Windows 10: DL'd ISO through mediacreationtool but it didn't recognize the USB...

  1.    11 May 2016 #1

    DL'd ISO through mediacreationtool but it didn't recognize the USB...


    I spent an entire day downloading the ISO file for Windows 8.1 through the mediacreationtool, my Internet connection's very slow so I had to take out the USB meanwhile and couldn't get the program to recognize it once I plugged it back in.

    I want to Factory Reset my computer and it won't let me without a drive/CD with Windows 8.1. What can I do to mitigate this problem? Did the program actually save the file it downloaded somewhere? Can I manually burn it into a USB drive or do I have to download it again? My Laptop's a Samsung notebook and it doesn't have a CD drive so burning the ISO into a DVD's out of the question. Can the ISO be burned into a USB drive without having to download it from mediacreationtool with the drive plugged in?

    I really want to reset my computer and I really don't get why Microsoft decided to make it so difficult to do so...
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  2. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       11 May 2016 #2

    LimboStudios,

    Suggestion :
    1. Download and save the Win 8.1 ISO file to your computer first.
    2. After download is completed, then burn the iso file to the USB flash drive.

    P.S. You have posted to Windows 10 forum.
    Please use this link www.eightforums.com to post your questions.
    Thank you.
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  3.    11 May 2016 #3

    davidhk said: View Post
    LimboStudios,

    Suggestion :
    1. Download the Win 8.1 ISO file to your computer first.
    2. After download is completed, then burn the iso file to the USB flash drive.

    P.S. You have posted to Windows 10 forum.
    Please use this link www.eightforums.com to post your questions.
    Thank you.
    Oh, sorry for that :s didn't really notice.
    Can I ask how do I burn the ISO file to a USB drive? The program only seems to let me burn it to a DVD.
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  4. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       11 May 2016 #4

    LimboStudios said: View Post
    Oh, sorry for that :s didn't really notice.
    Can I ask how do I burn the ISO file to a USB drive? The program only seems to let me burn it to a DVD.
    I personally use Windows USB/DVD Download Tool because of its simplicity. ANYONE can use it without problem. I have been using it since Win 7 days up to and including now, Windows 10. That's about 2 years.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...-download-tool

    There are other programs doing the same job, such as :
    Imgburn
    Rufus.
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  5. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       11 May 2016 #5

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    -- and --
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
    Use << OPTION THREE >>
    To Create a Bootable Windows 8 or 8.1 Installation USB with "Rufus"
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