How to create a Windows 10 bootable install disk?


  1. Posts : 151
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    How to create a Windows 10 bootable install disk?


    I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable Windows 10 that I downloaded from Microsoft before the end of July.

    Just for yucks, I'd also like some advice on how to back-up Windows and some of my more important files onto OneDrive or Google Drive.
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    jayv2251 said:
    I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable Windows 10 that I downloaded from Microsoft before the end of July.

    Just for yucks, I'd also like some advice on how to back-up Windows and some of my more important files onto OneDrive or Google Drive.
    I'm assuming that means you have an ISO file for Windows 10? If yes, then you put a blank DVD-R disk in the disk drive, right click on the ISO file and select Burn Disc Image
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I'm assuming that means you have an ISO file for Windows 10? If yes, then you put a blank DVD-R disk in the disk drive, right click on the ISO file and select Burn Disc Image
    Should redownload iso as that will be old 1511 version not newer 1607 version.
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    Will that be bootable if I right click and select burn ISO? The newer version? I thought the cut off for free Windows 10 upgrades was the last day of July 2016, not the Anniversary version that came out in August. FYI, I'd been talking about this way back in May, re-read that thread and downloaded ShowKeyPlus so I can get the OEM Key from my system (originally 8.1).

    Bit off topic, it's been a while since I was this involved with Windows. Do they (the Windows development crew)still make a "power toys" add-on for Windows 10? Some of those were great!
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    All Windows ISO files from Microsoft are self-contained bootable. You don't need Rufus or anything else. Right click and burn image from disc will create a bootable DVD. Format a USB flash drive as FAT32, mark the partition on it as "active", mount the Windows ISO file and copy the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive and it will be bootable - both UEFI and legacy BIOS.

    The "official" free upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to Windows 10 is over, but brand new upgrades are still activating for free. But that does not apply to a computer that has already been upgraded. Computers that have already been upgraded have a digital license stored on MS activation servers based upon the unique ID of the motherboard and new Windows 10 installations on those same computers will activate by sending the hardware ID to MS activation servers and retrieving that digital license - as long as the same version (Home or Pro) is re-installed.

    To get the updated ISO file:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Posts : 151
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    Thanks again NavalLCR! I'll burn that off this afternoon then. A few weeks back I'd actually gotten lucky and bought a 15 pack of Sony DVD+R's for $2 from Walgreens discontinued rack. I'd do the flash drive option, but I don't have an transport to or the cash to buy any right now. Once I get back to work, get a vehicle I'll hit up Best Buy or Micro center and move it to flash, save some DVD space. Love those drives, but the biggest empty one I have right now is only 2GB in capacity.

    Side note: The option to right click a file with the option to burn to disc is only for iso images? I had a bunch of other files I was backing up, and had several other steps to go through to burn off stuff.
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    jayv2251 said:
    Side note: The option to right click a file with the option to burn to disc is only for iso images? I had a bunch of other files I was backing up, and had several other steps to go through to burn off stuff.
    Right click and burn to disc is only for ISO files. To put other files on a DVD, you need to put a blank DVD in the drive and it's drive letter should show up. Then you drag and drop or copy and paste the files and folders you want to put on the DVD to the drive letter for it. Then right click on the drive letter and click burn disc (or something like that, been a while).
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    I'm sure the method you mentioned to use for files other then iso spec. In another thread, I was asking about video conversion software. I was using a program called "Convert X to DVD". We've a really picky dvd player, and the PS3 is a bit finicky as well. Attempted to burn off some video files, and the sound stuttered a bit on the PS3. Wouldn't even work on my laptop at all. The Toshiba player that came with computer refused to play, kicking out a "TDEV025" error before shutting down.
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