Unlike in previous versions of Windows, you’ll need to use the media creation tool to create an ISO file to install Windows 10. Make sure you have a license to install Windows 10, and then follow these steps:. On the Windows 10 download page, download the media creation tool by selecting Download tool now, then run the tool.
In the tool, select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO) for another PC > Next. Select the language, architecture, and edition of Windows, you need and select Next. Select ISO file > Next, and the tool will create your ISO file for you. To use the ISO file as a backup for your PC or on another PC, burn it onto a DVD.
Open Microsoft Edge browser and go to Microsoft site to download Windows 10. Here is the link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10.
Run Media Creation Tool. Click Accept the license agreement. Choose Create installation media for another PC & click Next.
Select language, architecture, and edition.
If you want to create a Windows 10 installation media to repair the current computer, select the "Use the recommended options for this PC" and then click Next.
If you want to create a Windows 10 installation media to repair a different computer, deselect the "Use the recommended options for this PC" and select the Windows 10 language, edition and architecture you want to download.
Select ISO file. And wait for downloading Windows 10 .
Once the ISO file is ready, you will see the option to save the ISO file an then you click Finish.
Step 10 (Optional).
If you have a blank DVD disk on DVDRW tray, click on Open DVD burner to burn the ISO file to a DVD.Whether you arrived at Windows 10 through a dedicated upgrade or a shiny new Windows 10 license, you will eventually have to restore or reset Windows 10. There are now a whole host of ways to install Windows 10.
Read on for our comprehensive guide to creating Windows 10 installation media.
The first and most obvious choice for creating Windows 10 installation media is the Windows Media Creation Tool.
This application allows you to download the Home or Pro versions of Windows 10, and you can pick from the 32-bit or 64-bit version for both.
Following your selections, you can choose to install directly to a USB drive or download a single or dual-use ISO to install to a disc at a later time.
Download the Windows Media Creation Tool.
Once downloaded, run the application and select Create installation media for another PC. Windows 10 will download within the application, ready for you to choose your version, system architecture, and which versions you'd like to include in your Windows 10 installation media.
3. Unattended Windows 10 Installation
If you choose to install directly to a USB or disc, follow the onscreen instructions to complete your installation.
If you're installing Windows 10 further down the line, read the next section on how to create bootable media.
You can download Windows 10 direct from Microsoft without the Windows Media Creation Tool.
The Windows 10 ISO was available from the Microsoft Tech Bench Upgrade Program for a long time, although this option is no longer available.
MAKEUSEOF VIDEO OF THE DAY. However, there is an alternative method for downloading a Windows 10 ISO.
Head to the Windows 10 ISO. Press F12 to open the Developer Options. Press CTRL + Shift + M to open the Toggle device toolbar, which appears above the webpage.
From the dropdown menu, select Responsive, then press F5 to refresh the page.
When the page reloads, select the latest edition of Windows 10 from the dropdown, then Confirm the download.
After the ISO finishes downloading, head to the section below.
If you downloaded a Windows 10 ISO to install later, you need to create bootable Windows 10 installation media using an ISO burning tool.You can burn the Windows 10 ISO to a USB flash drive or a disc. You'll find instructions for both options below. To create USB installation media, you'll need ISO to USB burning tool.
I'm using Rufus for this tutorial, but there many other ISO to USB burning tool options.
Download and install Rufus. Select the target USB Device from the dropdown menu, then Select the Windows 10 ISO.
Rufus will update the properties and burning options automatically.
Press Start to burn the Windows 10 ISO to the USB drive.
The burning process will vary depending on your computer but usually takes around 10-15 minutes.
You don't have to use a USB to create your installation media.
Many people prefer the traditional disc approach, and there are numerous free applications to help you get the job done.
For this example, I'm going to use ImgBurn. Download and install ImgBurn.
Now, select Write image file to disc.
On the next window, select the Browse for file icon, which looks like a folder, then browse to and select your Windows 10 ISO.
Set the Destination using the dropdown menu, then set the Write Speed to MAX.
When you're ready, hit the ISO to disc icon to start the burn process. Already have a Windows disc but want to create an ISO?
Here's how you create a bootable USB drive from your Windows CD.
If you're pressed for time, heading out for the evening, or simply have other tasks to get on with while installing Windows 10, you could try an unattended install.
An unattended install is as it sounds: you have no input during the installation.
All it takes is a little setting up beforehand.
I will be creating a bootable USB for this part of the article.
First off, you need to generate an Autounattend.xml answer file. This answer file will be included in our bootable USB and will "answer" the questions throughout the Windows 10 installation.
Head to the Windows Answer File Generator (WAFG). Enter your Windows 10 product key or use the generic product key provided by the WAFG. Windows 10 generic product keys allow you to complete the setup before entering a unique key after installation.
Now, choose the options you want to include in your unattended installation. For example, accepting the EULA, skipping automatic activation, skipping the license rearm, the setup language, entering your computer name, keyboard language and input, whether to use express privacy and sharing settings, and more.