How-to: Install Windows 10 using the media creation tool

 Sep 07, 2016

The Windows 10 media creation tool is required to install or reinstall Windows 10 from a USB flash drive or a DVD. In today’s blog I will explain the procedure of creating a Windows 10 media creation tool.

To create the media creation tool, you will require an internet connection to download the Windows 10 ISO and the media creation tool. You will also require a blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. Bear in mind that the existing content of the USB / DVD will be deleted.

You can download the media creation tool from here.

With the media creation tool, you can upgrade or perform a clean installation of 32 bit or a 62 bit of Windows 10 operation system.

To upgrade to Windows 10, run the media creation tool and, select Upgrade this PC now.

To perform a clean installation:

  • Run the media creation tool.
  • Select Create installation media for another PC.
  • Select the language, edition and architecture.
  • Follow the steps and select Finish when it’s done.
  • Turn on your PC, insert the DVD or USB flash drive you created, then shut down your PC.
  • Restart your PC, then press any key to boot from the DVD or USB flash drive.

New Horizons offers both Windows Client training courses and Windows 10 End-User training courses.

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San Roy  

San is a highly skilled IT Infrastructure professional with over 15 years experience in a technical training capacity. Throughout his career as a technical training consultant San Has been responsible for the development of numerous IT professionals, providing knowledge and expertise in the areas of Server Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, Messaging and Collaboration. San primarily specialises in delivering training in Microsoft products including Windows Server OS, Windows Client OS, SQL Server, SharePoint Server and Exchange Server. Through his years of practical experience as a technical trainer he is able to provide added insight and value to students that reach beyond the scope of a standard course outline. San has established himself as one of New Horizons' preferred trainers by continually bringing a combination of technical expertise and personality to the classroom each day.

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