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  1. Windows 10 Install media tool failing to create USB media


    Hello, I am trying to download Windows 10 to install on another laptop. I have downloaded the media tool from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. The issue I am having is it is not asking where I want to download the files to . It asks what I want to do and I choose "Create installation media USB Flash Drive, DVD, or ISO file for another PC. The next screen asks to select Language, Architecture, and Edition. There is a check mark in the "Use recommended options for this PC", and the options are greyd out. I can uncheck the mark which I tried. I click Next then it says 8 GB of free space needed on C:\.


    It never prompts for the flash drive location. Any help would be appreciated. Windows 10 Install media tool failing to create USB media c369977b-cc08-4e9d-9bdd-fe251295beae?upload=true.jpg

    :)
     
    Quarinteen, Oct 15, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Oct 15, 2020
    #2
  3. Unable to create Windows 10 bootable media using media creation tool

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand your concern, as you are trying to create a Windows 10 USB bootable media for your new computer and we appreciate you for providing us the information and the screenshot. In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly,
    please reply with the answers to the questions below.



    • What is the free space on the USB?
    • Are you trying to perform a clean installation or an upgrade on the new computer?


    However, we would suggest you to refer the steps point by point as mentioned under
    “Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC”,
    in this website:
    Download Windows 10
    and check if you are able to create the bootable media.



    We await your response.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Oct 15, 2020
    #3
  4. Gino Des Win User

    Windows 10 Install media tool failing to create USB media

    windows 10 Installation media disk

    Hi Shaela,

    To create a Windows 10 recovery DVD or USB, we suggest that you download and use the media creation tool from the

    Microsoft software download website
    . To create an installation or repair media, follow the steps below:

    • On a working PC, go to the
      Microsoft software download website
      .
    • Download the media creation tool and then run it. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.
    • Select Create installation media for another PC.
    • Choose a language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit).
    • Follow the steps to create installation media, and then select Finish.

    If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to send a reply.
     
    Gino Des, Oct 15, 2020
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