Windows 10: Can a a non-bootable DVD Windows 10 ISO do a clean install?

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  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    Can a a non-bootable DVD Windows 10 ISO do a clean install?


    My computer has been upgraded to Windows 10 and activated.
    I have a non-bootable DVD Windows 10 ISO.
    Is it possible to do a clean install with that non-bootable DVD disk?
    Any alternative to do a clean install?

    *** Heard imgburn can create a bootable DVD ISO, but after downloading the software then found it is infected,

    and decided not to install it.
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2

    Where did you downloaded from ?

    Windows 10
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3

    sn00ker said: View Post
    Where did you downloaded from ?
    Windows 10
    =================
    I don't recall exactly how it happened. Vaguely remember that after finishing the upgrade, it offers a chance to create a Windows 10 ISO disk - and remember it says one can keep only one copy of that disk. (Means, if one makes 2 copies, it will be illegal.)
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       07 Aug 2015 #4

    Learner99 said: View Post
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    I don't recall exactly how it happened. Vaguely remember that after finishing the upgrade, it offers a chance to create a Windows 10 ISO disk - and remember it says one can keep only one copy of that disk. (Means, if one makes 2 copies, it will be illegal.)
    An .iso file is usually an image of the original disc used by a CD/DVD burning program to create an exact copy of that disc. If the original was bootable so should be the copy. Is it possible your disc is only storage of the .iso file?

    As to "it offers a chance to create a Windows 10 ISO disk", I just finished my 6th Upgrade and have never been prompted with that choice, must be hiding somewhere and will go looking when time permits.

    I did get a bargain yesterday, our local Shopko has 8GB Verbatim Thumb drives for $3.88 [school supply sale], will work good for saving the factory restore instead of DVDs for those computers that can boot to USB.
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       07 Aug 2015 #5

    I like rufus for making bootable usb drives you,d be best doing as berton suggests and using a USB and making it bootable . There are many tools that can do this , rufus is my first choice as it makes the drive uefi gpt ready too and its quick .
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       07 Aug 2015 #6

    The answer to your question in no, the DVD or flash drive has to be bootable.
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  7.    07 Aug 2015 #7

    Reply to Berton: As I said in my post "I don't recall exactly how it happened."

    Reply to tamo: I did see the info on the web to make a bootable USB drive of Win 10 ISO. When I got into the bios to change the boot sequence, my computer doesn't have that kind choice (my computer is kind old.)

    Reply to Ztruker: Thank you very much for the information.

    Thanks to you all.
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  8.    07 Aug 2015 #8

    Andre Da Costa’s post on Microsoft Community:
    One can do a clean install from inside the upgraded Windows 10 computer.

    Andre’s words: “You can also initiate a clean install by doing the following:
    You can do a clean install a couple ways.
    Press Windows key + i
    Click Update and Security
    Click Recovery
    Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, click Get started”
    =====

    Reference:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-d8d0fcd79992

    Note: I tried that, but failed. It reached a screen “Choose your keyboard layout.” It has 30+ layouts and the first one is US – my screen got locked up, lost the mouse pointer. Unable to get out, I unplugged the power cabe. When turn the computer back on, it says nothing has been changed.

    Computers are different, if you want to do a clean install, you may try the above method – you may fail like I did, or you may pass the screen that locked my computer. (I failed, but the process did not do any damage to my computer.)
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  9.    09 Aug 2015 #9

    sn00ker said: View Post
    Where did you downloaded from ?
    Windows 10
    ==============
    Finally found this is how I got the non-bootable Windows 10 ISO dvd.
    The attached link is a canned reply (by MS support engineer) to the similar question asked by different users. What I saw was an earlier one and created my DVD – however the attached link is a more recent one (they are indentical).
    One needs a software that is capable to burn a Bootable Win 10 ISO. My disk burner came with the computer can not do that. Downloaded the Imgburn, but my virus detection software found it infected.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-cdaee5cc85ec
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  10.    09 Aug 2015 #10

    Learner99 said: View Post
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    Finally found this is how I got the non-bootable Windows 10 ISO dvd.
    The attached link is a canned reply (by MS support engineer) to the similar question asked by different users. What I saw was an earlier one and created my DVD – however the attached link is a more recent one (they are indentical).
    One needs a software that is capable to burn a Bootable Win 10 ISO. My disk burner came with the computer can not do that. Downloaded the Imgburn, but my virus detection software found it infected.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-cdaee5cc85ec
    Let me guess you try downloading IMG Burn version 2.5.8 , right ? If so, there has been people saying that version does have problems . What you need to do is use version 2.5.7 instead . You can get it from the website below, once you click download give it time to start up and then just do so ... See if that version works for you, its the same version I only use

    Download ImgBurn 2.5.7.0 for Windows - OldVersion.com
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