Follow the article, and you would learn how to create installation media or disc step by step for Windows 10/8/7 with writable USB flash drive or CD on an accessible computer.
Why we create Windows installation media? Besides installing or reinstalling Windows operational system on a computer, installation disc would also help to reset Windows 10 forgotten password for local account.
So you know how important it is when you are locked out of Windows 10 computer and have no available administrator, password reset disk and don’t find or want to use third-party software.
Preparation before installation media creation:.
Internet connection. Writable USB flash drive or CD with enough storage space, at least 4 GB of space.
Windows product key. If you want to create a Windows 7 installation disc, there is one more thing you would need to prepare.
That is Windows 7 product key. Otherwise, you cannot download Windows 7 ISO file from Microsoft.
Go to Windows 7 download page and enter product key to Verify. If product key is available, you would be able to select product language such as “English“.
Click 32-bit Download or 64-bit Download to download Windows 7 installation file. The download link is only valid for 24 hours. After downloading the ISO file, you can burn it into a DVD by right-clicking it in Windows Explorer and selecting “Burn disc image” to burn it to a disc.
Then you would get Windows 7 installation disc. Creating installation media for Windows 8/10 would be different from Windows7 because you can use media creation tool Microsoft provides to directly download system file and burn the file into blank USB flash drive or CD.
Click Download Tool Now to download Media Creation Tool on Microsoft.
Run Media Creation Tool on your accessible computer and insert USB or CD.
Select the Windows system you want to create installation media for.