

    Problem with resetting computer and Media Creation Tool question


    Hi, my question is: I can't reset my computer the conventional way, it says "An error has occurred, no changes were made.", so my question is: can I use the media creation tool to reset my computer but keep my Windows 10 activation license? Or will I need a new one?


    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    Machenta, Mar 3, 2020
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  2. Media Creation Tool question


    Thanks Cerberus but Ive no problem downloading the Iso with the media creation tool. I don't think its the ISO that is the problem' I think the problem is when the Media Creation Tool is creating the bootable USB flash drive. So I think I can use the Media Creation Tool for that part...and as you say try something like Rufus to create the bootable USB flash drive

    I still have this question though "The tutorial here says after going to the Microsoft site and selecting the Download Tool (Media Creation Tool) option that the Media Creation Tool should be save to the PC and run from there.
    On Microsoft site the instructions are to Download the Tool and select Run (no saving to the PC). Is there a reason for saving it to the PC first as suggested on Tenforums?"

    I was curious to see if others had encountered the issue I had with the Media Creation Tool. Ive never had a problem using it before
     
    sportsfan148, Mar 3, 2020
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  3. cereberus Win User
    Media Creation Tool question


    Just mount iso as a drive and run setup.exe - most reliable method.
     
    cereberus, Mar 3, 2020
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  4. Problem with resetting computer and Media Creation Tool question

    Media Creation Tool question


    Hi, I have never had any problems using the Media Creation Tool to perform a Windows 10 clean installation until yesterday so I have a couple of questions.
    1. The tutorial here says after going to the Microsoft site and selecting the Download Tool (Media Creation Tool) option that the Media Creation Tool should be save to the PC and run from there.
    On Microsoft site the instructions are to Download the Tool and select Run (no saving to the PC). Is there a reason for saving it to the PC first as suggested on Tenforums?

    2. Yesterday I used the Media Creation Tool to do a clean install. Everything went fine with the download. After the two hour download the Media Creation Tool automatically started to create the media. Everything working normally so far..then suddenly at 50% a screen popped up with an unexpected error message Error code beginning 0x80004005. That was it I had to stop there.
    After searching the net it seems that other people have had the same issue after the Fall Creators Update...with the installation stopping at 50%. I have no idea how to sort this out. After contacting Microsoft Chat Support they didn't offer any suggestions that worked either.
    Can anyone advise please
    Many Thanks
     
    sportsfan148, Mar 3, 2020
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