Installing Windows 10 Pro from USB Stick

  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Nov 2015 #1

    Installing Windows 10 Pro from USB Stick


    So, I can't find anything online about this, and I hope someone here can help!

    I'm building my own PC from scratch, and I want to install Windows 10 Pro, I bought the key and everything seemed OK.

    When I installed the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft website, I run it and select the option for another PC. When I go to the dropdown box, however, there is only the options for Windows 10, and Windows 10 N. There is no option for Windows 10 pro. So I looked around online and found nothing. I did find that it would install Home instead of Pro, and that the key I have may not work to activate it, and upgrade to Pro.

    I just want to know a way to get Pro, and for it to work properly with the key I have, using what seems to be the weird version of the Media Creation Tool I have.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated! :)

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  2.    29 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi, first, this may help:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    Second, can you definitively confirm you purchased a key for Win 10 Pro?
    I see a price of $119.99.

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  3. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.168 and W10 Insider Build 18290
       29 Nov 2015 #3

    This tutorial may help:

    How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    Windows 10 is the correct choice. You may need to be on a PC with a PRO version of windows when you do the download.
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  4. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       29 Nov 2015 #4

    I know I have got the key for Windows 10, thank you for the links.
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  5. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1809 17763.55
       30 Nov 2015 #5

    I believe that the most recent version of the Media Creation Tool (for build 10586) gives you an installer that installs both Home and Pro.

    (I did it by download the TechBench ISO instead, but I think they're the same.)

    If that is what you have, you'll get the choice as to which version you're installing during the installation.

    (I think. I just ran it as an upgrade on 3 machines, 2 Pro 1 Home, and it automatically selected the matching version.)
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #6

    The current Media Creation Tool from the "Download Tool Now" button on this webpage will download a combined Home and Pro version:
    Windows 10

    So, if you select both 32 and 64 bit Windows 10 you will get a 4 in 1 installation USB - 32bit and 64bit each of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

    If you boot from the USB, it will always ask you if you want to install 32bit or 64bit (if you downloaded both). Then if it does not find a product key stored in the bios and you skip entering a product key it will then ask you if you want to install Home or Pro.
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  7. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       30 Nov 2015 #7

    Thank you very much for your help, I guess I will follow your instructions and see how it goes!
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