Windows 10 Boot Media Creation Tool

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In order to overcome the winload.exe problem, I followed the online instructions to download the media creation tool and create the installation/repair materials.
First, I burned a DVD with the Media Creation tool and proceeded to try to boot from it only to find that the computer needing the repair was not reading the dvd.
(This after waiting for over an hour for it to work.) Then, I went back and created a USB version and when I took it to the needy computer, and ran the setup.exe file it gave me an odd display saying it was going to install windows 7 ?!?!?
Even though I clearly downloaded the Windows 10 install files.

It further stated that it was not able to complete any repairs on my system.

I do not know what to try next other than the same thing, but why would I expect a different result? How can it be so difficult to get some installation files for Windows 10?

This entire process has now taken over 12 hours of time with absolutely NO progress! For over a quarter century, I have been a loyal Microsoft windows user, but today's experience has made me think it is time to go to Apple.

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.

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. Make sure you have:. An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply). Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
  • A blank USB flash drive with at least 5 GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD burner) if you want to create media.

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 are told the disc image file is too large you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media. Check these things on the PC where you want to install Windows 10:.
  • 64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU). You’ll create either the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10 that’s appropriate for your CPU. To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type.
  • System requirements. See the system requirements before installing Windows 10. We also recommend that you visit your PC manufacturer's website for info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
  • Language in Windows. You'll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 10. To see what language you're currently using, go to Time and language in PC settings or Region in Control Panel. Edition of Windows. You should also choose the same edition of Windows.
  • To check what edition you're currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition. Windows 10 Enterprise isn’t available here. Please see the Volume Licensing Service Center for more information.

Follow these steps to create installation media (USB flash drive or DVD) you can use to install a new copy of Windows 10, perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows 10.

Your current edition of WindowsWindows 10 edition
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 8/8.1
Windows 8.1 with Bing
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8/8.1 Professional with Media Center
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 8/8.1 Single Language
Windows 8 Single Language with Bing
Windows 10 Home Single Language
Windows 8/8.1 Chinese Language Edition
Windows 8 Chinese Language Edition with Bing
Windows 10 Home China
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro

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  • Before you download the tool make sure you have:. An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
  • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
  • A blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD burner) if you want to create media.
  • 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 are told the disc image file is too large you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media.
    • Check a few things on the PC where you want to install Windows 10:.
    • 64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU).
  • You’ll create either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10.
    To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type. System requirements.
    • Make sure the PC meets the system requirements for Windows 10.
    • We also recommend going to the PC manufacturer's website for additional info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
  • Language in Windows.
    You'll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 10.
    • To see what language you're currently using, go to Time and language in PC settings or Region in Control Panel.
    • Edition of Windows.
  • You should also choose the same edition of Windows.
    To check what edition you're currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition.
    • Windows 10 Enterprise isn’t available in the media creation tool.
    • For more info, go to the Volume Licensing Service Center.

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