Has the Media Creation Tool been UPDATED to the Anniversary Release?

  1. RoyBoyDenver's Avatar
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home - Insider Build 2004
       #1

    Has the Media Creation Tool been UPDATED to the Anniversary Release?


    Hell All!

    I'm new here and I'm already looking forward learning a lot from everyone.

    I have 4 computers in my little apartment here and they are all running Windows 10 Build 10586. A couple of these machines are going to have some issues with the new update, so I'm coming here for some advice and help as I go through the process.

    I would like to update them all using the Media Creation Tool. That tool will JUST update my Windows 10 installs, right? So my 1st question ... Is the current tool available for download on the Microsoft site the most current build? I had the Tool on a USB flash drive since last September and have used it on several computers ( Mine and others ), and last weekend I downloaded it again on a different flash drive. From what I've read, I'm guessing that it IS the new build, but I've also read that there are some problems with this Anniversary release. Will Microsoft be releasing fixes for some of these Anniversary release problems and will they then be updating the downloadable Tool? Should I wait and download it again in a day or two?

    OK, on to my 2nd question ... My main CPU (BigBoyDell) has some real problems with my User Profiles that I can not seem to resolve. I've decided that my best course to fix the current issues is to do a Clean Install from the MCT of this new build. The problem - or situation is that this CPU is Dual Core with (now) 4gig of memory and is capable of running the 64 bit, but it is currently installed with the 32 bit software. It is Activated and has it's digital entitlement. A clean install is suppose to accept that entitlement. But will changing from 32bit to the 64bit foul that up and cause me problems when the dust settles and my baby is ready to walk again? Does anyone have an opinion on this or know for a fact; "That should be NO PROBLEM Roy, go ahead and DO IT!" You know that's what I want to hear.

    Anyway ... Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give me on this. I'll be back real soon with other install questions and problems that I already know I'm facing. You know, sometimes my biggest problem is, I know just enough of what I'm doing to get me into some real trouble. And I'm then glad you are here.

    I'll be reading you
    RoyBoy
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,544
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #2

    So my 1st question ... Is the current tool available for download on the Microsoft site the most current build
    ---Yes(14393.0 let it search for updates to include the cumulative update to 14393.51, and it will install during the clean install)

    will changing from 32bit to the 64bit foul that up and cause me problems
    Not if your machine is capable to run 64bit OS's.
      My Computers

  3. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,012
    Windows10
       #3

    RoyBoyDenver said:
    Hell All!

    I'm new here and I'm already looking forward learning a lot from everyone.

    I have 4 computers in my little apartment here and they are all running Windows 10 Build 10586. A couple of these machines are going to have some issues with the new update, so I'm coming here for some advice and help as I go through the process.

    I would like to update them all using the Media Creation Tool. That tool will JUST update my Windows 10 installs, right? So my 1st question ... Is the current tool available for download on the Microsoft site the most current build? I had the Tool on a USB flash drive since last September and have used it on several computers ( Mine and others ), and last weekend I downloaded it again on a different flash drive. From what I've read, I'm guessing that it IS the new build, but I've also read that there are some problems with this Anniversary release. Will Microsoft be releasing fixes for some of these Anniversary release problems and will they then be updating the downloadable Tool? Should I wait and download it again in a day or two?

    OK, on to my 2nd question ... My main CPU (BigBoyDell) has some real problems with my User Profiles that I can not seem to resolve. I've decided that my best course to fix the current issues is to do a Clean Install from the MCT of this new build. The problem - or situation is that this CPU is Dual Core with (now) 4gig of memory and is capable of running the 64 bit, but it is currently installed with the 32 bit software. It is Activated and has it's digital entitlement. A clean install is suppose to accept that entitlement. But will changing from 32bit to the 64bit foul that up and cause me problems when the dust settles and my baby is ready to walk again? Does anyone have an opinion on this or know for a fact; "That should be NO PROBLEM Roy, go ahead and DO IT!" You know that's what I want to hear.

    Anyway ... Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give me on this. I'll be back real soon with other install questions and problems that I already know I'm facing. You know, sometimes my biggest problem is, I know just enough of what I'm doing to get me into some real trouble. And I'm then glad you are here.

    I'll be reading you
    RoyBoy
    Q1 - you have to create usb stick again using latest version of media creation tool (each verdion is OS major version specific).

    Q2 - unless pc is only 32 bit, it should be fine. At 4GB it is marginal whether it is worth going to 64 but on balance better. Recommend upgrading to 8GB minimum for 64 bit.
      My Computer

  4. RoyBoyDenver's Avatar
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home - Insider Build 2004
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you guys for the response ....

    Cereberus, I am aware that the 4 gig of memory is on the low end and marginal for running the 64 bit version. I just thought it would be the time to do the switch while I do the clean install on that machine. And I gather from both of you that I should have no problems with my Digital Entitlement being transferred to the new software.

    And - That is the only machine I'm going to do a clean install on. My other CPU's will get just the upgrade to the Anniversary Edition from the Media Creation Tool. As of late on Thursday night (8/11) none of my computers have received the upgrade from Microsoft so I'm going to go for it myself with the tool.

    The computer that I'm using right now is a Dell Inspiron Laptop. I have attempted to install the upgrade twice now directly from the Microsoft site, BUT .... each time the install has failed because I do not have enough room for the install. This Laptop has a 30gig SSD drive, which is really BARE BONES System / Boot / Program stuff. It has about 9 gig of free space, and the install tells me I need 20 gig of free space. So that is why I want to attempt the upgrade using my USB Media Creation Tool. If that does not work, then I'll be back here for more help in getting this Anniversary Upgrade installed on this machine.

    Thanks again - I'll be reading ya,
    RoyBoyDenver




    Cereberus
    Q1 - you have to create usb stick again using latest version of media creation tool (each verdion is OS major version specific).
      My Computer


 

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