Windows 10: Which ISO should I be using to reinstall Windows 10?

Discus and support Which ISO should I be using to reinstall Windows 10? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I previously had Windows 10 installed and activated on a PC and was told I could therefore skip the steps which ask for a product key during the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by marneo21, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. marneo21 Win User

    Which ISO should I be using to reinstall Windows 10?


    I previously had Windows 10 installed and activated on a PC and was told I could therefore skip the steps which ask for a product key during the installation process and was directed to this link:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...
    to download the Media Creation Tool in order to create a bootable USB flash drive.

    I went to the link and selected the 32 bit and downloaded the Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO File) and then saved it to my flash drive and then plugged it into the USB port of my corrupted laptop. I managed to change Boot Order in BIOS which I understood should have allowed me to begin installing Windows 10 but then I got the following:
    Missing operating system

    I tried more than once with the same result. One thing I noticed though on https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO is that it says there 'To use the media creation tool, visit the Microsoft Software Download Windows 10 page from a Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device'. I downloaded it to a desktop running Vista and I also noticed that although I understood the file should be around 8 GB in size, according to Properties on my Vista-operated machine, it reads only 3.54 GB (3,808,397,312 bytes) on my flash drive.

    Is the problem possibly that I am not visiting the Microsoft Software Download Windows 10 page from a Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device but rather from a Vista-operated system or is there a step I am missing somehow or what?

    :)
     
    marneo21, Nov 16, 2019
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  2. gasolin Win User

    Most painless way to reinstall windows 10?

    Why Gdallsk ?

    It's just creators fall (i think) that has given me some problems.

    Making a dvd or usb drive once every year isn't that hard, find latest iso burn it, go out and make a cup of coffee og take a bath and when your done latest windows 10 64 iso is on a usb drive or dvd and you can reinstall windows 10 64 bit in about 10 min
     
    gasolin, Nov 16, 2019
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  3. gdallsk Win User
    Most painless way to reinstall windows 10?

    Which is why he offered making a thumb drive with it on.
     
    gdallsk, Nov 16, 2019
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  4. rk3066 Win User

    Which ISO should I be using to reinstall Windows 10?

    Most painless way to reinstall windows 10?

    Doesn't the *Backup feature have a iso like feature to allow apps to be added or removed? Other than that a reinstall of windows is best. Google Windows ISO Downloader and it has the latest version 1709
     
    rk3066, Nov 16, 2019
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