1.    21 Feb 2016 #1
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    W10 pro ISO media creator tool


    I am trying to keep a USB with latest build of W10 pro handy . I only have a much earlier build of w10 pro .
    I always like to have one in case I need to do a clean install on my laptop which was updated from win 7 pro to win 10 pro .
    However when I use the Microsoft site to DL win10 pro I am only able to see win 10 home .

    Can anyone tell me if I can select win10 pro ISO to create a USB .

    I am familiar with installation methods and media creation tool etc ( I use rufus to create a bootable USB from the ISO )

    Thank you kindly for any help .
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  2.    21 Feb 2016 #2
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    Hi, the iso you download is not continually updated. That is, currently as far as I know you can still only download build 10580 from November last. Thus if the iso you have is that build, that's current.

    In general Windows updates are now cumulative, so to get from that build to current update is then a minimal number of Windows updates.

    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
    From which:
    "The ISO created by the Media Creation Tool contains both the Home and Pro editions.

    Your digital entitlement or product key determines if Home or Pro gets installed during Windows Setup.

    If you skip entering a product key during Windows Setup, then you will be prompted to select to install the Home or Pro edition."

    Note another use for bootable Windows media is the repair procedure
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    21 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, the iso you download is not continually updated. That is, currently as far as I know you can still only download build 10580 from November last. Thus if the iso you have is that build, that's current.

    In general Windows updates are now cumulative, so to get from that build to current update is then a minimal number of Windows updates.

    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
    From which:
    "The ISO created by the Media Creation Tool contains both the Home and Pro editions.

    Your digital entitlement or product key determines if Home or Pro gets installed during Windows Setup.

    If you skip entering a product key during Windows Setup, then you will be prompted to select to install the Home or Pro edition."

    Note another use for bootable Windows media is the repair procedure
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    This is very helpful thanks .
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  4.    22 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamo View Post
    I am trying to keep a USB with latest build of W10 pro handy . I only have a much earlier build of w10 pro .
    I always like to have one in case I need to do a clean install on my laptop which was updated from win 7 pro to win 10 pro .
    However when I use the Microsoft site to DL win10 pro I am only able to see win 10 home .

    Can anyone tell me if I can select win10 pro ISO to create a USB .

    I am familiar with installation methods and media creation tool etc ( I use rufus to create a bootable USB from the ISO )

    Thank you kindly for any help .
    The standard is dual home/pro.

    No need to create usb using rufus. You can just create usb drive directly using media creation tool.
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