How To Download and Use Windows 10 Media Creation Tool To Create Windows 10 USB or DVD?


Windows Operating systems generally installed from a CD or DVD. On the other side Linux operating systems like Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Fedora, etc can be installed from USB easily. Recently Windows also started to support installation from the USB drive. Windows 10 Media Creation is a tool provided by Microsoft where it creates USB or DVD  Windows 10 installation media easily.

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Requirements

In order to create a Windows 10 Installation Media via Windows 10 Media Creation Tool there are some requirements and musts to obey. Below are what we will need;

  • A PC with a reliable, unrestricted and fast internet connection is required because the Windows ISO file will be downloaded from internet which is about 4-5 GB.
  • A USB flash drive where we will store the Windows 10 installation files.
  • A product key for Windows 10 license but it is not a must which can be provided later after installation.
  • Your target system where Windows 10 will be installed should met the Windows 10 requirements too.

Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool can be download from the official Microsoft site from the following page. We will just click to the Download button which will download the tool.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Or simply we can use the following link in order to download the MediaCreationTool.exe . But keep in mind that this is the direct link for a specific version of the Media Creation Tool and can be outdated in the future. In order to download the most recent and up to date version please use the previous link specified above.

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https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/MediaCreationTool1903.exe

Start Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

When we start the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool we need some privileges in order to make changes in the existing operating system. So we will be asked for Administrator settings by User Account Control like below.

Start Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
Start Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Now the Windows 10 Setup screen will appear which provide a message like Getting a few things ready.  This will gather some information about the system and from the internet about the latest Windows 10. This can take some time which is related to the speed of the internet.

Windows 10 Setup Getting Started
Windows 10 Setup Getting Started

As always we have to Accept the EULA - End User License Agreement provided by Microsoft.

Accept EULA
Accept EULA

In this step, we will select option Create installation media. We can upgrade the current operating system like Windows 7, Windows 8 into Windows 10. Or We can create installation media (USB flash drive, SVS, or ISO file) for another PC.

Windows 10 Media Creation Selections
Windows 10 Media Creation Selections

In this part, we will see that there are some options for media creation. We can select 3 different options like below.

  • Language will provide us a lot of different languages like English, Turkish, Spanish, etc.
  • Edition is the version of the Windows 10 like Home, Pro, etc. More details are provided below the screenshot.
  • Architecture is the installation CPU architecture like 32-bit or 64-bit. The best choice is 64-bit where 32-bit is abandoned in most of the cases.
Select Installation Media Options
Select Installation Media Options

Provided Versions Of Windows 10

With the Media Creation Tool for Windows 10, the following Windows 10 versions are provided where they can be downloaded and installed automatically. By the way, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported.

  • Windows 10 Home is designed for home and regular end-users.
  • Windows 10 Home N is designed home users but adds some more features to the standard version.
  • Windows 10 Home Single Language supports only a single language for Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 Pro is a professional version of the Windows mainly advanced home or basic enterprise users.
  • Windows Pro N is a bit advanced version of the Pro.
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In this part, we will select the media we want to use. We have the following options.

  • USB flash drive will install the Windows10 into a USB flash drive we have attached. The USB flash drive must be at least 8 GB.
  • ISO file will download the ISO file of the Windows 10. We can burn or write into USB flash, DVD later.
Choose Media
Choose Media

In this step, we will select the USB flash drive we want to write Windows 10 installation files. Then click new which will write into USB flash drive. Below we can see that there is only single drive C:\ where the Windows installation files will be put.

Select USB Flash
Select USB Flash

After the Windows 10 USB Installation is completed the following files will exist in the USB Flash drive. We can see that there are the following files and folders.

  •  boot contains boot related files and configurations.
  • efi contains EFI boot files and certificates.
Windows 10 Installation USB Drive
Windows 10 Installation USB Drive

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