Create Windows 10 installation media from an .ISO file using the Media Creation tool. Create a DVD drive that contains a Windows installation image.
- [Instructor] To perform a clean installation of Windows 10, you'll need to create or obtain installation media. You will boot to this media to start the installation process. There are a few ways to go about this. The easiest, although not the fastest, is to buy a Windows 10 USB drive with the installation files already on it. Microsoft sells Windows 10 on a USB stick, as do many box computer stores and online retailers. To make the purchase from Microsoft, visit the page shown here, and click the version you want. Then, choose the USB option and complete the purchase. When the USB drive arrives in the mail, you can simply insert it and follow the prompts for installation. If you don't want to wait though, you can download the files from the Microsoft store, and create your own USB drive. To do that, click the download option, and complete the purchase. You'll have the option to download the files after the purchase process completes. Once you've downloaded the files, you're ready to create your own installation media with Microsoft's media creation tool, and the tool is located here. To get started, click download tool now. Do what's required of your web browser to save the file. It should save to your current downloads folder. You might also be able to simply click run. I'm going to go ahead and save the file, and show you what happens when you do that. After the file has finished downloading, open file explorer, and go to the downloads folder. You'll see the tool. Double click it to get started. I'll click yes to continue, and I'll follow the prompts. I'll take a few minutes here to read the terms, and then click accept. I have the option to upgrade this PC right now, or create installation media for another one. I'm going to create the installation media. I'll select my language, my edition, and my architecture, and click next. I can choose now to create a USB flash drive, or I can burn an ISO file to a DVD later. I'm going to leave it USB flash drive and click next. As you can see here, I have one drive available to me and it's E. I'll click next. The media creation tool will need to do a few things here, and you'll need to wait while the process completes. You'll be prompted when your installation media is ready. Once that happens, you're ready to install Windows 10. Once your USB flash drive is ready, click finish.
- Choosing an upgrade or new installation
- Choosing a Windows 10 edition
- Creating installation media
- Installing and upgrading Windows 10
- Troubleshooting group policies on devices
- Configuring and managing device drivers
- Configuring the desktop
- Configuring notifications
- Configuring Cortana and Hyper-V
- Using Active Directory-based activation