Unable to create installation from media creation tool on Win7  


  1. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home Edition
       #1

    Unable to create installation from media creation tool on Win7


    I am currently running Win7 Ultimate service pack 1 and am trying to create an installation of Win10 on a flash drive before I replace some parts inside my PC that will require an OS refresh. Unfortunately I am stuck at this screen.

    Unable to create installation from media creation tool on Win7-screenshot-2015-11-15-23.26.06.png

    I am sure my OS version is activated and I have extracted my windows key via Magical Jelly Bean finder but it rejected that key. What do I do, what's the issue here?

    P.S. any PC stats linked to this account are a different piece of hardware
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 3,421
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #2

    Is Windows 7 activated? To check that right-click on My Computer and select Properties. You can use the Windows DVD/USB Download Tool to create your USB drive from the Windows 10 ISO. If your ISO is damaged, you can download it from Microsoft Tech Bench. Just be careful to download the right language, or you won't be allowed to upgrade and you will be offered a clean-install only. On the Tech Bench site, "English" is English US and "English International" is English GB (British English, cannot upgrade US English Windows).
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter
       #3

    spapakons said:
    Is Windows 7 activated? To check that right-click on My Computer and select Properties. You can use the Windows DVD/USB Download Tool to create your USB drive from the Windows 10 ISO. If your ISO is damaged, you can download it from Microsoft Tech Bench. Just be careful to download the right language, or you won't be allowed to upgrade and you will be offered a clean-install only. On the Tech Bench site, "English" is English US and "English International" is English GB (British English, cannot upgrade US English Windows).
    i was 100% sure it is activated until this happened..i don't have any implication anywhere else on my PC that it's not activated. this is what My Computer's properties look like

    Unable to create installation from media creation tool on Win7-screenshot-2015-11-16-11.42.13.png

    also how do I double-check which language i chose? i'm pretty sure i picked international but would just like to check
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  4. Posts : 4,070
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 11
       #4

    How are you running the setup media in order to get to that product key screen ?? Bootable media or by running setup.exe from within your Host win7U OS
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  5. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #5

    arisutan said:
    i was 100% sure it is activated until this happened..i don't have any implication anywhere else on my PC that it's not activated. this is what My Computer's properties look like
    I think on 7 you should have a blue icon at the bottom saying genuine if it is activated - like this:

    Unable to create installation from media creation tool on Win7-iu.png

    Try running slmgr /xpr from command prompt and see what it says...
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  6. Posts : 3,421
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #6

    The missing blue Genuine icon, usually means that a known utility (cannot tell that here) has been used to disable Windows Activation Technologies. So Windows is not activated, just the relevant message is disabled and allows you to login without warning or removing your wallpaper. To upgrade to Windows 10 you must undo any changes to WAT and activate Windows 7. Your other option is to clean-install Windows 10, but then you won't be able to activate them legally.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Kyhi said:
    How are you running the setup media in order to get to that product key screen ?? Bootable media or by running setup.exe from within your Host win7U OS
    I am running the GetWindows10-sds.exe that I downloaded from Windows' website
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  8. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter
       #8

    lx07 said:
    I think on 7 you should have a blue icon at the bottom saying genuine if it is activated - like this:

    Unable to create installation from media creation tool on Win7-iu.png

    Try running slmgr /xpr from command prompt and see what it says...
    yeah i don't see that :/
    "'slmgr' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter
       #9

    spapakons said:
    The missing blue Genuine icon, usually means that a known utility (cannot tell that here) has been used to disable Windows Activation Technologies. So Windows is not activated, just the relevant message is disabled and allows you to login without warning or removing your wallpaper. To upgrade to Windows 10 you must undo any changes to WAT and activate Windows 7. Your other option is to clean-install Windows 10, but then you won't be able to activate them legally.
    oh, gosh..i got my brother to do it so i just assumed he reinstalled our age-old valid copy of home premium. i was wondering why it said ultimate...
    alright, i will fix this, thanks guys!
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #10

    Try downloading the iso from here Tech Bench - you can activate 10 home with your 7 home premium key.
      My Computer


 

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