What is the use of the Windows 10 media creation tool and how to use it?

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Last Updated on July 5, 2021

For installing Windows, the very first thing we need is installation media. For creating installation media, Windows 10 Media Creation tool is one of the best Microsoft tools. We can create installation media using a USB or DVD. The windows 10 media creation tool download itself is not very large, and in just a few clicks, your installation media is ready to use.

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Media Creation Tool used for the following three purposes:

  1. Upgrading to the latest version of windows.
  2. Install a new copy of Windows or Clean installation of Windows.
  3. Reinstall Windows.

In the article below, we will explain in detail, how to download the windows media creation tool, Steps to Create Installation Media, and what you will need.

What are the things required for creating Windows 10 installation Media?

  • Pc with working internet. The time required to download will depend on the speed of your internet connection. 
  • USB flash drive or DVD. A blank USB Flash Drive with a minimum of 8 Gb of space or DVD with a DVD Burner. Important: Use a blank USB or a DVD as it will erase all data.
  • Windows Product Key. Your 25 Digit windows product key will be required. (Windows activated through Digital License will not need Product Key.) Please refer to the following article on How to find Windows 10 product key?

What are the steps to create Windows 10 Installation Media?

Approx Time Needed: 1 hour.

Windows 10 Media Creation tool is one of the best Microsoft tools to create Windows installation media and following are its steps:

  1. Start Setup

    Click on the Windows Media Creation tool exe file to setup.download Windows 10 Media Creation tool exe file

  2. Allow setup

    Click Yes on the User account control box to allow.

  3. Wait for few seconds

    It might take a few minutes to get things ready.getting things ready

  4. Accept T&C.

    Accept the license terms and conditions in Windows 10 media creation tool.Accept the license terms and conditions

  5. Again wait for few moments

    You will get “Getting a few things ready” again. Wait for few moments.getting things ready

  6. Select “Create installation media”

    Select “Create installation media” and hit Next.Select Create installation media and hit Next

  7. Then Select language and other options

    Select Language and architect 32or 64 bit and hit next. You’ll create either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10. To check this on your PC, Click Windows Key + I >System > Search About your Pc in the search box and select it.Select language and other options

  8. Select USB

    Select USB and hit Next.Select USB in windows 10 media creation tool

  9. Now Select the USB drive

    Select the USB drive and hit Next.Select the USB drive and hit Next

  10. Wait for Windows 10 download

    Wait while setup Downloads Windows Files.wait for download windows 10 media creation tool

  11. Click finish.

    Click Finish. Installation media is created with the help of the Windows 10 media creation tool and ready to use.Click Finish

Important: Before using the tool to upgrade your pc to Windows 10 or installing a new copy of windows or a Windows reinstallation, make sure you have all the drivers and license key for the software installed as needed to reinstall software later.