Creating Windows 10 Installation Media

How-to create a new Windows installation disc for Windows 10 for your next clean install.

Steve Smith demonstrates how to create a replacement disc for your original Windows installer, after you upgraded to Windows 10.

Episode #6-12 released on November 22, 2015

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It is no secret that Microsoft wants absolutely everyone to move off Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 over to Windows 10. However, they aren't providing anyone with new installation discs, and while it will be possible to install from your original disc, and update to Windows 10. There is a better way.

Today, I will explain to you how to create your own Windows 10 disc, and all you need is a DVD burner, a blank DVD, and a program from Microsoft called the Media Creation Tool, and please use the 64bit version. You can, also, replace the DVD burner and blank disc with a USB key with 4GB or more space. Keep in mind, it will be overwritten so backup all your files to another drive.

Step 1, get the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft Web-site. You can download it at There are two downloads, the 32-bit and the 64-bit version.

Now, for those people out there that think they know the difference, and prefer 32-bit versions, I'd like to warn you about the fact that using a 32-bit version will limit your RAM to 4 GB, and likely result in a lot of incompatible software. For this reason, please download the 64-bit version of the download tool.

Step 2, open the Media Creation Tool, you will be asked what you want to do? Select Creation installation media for another PC, then click next.

Step 3, Select the language, edition, and architecture you desire. For most listening to my show, it will be English (United States), Windows 10 Home, and the 64-bit(x64). Click on next.

Step 4, Choose which media to use, USB flash drive, or ISO File. Most of you may prefer the ISO file, and Windows can already burn it to a blank disc, others may want to use the USB option instead. For the show, we will be following the ISO file format from here on. Save the file, preferably a memorable filename so you find it later easily. Then click save. Allow the ISO to download before the next step, your time may vary based on network congestion, server load, and of course, your own connection.

Step 5, click the filename, and right click it, in the Windows menus, there will be an option called Burn disc image. Place a blank disc in your burner and then click burn.

Now, if you need to reinstall your Windows 10, you have your very own Windows 10 disc to make a clean install with.

Host : Steve Smith | Music : Jonny Lee Hart | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Productions

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