Windows 10: Media Creation Tool will not run Solved

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  1.    05 Aug 2015 #11

    I created the ISO from a Ultimate 64bit system & then used the ISO burned to a DVD to upgrade my laptop also running win7 Ultimate x64. I've ditched the windows anyways as its far to buggy & inconsistent.
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  2.    08 Aug 2015 #12

    DRepke said: View Post
    The Media Creation Tool will NOT run at all on my Windows 7 Ultimate desktop and my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with Windows 8.1. When I try to run it, nothing happens after clicking the message that allows it run. I know it does not start immediately but I have successfully run it on two other PCs with Windows 8.1. I've spent the better part of the last four days trying to get the Windows 10 upgrade installed on my desktop. After starting the "tool", I've even let the PC sit overnight to see if it would ever start to run. It never does. I've rebooted numerous times and I've also tried running it from that PC, from a network drive and from a USB drive ("Run as Administrator" does NOT work either). Nothing works. I was able to create both a USB and DVD setup disk using the Media Creation Tool on a different Windows 7 Ultimate PC so I've also tried using both of those options to upgrade my desktop PC. If I boot from either the USB drive or the DVD, I can install a new copy of Windows 10 but, of course, cannot enter a product key that works so that does not help. However, if I boot normally and then run Windows 10 setup.exe from either the USB or DVD, it does NOT run at all (just like with the Media Creation Tool). For a brief moment the other day, I thought I might have found the problem... I forget that I was starting to run low on disk space on that SSD. It was down to 21.6Gb available which, I think, should have been enough disk space but it might be borderline. So I did manage to get the free disk space to more 50Gb. That, however, did NOT help at all. I've tried about every possible scenario multiple times and have gotten nowhere over the last four days. I even tried Microsoft chat support yesterday but started off with 454 people in front. I wasn't in front of my computer when my turn finally arrived -- so I missed it. Haven't tried it again but don't expect much from that anyway. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    I have the same problem. Media Creation Tool will not run. Download from a PC already updated will not run setup.
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    windows 7 64bit professional
       08 Aug 2015 #13

    TheDude23112 said: View Post
    I have the same problem. Media Creation Tool will not run. Download from a PC already updated will not run setup.
    same problem here, nothing seems to work.
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  4.    08 Aug 2015 #14

    try the MS ISO download -

    link is to ISO, not media creation tool
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  5.    19 Sep 2015 #15

    good try, but no cigar. Media Creation Tool whether run from usb

    or from desktop flashes onscreen for a few seconds and then unloads. Ran sfc scannow and restore health. All is fine.

    Time to do clean install of win 8.1 tomorrow.


    VsUK1981 said: View Post
    You need to delete the 2 hidden folders on your c:\ directory before allowing it to run if it developed an error. Go to search on your start menu & type in folder options & then open it. Click on view tab & then check show hidden files. Click OK & then go to your C drive & you should see 1 maybe 2 folders that are faded names $Windows.~BT & $Windows.~WS Delete both of those. If you have system security enabled like the UAC or other forms. Right click on the Media Creation Tool & click on Run as Administrator. This will then prevent it being paused to await on user security prompt checks. A friend had this problem & this resolved this for him!

    Also.. A time when submitting a threat or reply. Use the Enter key after a couple of full stops to make it an easy read because I read about 6 or 7 lines until I just lost interest in trying to keep track reading the rest
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