Windows 10 Installation Media ISO


  1. Posts : 10
    windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 Installation Media ISO


    Got a new DELL that comes with windows 7 Pro. and I upgraded to windows 10 Pro with no issues. Later I found out that I "should " have Upgraded using the "Windows 10 Media Creation Tool" instead of "Get Upgrade"

    How can I get the installation Media now with the Iso image, so that I can make a copy onto a DVD, so that I can do a clean installation in the future.?

    Is it that the "product key" or digital entitlement ONLY works for this Dell machine alone and NOT transferable?
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  2. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 11
       #2

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench

    the media can be used on any PC over and over again..

    the digital entitlement on your PC is just for your pc..
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  3. Posts : 14,050
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
       #3

    Are you having problems with Win 10? I not, why do a clean install?
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  4. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Ztruker said:
    Are you having problems with Win 10? I not, why do a clean install?
    No. to be honest, I have not "explore" windows 10 that much,fearful of it's "privacy Issues" which I totally dislike,since I just bought a new comp,might as well take advantage of the Free upgrade-.

    Furthermore, is an Upgrade to the Pro. version, - hey, that is 200 bucks on Retail...
    Just that in the future, I need to change HD,and is always good to have a DVD copy.

    I guess one can always use the Recovery option to wipe and reformat the HD and reinstall option provided by windows 10
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  5. Posts : 460
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #5

    Privacy settings


    This link is a start https://fix10.isleaked.com/ we can't keep MS from seeing things, but this at least makes a user feel a little better. IMO closes some obvious holes that default setting leave wide open.

    I upgraded a Win7 Pro laptop to W10 Pro through windows update, no problems at all. There are those that swear by a "clean install" but I don't think it's needed in most cases. Unless you're really having issues I wouldn't do it.

    Good luck :)
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  6. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    CmmTch said:
    This link is a start https://fix10.isleaked.com/ we can't keep MS from seeing things, but this at least makes a user feel a little better. IMO closes some obvious holes that default setting leave wide open.

    I upgraded a Win7 Pro laptop to W10 Pro through windows update, no problems at all. There are those that swear by a "clean install" but I don't think it's needed in most cases. Unless you're really having issues I wouldn't do it.

    Good luck :)
    I have no issues too,I made a disk Image of the OS with Windows 10 updated, just that MS is offering an iso , might as well take advantage of it
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  7. Posts : 460
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    I also downloaded an iso primarily for repair capabilities, my desktop doesn't have a recovery partition. I wanted to be able to restore to a backup image if needed.

    It came in handy last night for my desktop, booted from the USB iso, took about 30 mins and I was back in business. I have it set to automatically take a backup image every week, if the worst happens you can recover in a half hour or so.

    The moral to the story is "Always have a backup/image available, the more recent, the better"
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  8. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    CmmTch said:
    I also downloaded an iso primarily for repair capabilities, my desktop doesn't have a recovery partition. I wanted to be able to restore to a backup image if needed.

    It came in handy last night for my desktop, booted from the USB iso, took about 30 mins and I was back in business. I have it set to automatically take a backup image every week, if the worst happens you can recover in a half hour or so.

    The moral to the story is "Always have a backup/image available, the more recent, the better"
    I have Acronis 19.0 2016 as a Backup Tool,i guess Windows is just as good, I think. Thanks for the share.
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