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  1.    28 Jan 2016 #1
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    create iso for w10


    Hi,
    upgraded W7 (clean install) to W10.
    on root C: have a folder C:\ESD\Windows that contains files and folders of DVD content (probably iso content, created during a setup) and related to reset if needed. See pic...
    The question:
    I want to create the iso containing these files and folders.
    I guess there is no problem to use it then for setting up W10 on VM.

    Can I create a bootable DVD or USB key from the same ISO?
    I saw other different options... I really want to know if my questions of using existing directory C:\ESD\Windows make sense.
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  2.    28 Jan 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Welcome to Ten-Forums.

    How did you upgrade to Windows 10 and when, was it through the downloaded files ? There has been a new build since November. What is total size of this folder, should be 3GB ? Looks like files there are correct can be burned to a DVD, but to make it on a USB Drive need to make it bootable. http://rufus.akeo.ie/

    Also use this for latest build https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
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  3.    28 Jan 2016 #3
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    after installing and activating W7 Pro (fresh), first thing, I opened IE and started upgrade process.
    Did it 2 days ago.
    here is the build:
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
    Size:3.04GB (3.269.516.967 bytes)
    So you say that I can burn the content of my C:\ESD\Windows to DVD. Correct? Would it be bootable by default?

    Also, I mentioned that I upgraded activated W7. I don't have a key for W10.
    Let say the computer will crash. Would the disk created from my ISO (I mean the content that I have on C: now) install OS that will be activated. Would it recognize the computer.
    If I will download ISO following your link it will be absolutely clean media no relation to previously existed installation...
    Am I wrong?
    Thanks.
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  4.    28 Jan 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by mla View Post
    after installing and activating W7 Pro (fresh), first thing, I opened IE and started upgrade process.
    Did it 2 days ago.
    here is the build:
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
    Size:3.04GB (3.269.516.967 bytes)
    So you say that I can burn the content of my C:\ESD\Windows to DVD. Correct? Would it be bootable by default?

    Also, I mentioned that I upgraded activated W7. I don't have a key for W10.
    Let say the computer will crash. Would the disk created from my ISO (I mean the content that I have on C: now) install OS that will be activated. Would it recognize the computer.
    If I will download ISO following your link it will be absolutely clean media no relation to previously existed installation...
    Am I wrong?
    Thanks.
    Part i do not understand was opening IE to upgrade. Seems like that content in C:\ESD is correct and if 3GB in size, but if want to just remove that and download the ISO and burn it to disc for future use that is best bet and you do have right build. Once burned to a DVD it will be bootable. Do not need a key to activate.

    Answer this so i understand completely, have you activated and installed Windows 10 yet ?
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  5.    28 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Part i do not understand was opening IE to upgrade. ...?
    Check "Tools" menu in IE. I guess it is or was functional in Win7?
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  6.    28 Jan 2016 #6
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    > have you activated and installed Windows 10 yet ?
    Absolutely.
    1. Installed W7PRO and activated with the original key.
    2. > Part i do not understand was opening IE to upgrade.
    After first login to Windows 7 and activation, I just opened IE and first page that came up was the invitation for Upgrading to shiny W10.
    The 10 became activated and it is logical...
    3. Now I don't get yours:
    "but if want to just remove that and download the ISO and burn it to disc for future use that is best bet and you do have right build. Once burned to a DVD it will be bootable. Do not need a key to activate. "
    My question would a DVD created from my files will install W10 that will be automatically activated on the same hardware?
    Probably yes...
    And I guess the ISO just downloaded from MS will require the KEY. That is logical too...
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  7.    28 Jan 2016 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Once activated on a genuine copy of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 you can do a clean install of Windows 10 on same PC again and again with activation. Also reset within Windows without a disc. Alright so you originally had Windows 7 Pro installed and activated then you took the upgrade and installed it from the download and activated it ?

    Just saying if already have windows 10 installed and activated can download the ISO from the link and create a disc or use files on PC, but i never saw it this way for me with those files created, so in case can download ISO keep that for future use in case of. Maybe i am missing something here.
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  8.    28 Jan 2016 #8
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    Usually like what you see in this tutorial, once downloaded get WindowsBT folder and can make an ISO from a install.esd file, but never seen it created already. ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File
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  9.    28 Jan 2016 #9
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    now running recoverydisk to 8GB stick.
    So I decided first to use our old friend "Acronis". I will capture my new W10 with all apps to attached HD.

    Then I want to experiment with created stick and play with DVD created from the directory mentioned above.
    Having Acronis image handy I can put my hands to W10 native Recovery utilities.
    Thanks.
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  10.    28 Jan 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by mla View Post
    now running recoverydisk to 8GB stick.
    So I decided first to use our old friend "Acronis". I will capture my new W10 with all apps to attached HD.

    Then I want to experiment with created stick and play with DVD created from the directory mentioned above.
    Having Acronis image handy I can put my hands to W10 native Recovery utilities.
    Thanks.
    So using Acronis to make a system image of Windows 10 in state it is in right now ? Only reason to have a copy of Windows 10 disc or bootable USB drive would be 1. To do a clean install 2. If issues booting up PC.
    Whatever you decide can free up that space it is using now being on the hard drive. Your Welcome !
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