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  1.    09 Jan 2016 #1
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    Media Creation Tool Question


    I have a USB installation thumb drive that I created using the Media Creation Tool back in August 2015 to clean install on a new laptop.
    I may have the time I need to upgrade my desktop and I am preparing everything I need for a clean install.

    Will I need to create a new, updated USB installation stick to have all the most recent files and updates for installation of the latest build, or does it not matter and the old stick will work just the same?

    TIA
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  2.    09 Jan 2016 #2
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    use old stick to get the windows 10 latest version.
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  3.    09 Jan 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    I have a USB installation thumb drive that I created using the Media Creation Tool back in August 2015 to clean install on a new laptop.
    I may have the time I need to upgrade my desktop and I am preparing everything I need for a clean install.

    Will I need to create a new, updated USB installation stick to have all the most recent files and updates for installation of the latest build, or does it not matter and the old stick will work just the same?

    TIA
    Create a new USB stick.
    The one you have is version 10240.
    The current version is 10586.
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  4.    09 Jan 2016 #4
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    I guess seniority rules and I should create a new stick!
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  5.    09 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    I guess seniority rules and I should create a new stick!
    LOL - more like MS rules on this. The only thing the 10240 stick you are starting with would do is give you clean install, or in-place-upgrade repair, or (possibly as is) DISM /source repairs of the 10240 build. To install, upgrade, or repair the current build 10586, you'd need to do as davidhk suggests.
    Last edited by Word Man; 09 Jan 2016 at 20:03. Reason: Build number typo
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  6.    09 Jan 2016 #6
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    Only thinking of clean install.
    Thanks
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  7.    09 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    Only thinking of clean install.
    Thanks
    It does not matter how you use it, be it upgrade install or clean install.
    If you want version 10586, you will need to create a new USB downloaded with 10586.
    The one you have will give you 10240.
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  8.    09 Jan 2016 #8
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    Got it. Thanks!
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  9.    09 Jan 2016 #9
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    I wouldn't go to 10586. To many problems with it. Stick with 10240.
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  10.    09 Jan 2016 #10
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    I would go to build 10586 as soon as you can. Better than original 10240 on ten computers in my household.
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