Microsoft Windows 10 Installation / Media Creation Tool

This article shows how to lớn Create Windows Installation truyền thông for Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 using the Microsoft media Creation Tool.

Summary: This article shows how to Create Windows Installation media for Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1 using the Microsoft media Creation Tool.See less This article shows how khổng lồ Create Windows Installation truyền thông for Windows 11, Windows 10 và Windows 8.1 using the Microsoft truyền thông Creation Tool.

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1. Before You Begin

You can download the truyền thông Creation Tool directly from Microsoft (Relevant liên kết are below depending on Version). This tool will work on Windows11, Windows10, Windows8/8.1 & Windows7. It is not necessary lớn enter your Windows product key when creating the Install truyền thông or ISO File.

Before you start, here is what you may need:

You will need a computer with a stable internet connection. The tải về is roughly 4 GB and the time it will take to tải về will vary based on your connection speed and other factors. You will need a USB flash drive with at least 4 GB of space. Microsoft recommends using an empty drive as any existing content will be deleted. -OR- A blank DVD with a DVD writer. This requires a DVD writer on the computer you are using khổng lồ create the media, & a DVD player on the computer that you want to lớn install on.

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2. Creating Windows11 Media

If you must install or reinstall Windows11, you can use the Windows11 truyền thông media creation tool to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.

Under the “Create Windows 11 installation media” section, click "Download Now".

Double-click the MediaCrationToolW11.exe tệp tin to launch the tool.

Click “Accept” to agree to lớn the terms.

(Optional) Clear the Use the recommended options for this PC option.

(Figure 1.Clearing Use the recommended options for this PC option)

Click "Next".

If you are creating a Windows 11 USB for another device, you can also clear the “Use the recommended options for this PC” option khổng lồ select the correct language, architecture, and edition.

Select the USB flash drive option.

(Figure 2.Selecting USB flash drive option)

Click "Next".

Select the USB flash drive from the list.

Make sure that it does not have any important files as this process will erase everything on it.

Click "Next".

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Click "Finish".

Once you complete the steps, you can start a device using UEFI with the USB drive to install Windows 11.

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3. Creating Windows10 Media

If you must install or reinstall Windows 10, you can use the Windows 10 truyền thông creation tool to lớn create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.

Select the appropriate version for the computer you will be running the tool on, either a 32-bit or 64-bit computer.

Note: Either version of the tool will allow you create a 32-bit or 64-bit image.

Locate the downloaded file, Right click the .exe file and select "Run as administrator."

If you are upgrading your computer, select Upgrade this PC now, & follow the instructions to complete the upgrade.

If you want lớn create truyền thông media for a different computer, select Create installation truyền thông media for another PC, và click Next.

Select the Language, Edition (Pro, Home, và so on) & Architecture (32 or 64-bit) & click Next.

Select either USB flash drive or ISO tệp tin (This must be burned to a DVD after the ISO file is created).

Note: If a USB flash drive is selected, ALL data will be wiped, and the drive should be at least 4 Gb in size.
Note: If an ISO is created, then this will either be mounted, or burned onto a DVD.

After the image is downloaded và the truyền thông media is created, select Finish.

The tool will clean up any temporary files và exit

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4. Creating Windows8.1 Media

These steps as an example will create a USB flash drive for installing Windows8.1 media. Please follow these steps:

Right click on the mediacreationtool.exe tệp tin that has downloaded & select "Run as administrator"

Choose the language, edition, & architecture for the media you want khổng lồ create:

In the next Window, choose the type of installation media:

(Figure 3:Windows Installation media Creation Tool save location screen)

Choose the USB flash drive which you want to use as installation media. Make sure your USB flash drive is empty or move any files you want to keep off of it.

In the next step, the tải về for the thiết đặt file starts và a USB flash drive will be created:

With the created USB flash drive, you are now able lớn clean install your Windows8.1. You can find a step-by-step guide for a clean installation of Windows8.1 in this article.

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20 Dec 2021