Windows 10: Windows media creation tool problem

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  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
       10 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows media creation tool problem


    Hello peeps,Ive had this problem where i would open the media creation tool,choose upgrade this PC and it would download,i left it to download and i looked and it was on 98% and i looked away for a bit looked back and i think it completed but it just shut down,no errors or messages telling me anything,so i started the tool again and it wants me to download it again,whats the problem?help please. Cam
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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       10 Apr 2016 #2

    What is your intention with Media Creation Tool ?
    Are you planning to install Windows 10 over your Windows 7 Home Premium ?

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    Open the Media Creation Tool link again > scroll down to Download Tool now and click the button.
    click Run > select Create installation media for another PC
    That will start downloading the iso to your computer.
    Make sure you know where the download is going to be saved to.

    After that, you have several choices:
    1. Burn the iso file to a bootable dvd or usb, and use it for a Clean Install.
    2. Use the iso file itself and do an In-place Upgrade Install.( use Step #7 )

    Whichever way you decide, make sure you create a Win 7 Home Premium installation disc, or a set of Recovery disks.
    That will be you "Plan B" in case things go awry.
    Last edited by davidhk; 10 Apr 2016 at 13:52.
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
    Thread Starter
       10 Apr 2016 #3

    Im trying to upgrade to win 10 from win 7 because my win 7 has a lot of problems and iv tried to fix them but i can't and i dont have a restore point or a installation disc and my os is OEM so i dont think i can install win 10 through a clean install because im not sure if my product key will work(Am i correct in saying that)Thats why i just wanted to upgrade so i didn't have to input a key.How can i create a plan B if i dont have a installation or recovery disc. Thanks alot.

    Cam
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  4. davidhk's Avatar
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       10 Apr 2016 #4

    First, see if you can follow the instructions and download the Windows 10 ISO file.
    Please post back afterwards.
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  5. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
    Thread Starter
       10 Apr 2016 #5

    Ok im downloading it through the media tool and il answer you tomorrow,but i still need to know how to make a plan B if i want to install the ISO,thanks.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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       10 Apr 2016 #6

    camthemanzx said: View Post
    i still need to know how to make a plan B if i want to install the ISO,thanks.
    How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ge-backup.html

    I cannot say for every make and model running Windows 7.
    In my Acer laptop which was preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium, there is an option to create a set of Factory Default disks. Mine requires 4 dvds.
    Open your Windows 7 > left side, click All Programs.
    Look for it. The terminology may be different, but the meaning( what it is for) should be obvious.
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  7. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
    Thread Starter
       10 Apr 2016 #7

    Is a system image the same as the factory things?I found this How to Create a Recovery Disk for a Dell Laptop Running Windows 8 - Data Recovery - Laptop Tech Support would it be that,and if so i wouldn't need to upgrade to win 10 if i could factory my win 7 no? I prefer win 7 anyways because i was only upgrading because i thought i had no other choice.Thanks a lot for taking the time to help me,im not very good with computers and your really helping my problem.

    Cam
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
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       10 Apr 2016 #8

    RE : Is a system image the same as the factory things?
    No. Completely different.

    System image is about "rolling back " the system to the condition when system image was created.
    "factory thing" is to set the system back to the very FIRST time it was taken out from the packing box. The way it was when came out from the factory.

    RE : I found this How to Create a Recovery Disk for a Dell Laptop Running Windows 8 - Data Recovery - Laptop Tech Support would it be that

    Is your computer a Dell ?
    You are running Win 7 . Yes ?
    Don't use something that is not applicable to your computer.
    I asked you to look for an option from All Programs list. Why don't you give it a go ?

    RE : I prefer win 7 anyways because i was only upgrading because i thought i had no other choice.

    I cannot find the tutorial compiled by our Admin, Brink.
    So, I have to give you this tutorial instead...........................
    How to stop Win 7 and Win 8 from downloading Win 10 automatically
    http://www.howtogeek.com/228551/how-...automatically/
    Last edited by davidhk; 10 Apr 2016 at 16:25.
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
    Thread Starter
       10 Apr 2016 #9

    Ok il check it out tomorrow and get back to you because im writing this from my phone
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  10. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
    Thread Starter
       11 Apr 2016 #10

    Okay i didn't really have time today,sorry for not responding but i did find out what my recovery program was(its the one i linked you to) but i think i installed it off my computer so I'm reinstalling it but go and error and it said updating PE environment(what does that mean because that got to 33% and has got stuck)I'm so sick of things going wrong one after the other ,iv had loads more problems before this just to get to where i am now.IL try again a different time tomorrow if i have time.Please feel free to suggest anything to help.Thanks.

    Cam
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