Windows 10 is Microsoft’s latest Windows OS and it comes with numerous improvements over its predecessors.
However, you can’t use Windows 10 without a valid product key.
And, since the system demands a product key, some folks have requested Microsoft to create a Windows 10 installation disk so that they can download and install Windows 10.
As a result, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool that’s used for creating installation media for Windows 10.
However, while the Media Creation Tool can be helpful for creating installation media for Windows 10, many folks reported not being able to run the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
So, in today’s article we’ll show you how to fix Windows 10 Media Creation Tool issues, and to create a Windows 10 installation disk.
- Creating a Windows 10 installation disk can be a helpful tool when reinstalling Windows.
- The method used to create a bootable Windows 10 installation disk depends on several factors.
- A bootable USB key is a good option, but you can even use DVD media.
Use Command prompt
- The Command prompt utility lets you burn ISO files to disc. To do that, open Command prompt as an administrator.
- Enter the following line and press Enter: dism.exe/online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
- Then enter the command-line line below and hit Enter: dism.exe/image:d:sourcesinstall.wim /apply /quiet /norestart
Use Windows 10 Media Creation tool
- Download Media Creation tool from Microsoft website.
- Run Media Creation tool and follow on-screen instructions.
- Media Creation tool will create a bootable Windows 10 media.
Create Windows 10 installation media using Command prompt
- Go to the Windows download page.
- Click the Download tool now button.
- Wait for the Windows 10 installation file.
- Download Windows Media Creation Tool from the Windows download page.
- Run the tool.
- Select the language, edition, and the architecture of the Windows 10 ISO image.
- Click the Next button.
- Select the USB flash drive, SD card, or DVD to boot from.
- Click the Create button.
Use an external DVD drive
- Insert a blank DVD into your external drive.
- Now, open File Explorer.
- Navigate to the desktop.
- Right-click the blank DVD and select Write.
- Wait for the process to complete.
Replace the DVD drive
- Insert your Windows installation DVD into the optical drive.
- If your computer can’t read that DVD, you may have to get an external DVD drive.