Windows 10: Win 10 ISO Solved

  1.    01 May 2018 #1

    Win 10 ISO


    I just created the Spring Update 1803 USB ISO for use on 2 PC's Win10 Pro x 64 Bit.
    Question: I have a Laptop running 1709 Win 10 Home Edition x 64 Bit. Is it possible to upgrade the Laptop to 1803 using the same USB Win 10 Pro 1803? or should I create another ISO specifically for Win 10 Home Edition.
    BTW When I used the MCT to download 1803 I checked the box "Download Specific to this PC" I'm thinking I should leave the box unchecked.
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 May 2018 #2

    Yes you should be able to use it on any W10 PC.

    or

    No you do not have to create another Iso


    I would have unchecked the box, but I don`t think it will matter.
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  3.    01 May 2018 #3

    There is only one ISO. When you mount it and run setup, it will detect what edition is already installed and activated. So, no. There's no need to make a separate ISO for Home and Pro.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 May 2018 #5

    Stitch194 said: View Post
    When I used the MCT to download 1803 I checked the box "Download Specific to this PC" I'm thinking I should leave the box unchecked.
    Checked, the MCT makes an ISO for the bits (32 or 64) and language of the PC that runs it, untick the box and you can make any language or 'bits' you want. However you set up the MCT to make the ISO, it will always contain multiple versions, including Home and Pro.
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  6.    01 May 2018 #6

    Thanks members for your reassuring response. Your explanations is how I thought the ISO worked, I just wanted to confirm.
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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       01 May 2018 #7

    There's 3 choices provided by the MCT/Media Creation Tool, one for 32-bit/x86, one for 64-bit/x64 and the third is for both on the same bootable USB 8GB or larger [preferably 16GB] or an .iso file for use with a DVD+R/DL [Dual Layer] disc [holds nearly 8GB].
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  8. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,851
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 May 2018 #8

    Berton said: View Post
    There's 3 choices provided by the MCT/Media Creation Tool, one for 32-bit/x86, one for 64-bit/x64 and the third is for both on the same bootable USB 8GB or larger [preferably 16GB] or an .iso file for use with a DVD+R/DL [Dual Layer] disc [holds nearly 8GB].
    In addition, there's a choice of the base language for the install media.

    These days I download the ISO, it's more versatile. It's easy enough to make a bootable USB from the ISO if you need to do a clean install, but if you just want to upgrade you can mount the ISO as a virtual DVD drive and run Setup from there.

    Unexpectedly, the ISOs are getting smaller. My x86+x64 ISO for 1803 is 6.13GB, but the 1709 one was 7.07GB, probably due to Windows 10 S now being a mode rather than a separate version with its own install files.

    A 64-bit only ISO for 1803 would be 3.5GB, so that should still fit on a single layer DVD.
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