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How to Use Windows 10 Media Creation Tool [2019 Guide]

If you don’t know where to download the official Windows 10 ISO files, or if you’re wondering how to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place! With the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, you can handle these tasks easily and quickly!

4 things you may want to know about the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool:

  1. What is the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool?
  2. Where to download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool?
  3. How to download the Windows 10 ISO file with the tool?
  4. How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive with the tool?

What is the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool?

The Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is a powerful program released by Microsoft that allows us to create Windows 10 installation media. With this tool, you can download the Windows 10 ISO file, create the Windows 10 bootable USB drive, and reinstall Windows 10 or upgrade your old machine that meets basic requirements for installing Windows 10 from Windows 7, 8 & 8.1.

Where to download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool?

You can follow the steps below to download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool:

  1. Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 to visit the official download page for this tool.
  2. Click the Download tool now button to download this tool.

How to download the Windows 10 ISO file with the tool?

It’s pretty easy to download the Windows 10 ISO file with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. Here is how to do it:

  1. Run the Windows Media Creation Tool. You’ll see the following window.
  2. Click Accept.
  3. Select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC. Then Click Next.
  4. In the Select language, architecture, and edition window, click Next if you want to use the recommended options for this PC. If you want to download a Windows ISO file for another PC, uncheck the box next to Use the recommended options for this PC, then select the language, edition and architecture you prefer. Click Next to continue.
  5. Select ISO file when you’re asked to choose which media to use. Then click Next.
  6. Select a path to save the Windows 10 ISO file that you’re going to download. You can rename its file as Windows 10. Then click Save.
  7. Wait until the download process completes.
  8. Click the path to view the downloaded Windows 10 ISO file. Click Finish to close the media creation tool.

After you downloaded the Windows 10 ISO file, you can copy it to another PC to install Windows 10 on that PC. To install Windows 10 with the ISO file:

  1. Right-click on the Windows 10 ISO file then select Mount.
  2. A window will pop up. Double-click setup.
  3. Click Yes when you’re prompted for permission.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 10.

How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive with the tool?

With the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, you can also create your Windows 10 bootable USB drive. Here is how to do it:

Note: Please use a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space as your Windows 10 bootable USB drive.

Create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive:

  1. Run The Windows Media Creation Tool. Then follow the steps 1-4 in the section of How to download the Windows 10 ISO file with the tool? to continue.
  2. Select USB flash drive when you’re asked to choose which media to use. Then click Next.
  3. Select your USB flash drive and then click Next. If your USB flash drive is not among the list, then click Refresh drive list. If necessary, re-insert your USB flash drive. Please note that all the files in your USB flash drive will be deleted. If you want to keep the files, you should copy them to another location first.
  4. Wait until the download process completes.
  5. Click Finish when the whole process completes.

Now, you’ve created a Windows 10 bootable USB drive! You can use it to install Windows 10 on another PC.

Use the Windows 10 bootable USB drive to install Windows 10 on another PC:

  1. Insert the USB flash drive to the PC where you’re going to install Windows 10.
  2. Restart that PC. Normally it will automatically boot to the USB drive. If not, you need to open the boot menu by pressing a specific key (Such as F12, F2, Delete or Esc) immediately after you turn on the PC. If your Windows 10 bootable USB drive isn’t listed in the boot menu, you need to temporarily disable Secure Boot in your BIOS settings. Please reach out to the PC manufacturer for instructions on how to disable Secure Boot.
  3. After booting to your USB drive, the Install Windows page will appear. Then you can start installing Windows 10 using your bootable USB drive.

Hopefully, after reading this post, you gain a better understanding on the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to leave your comment below.

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