1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 89
    W 10 Pro x64
       12 Jul 2016 #1

    How to create an install disk


    Hi

    I have searched the tutorials but cannot find a "how to" for creating a W10 Install disk, I installed W10 from the free online upgrade link.

    Would someone please post a link to a "how to"

    Thanks

    Daniel
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       12 Jul 2016 #2

    I would like to know that also. Until Windows 10 for many years I have always had a physical install disc. Not having one now makes me nervous.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,372
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       12 Jul 2016 #3

    Hello,

    If you like, you could create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 89
    W 10 Pro x64
       12 Jul 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello,

    If you like, you could create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10
    Thanks Brink but I am much happier with a DVD Disk as I have proper storage facilities for them, USB's
    tend to get lost round here.

    Cheers

    Daniel
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,849
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Jul 2016 #5

    daniellouwrens said: View Post
    Thanks Brink but I am much happier with a DVD Disk as I have proper storage facilities for them, USB's
    tend to get lost round here.

    Cheers

    Daniel
    Download the ISO file using either the Media Creation Tool (and the save ISO file for DVD option), or from Microsoft Tech Bench. In Windows 10 right click on the ISO file and select Burn disc image.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       12 Jul 2016 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello,

    If you like, you could create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10
    I did that yesterday actually, and burned to a USB flash drive. So if my Win 10 fails, all I have to do is boot up on the USB and I am back to a clean install of W 10. Seems simple. Correct?

    I assume that what will be installed will be a clean W 10, like installing it by buying W 10 - no programs, nor settings (except default). Correct?

    The problem with re-installation solutions is that it is not possible to test whether what has been set up, ready for a failure, will actually work, without overwriting your (still working normally) setup. I guess that is inevitable (but I have heard of a virtual computer setup that could run in parallel for testing, but that perhaps is being over cautious).
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,849
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Jul 2016 #7

    Stevekir said: View Post
    I did that yesterday actually, and burned to a USB flash drive. So if my Win 10 fails, all I have to do is boot up on the USB and I am back to a clean install of W 10. Seems simple. Correct?
    Correct

    Stevekir said: View Post
    I assume that what will be installed will be a clean W 10, like installing it by buying W 10 - no programs, nor settings (except default). Correct?
    Also correct.

    Stevekir said: View Post
    The problem with re-installation solutions is that it is not possible to test whether what has been set up, ready for a failure, will actually work, without overwriting your (still working normally) setup. I guess that is inevitable (but I have heard of a virtual computer setup that could run in parallel for testing, but that perhaps is being over cautious).
    Boot the computer from your installation media. When you get to the screen that asks for an Upgrade install or a custom install, select custom install. The next screen should present a list of hard drives installed and the partitions on the hard drives. Then you can remove the installation media and reboot your computer. That will at least tell you the computer will boot from it and see your drives.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 89
    W 10 Pro x64
       14 Jul 2016 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Download the ISO file using either the Media Creation Tool (and the save ISO file for DVD option), or from Microsoft Tech Bench. In Windows 10 right click on the ISO file and select Burn disc image.
    Hi

    I did that and all is good, up and running again.

    Thanks for your help.

    Cheers

    Daniel
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,372
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       14 Jul 2016 #9

    Great news.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       14 Jul 2016 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Correct


    Correct.


    Boot the computer from your installation media. When you get to the screen that asks for an Upgrade install or a custom install, select custom install. The next screen should present a list of hard drives installed and the partitions on the hard drives. Then you can remove the installation media and reboot your computer. That will at least tell you the computer will boot from it and see your drives.
    Thanks. Very clear and helpful.
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