Windows 10: Windows Media Creation Tool not showing USB drive selection screen

Discus and support Windows Media Creation Tool not showing USB drive selection screen in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I was using the media creation tool to create a windows 10 bootable drive with a usb. But after I selected the version it said that I didnt have enough... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by astro001, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. astro001 Win User

    Windows Media Creation Tool not showing USB drive selection screen


    I was using the media creation tool to create a windows 10 bootable drive with a usb. But after I selected the version it said that I didnt have enough space on my C drive which was the drive that I was using on my current computer without even giving me an option to select the usb drive which is the D drive.

    Does it need to be formatted in a specifc way or something like that?

    :)
     
    astro001, Jun 1, 2020
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  2. Ztruker Win User

    Failed Media Creation Tool attempt at bootable USB flash drive

    Shawn, these are the steps being referred to that NavyLCDR posted. They work for both UEFI and MBR.

    Here are the steps to create a standard Windows 10 USB flash drive:

    1. Use the Media Creation Tool to download and save the ISO file to your hard drive.
    2. Insert the USB flash drive.
    3. Open a Administrator Command Prompt and enter: diskpart (if it isn't an administrator command prompt, it will ask for administrator permission).
    4. list disk
    5. select disk # <- replace # with the actual disk number of the USB flash drive
    6. clean <- this will erase the disk selected above, make sure you selected the USB flash drive!
    7. create part pri
    8. format fs=fat32 quick
    9. active
    10. exit
    11. exit - and if the first Command Prompt was not an Administrator Command Prompt, exit that one too.
    11. Mount the ISO file saved by the Media Creation Tool. If you are using Windows 8 or 10, you only have to right click on it and click on mount. If you are using Windows 7, then you must use a program like WinCDEmu to mount the ISO file:
    WinCDEmu - the easiest way to mount an ISO. And more...
    12. Copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive.

    That's as simple as it gets. Between steps 7 and 8 you can enter: "select part 1" without quotes - but it should not be necessary.
    Between steps 8 and 9 you can enter: "assign" without quotes - but it should not be necessary.
     
    Ztruker, Jun 1, 2020
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  3. 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, Jun 1, 2020
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  4. Windows Media Creation Tool not showing USB drive selection screen

    How to create an UNACTIVATED Windows 10 installation USB flash drive using the new Media Creation Tool v1803??

    I want to note also that the Media Creation Tool didn't give me the option to select the Edition of Windows 10 at the step you can choose the Language, Edition and Architecture. The only thing that was in the list was only the "Windows 10" option, not other
    editions...

    So, is this a BUG of Media Creation Tool or I have misunderstood something? Is this reasonable?

    Also is it reasonable when you install Windows (by USB Flsah drive created with Media Creation Tool) to be activated on its own after installation finishes??
     
    MinimalTechGR, Jun 1, 2020
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