Media Creation Tool 21H2 (10.0.22000.253)
If your computer is running Windows 10, you need a bootable disk to help you deploy Windows 11. Created by Microsoft itself, Media Creation Tool can help you easily create a setup file for Windows 11.
Create a setup package to deploy Windows 11 either from an ISO file you can burn to disc, or through a bootable USB flash drive, with this powerful app
Focusing on ease of use, this application adopts a forthright approach, enabling you to have your Windows 11 deployment package ready in minutes. It actually consists of a wizard that guides you through all the necessary steps, making the entire process a matter of pressing a few 'Next' buttons. In order to use it, your computer must be connected to the Internet, since all the installation files are downloaded from Microsoft.
As you might imagine, its speed highly depends on the reliability of your Internet connection.
Downloaded files can be sent to a USB flash drive, but note that at least 8 GB of free space are required and that all the information stored on the USB drive is overwritten during the process. Alternatively, the application can generate an ISO image and save it to your PC.
You can then use a disc burner to create a DVD containing the Windows deployment files. Media Creation Tool comes in handy in situations when you want to try or reinstall Windows 11 on your PC and do not own an installation media.
With its help, you can create a bootable disk or an ISO image to deploy Windows 11 with ease. Please note that a valid product key is required during Windows 11 deployment.
Upgrade to Windows 10 v 21H2 Oct 2021 Update using Media Creation Tool
How to create a copy of Windows 10
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- You can use installation media (a USB flash drive or DVD) to install a new copy of Windows, perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows.
- To create installation media, go to the software download website, where you'll find step-by-step instructions. On that website, you can select a version of Windows and create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.
To go directly to one of the versions, select one of these links:. Windows 10 (Then select Download tool now.). Windows 11 (Then select Download tool now.). Important: Back up your files before you install or reinstall Windows on your PC. Learn how for Windows 10 and Windows 11 or for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Step 2: Burn the ISO file to a USB
To create the installation media, here's what you'll need:. A PC with a reliable internet connection. The download time will vary, depending on your internet connection. A USB flash drive, external hard drive, or DVD.
- A blank USB flash drive or external hard drive with at least 8 GB of space, or a blank DVD (and DVD burner). We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD because any content on it will be deleted.
- When burning a DVD from an ISO file, if you're told the disc image file is too large, you'll need to use dual layer (DL) DVD media.
- Your 25-character product key (not required for digital licenses). For help finding it, go to Find your Windows product key. After you've created the installation media, you can reset or reinstall Windows.
To learn more, go to Recovery options in Windows. If you want to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 Feature Update right away, you can use the Media Creation Tool.
Step 3: Install Windows 10 21H2 from USB
- It is quite simple and anyone will be able to do it, after taking a few precautions.
- Take a look at this detailed screenshot tutorial for beginners that will show you how to easily upgrade your Windows 10 to a newer version, keeping your data, settings and installed software intact as it is.
- There are a few things you may want to do before starting the upgrade process. Once you have done the housekeeping visit Microsoft.com and click on the blue Download tool now button.
- This will download the 17.5MB MediaCreationTool.exe file to your system.
- Click on it to start upgrading your Windows 10. I have given almost all the screenshots of the screens that you will see as you go through the upgrade process, which could last for around an hour or so. If you need to, you may click on the images to see their larger version.
- During the upgrade process, your PC will restart several times, and you don’t need to do anything really.
Once the preliminary check is done, the upgrade process will start. You will be asked to accept the licensing terms.
Way 2: Use Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
The downloading will start. Once done, the integrity of the downloaded file will be verified. Once the download is verified, the Windows 10 media will be created.
You will next see the following screen. The tool will check if any new updates are available and download them if they are. Minor housekeeping will be done. You will need to again accept the license terms.
The tool will again check for updates. It will next check if your system is ready to install. Disk Space availability is also checked. Once all is set, you will have to select Install.
Your personal files and apps will be kept. The installation process will start. Your PC will restart a couple of times. Soon you will see a welcome screen. If you do not want to connect to the Internet you may skip this step.
Select the Privacy settings or go with the defaults. You can always change them later on.