With each new operating system, Microsoft makes sure that any user can easily get the latest product. We are talking about the final version of Windows 10. Actually, it is considered the last version conditionally, because Microsoft is going to introduce Windows 10 as a service, so Win 10 will be refined and improved. And, of course, the issue of introducing your product to as many users as possible is acute. In the period from June 2015 to June 2016, an unprecedented campaign was launched to upgrade all interested users, owners of Windows 7 and 8 operating systems, to Windows 10 version for free. people with disabilities. Only now the update does not automatically come to the computer as during the promotion period.
But Windows 10 can still be downloaded using the Microsoft Media Creation Tool. By launching the application, in a few clicks you can upgrade a computer with Windows 7 or 8 installed to “tens” or create bootable media for subsequent installation of the OS on the computer.
Windows 10 USB Creation Tool
You can download the tool to update your operating system and create bootable media at Official Microsoft website.
- After that, the utility needs to be launched.
- The program does not require installation. In the first window, you need to accept the terms of the license agreement.
- Next, choose whether we are updating this computer or creating bootable media for a clean installation of Windows 10.
- Let’s uncheck the recommended options to manually select the version and bit depth of our image.
To create bootable Windows 10 USB DVD media, the download tool will download all the necessary files to your system drive. It must have at least 8 GB of free space. When the recording is finished, all temporary files will be deleted.
- Insert the USB flash drive into the computer connector. There should not be any important data on the flash drive as it will be formatted.
- Select the option to create bootable media.
- The media itself and click “Next“.
After that the whole process will be automated, the tool will download the Windows 10 image from the network to a temporary folder on the system drive, and create bootable media. If you need to create an image on a CD-DVD CD, then you need to select the appropriate item in the utility window. Select the hard disk partition where the Windows ISO file will be saved. Further, it can be written to bootable media at any time.
Burn Windows 10 image to USB DVD
The Media Creation Tool can only be run on a computer with pre-installed Windows 7.8 and 10; earlier versions will not be able to burn an image using this utility. To create bootable media for a Windows 10 disk or flash drive on XP computers. You will need a pre-created Win 10 image on another computer, and already on XP, you can burn the image to disk using third-party software, for example, these:
- Alcohol 120%.
- DAEMON Tools.
It is quite a logical question, why so many operations and third-party software, because you can just immediately create bootable media, for example, a USB flash drive, and install Windows 10 on any computers from it? It’s just that now most modern computers no longer have a DVD drive and, in general, disks, and the transfer of information in this way is fading into oblivion. While older computers may simply not support installing Windows 10 boot usb (downloading and installing Windows from a USB flash drive). To install Windows 10 on such PCs, you need a disk. The way out is to create an ISO image, and burn it both to a USB flash drive and to a disk, on any computer, from any OS.