Windows 10: MSMedia Creation Tool Question

  1.    08 Dec 2017 #1

    MSMedia Creation Tool Question


    Can the MS Media Creation Tool
    (on a usb stick) be used to boot
    a pc on startup, simply, withot having to go thru the complete w10 re-install that is in the Tool ?

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  2. Posts : 6,997
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       08 Dec 2017 #2

    The Media Creation Tool can make the install media as a bootable USB stick. When you boot from this, in addition to it's main function of installing Windows, it has the Advance Start up options such as booting to a command prompt, repairing your Windows, etc.

    It can be used to repair an existing install of Windows 10 that won't boot, but it can't be used as a way to start a Windows that's on the PC but can't boot up itself.
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  3. Posts : 959
    Windows 10 Professional
       08 Dec 2017 #3

    Hello, (Note: I apologize if this does not apply, but I will post what I think)

    I tried looking to see if you can do that (what I understood was to be able to load up the computer using a different Windows operating system, to be able to look at all the files on the computer, assuming you have issues loading Windows from the drive itself). I didn't find anything that lets you do that from that Media Creation Tool.

    Yet there are alternate ways to load up your hard drive to be able to copy/move/etc files from your drive. There's alternate an alternate operating system that you can use (Ubuntu, it's free) to load up the hard drive (as long as it's not encrypted). Also there's Active Boot Disk (it's not free) which uses the Windows operating system to run from that external device that Active Boot Disk is installed on. There's other free Windows-based operating systems that are free out there (that I cannot find right now) that can load up your drive.
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  4.    08 Dec 2017 #4

    pepanee said: View Post
    There's other free Windows-based operating systems that are free out there (that I cannot find right now) that can load up your drive.
    You mean like right here on this forum?
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Posts : 959
    Windows 10 Professional
       08 Dec 2017 #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    That is correct; You right.
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