How to create a Windows 10 installation medium?

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To start you will need the following:

  • A working PC/ Notebook with Windows 7 or higher, as well as a minimum of 8GB free disk space on the used device. The reason for this is, that the tool will save the download temporarly on the internal drive.
  • Microsoft Creation Tool*
  • A USB stick with at least 8GB disk space (Please note, that, if you use this tool, all files on the USB stick will be deleted.)

*Have a look at the point "Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC (click to show more or less information)" below on the linked Microsoft website for a detailed instruction to use this tool.

Please note that the bootorder in the BIOS may still need to be changed. An alternate and easier way is to execute the boot menu. Usually it is the F11 or F12 key, which should be pressed several times at startup, until a menu is displayed, in which you can select the device you want to boot from.

If you want to change the bootorder via the BIOS instead, then please contact the manufacturer of your device, for further support.

If you plan to install on a system where Windows 10 is currently installed, or was installed once and the license key was not previously released by you or someone else for the use on another device, you can skip entering the license key during setup. The activation will be automatically after the setup is complete. An Internet connection is required.


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