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  1.    31 Aug 2015 #20
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hello icpwolverine,

    I'm don't know if it will, but if you like, you can use the free Macrium Reflect to create a system image with to have handy if needed.
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  2.    05 Sep 2015 #21
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Virgina
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    Windows 10 Home

    Brink, do I need to follow this tutorial, because I created a USB using the MediaCreationTool X64. I used that one time to verify that it actually works. I assume I can use it again should something happen to the install of Win 10.

    Right after I converted from Win 7, I used Control Panel Back UP and Restore to create a back up on my external hard drive along with a bootable system image DVD. I used that DVD to Reset the computer once because Win 10 locked up and I could not use the start button. After I created the the USB I deleted the two folders that were created by the Back UP in Control Panel.

    I have no idea what would happen now, if I were to use the DVD. Would it reinstall Windows 10 or does it need those two files that I erased? And if it does work, would it be a clean install, no Windows Old folder?

    Finally, I keep all my files, pictures, music, vidieos, and documents on my external hard drive along with the install files for any program I need to reinstall after I do a reset, so I am not worried about recovering my files, but I would like to make something that would recreate what is on my computer now so I would not have to go to the store and get my apps or use the install programs stored on the external. What should I create to accomplish that?

    Thanks
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  3.    05 Sep 2015 #22

    Take my advice with a grain of salt but i have always used the built in "make a system image" tool in Windows 7 and 10 , never failed me .

    I downloaded the direct ISO from Brinks tutorial instead of using the media creation tool and it's on a disk . Whenever i want to reinstall, i stick that in the computer and have my bios to boot from the DVD drive , works great , then again i could be completely wrong since i am only a mediocre at best computer user.
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  4.    05 Sep 2015 #23
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1 pro upgraded to Windows 10 pro

    Quote Originally Posted by chrstdvd View Post
    I have no idea what would happen now, if I were to use the DVD. Would it reinstall Windows 10 or does it need those two files that I erased? And if it does work, would it be a clean install, no Windows Old folder?

    Finally, I keep all my files, pictures, music, vidieos, and documents on my external hard drive along with the install files for any program I need to reinstall after I do a reset, so I am not worried about recovering my files, but I would like to make something that would recreate what is on my computer now so I would not have to go to the store and get my apps or use the install programs stored on the external. What should I create to accomplish that?

    Thanks
    I'm not a pc geek but I did find the tutorial in the link useful... Provisioning Package - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums its suppose to help restore windows to a day one state meaning the day one state at time of doing the tutorial... give it a look I followed it but haven't fully tested it yet but watch the video on the tut... turn volume up otherwise its hard to hear the guy
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  5.    05 Sep 2015 #24
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    Virgina
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    Windows 10 Home

    icpwolverine
    , Thanks,but that is over of my paygrade.
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  6.    05 Sep 2015 #25
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    Virgina
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    fredc, Thanks but I think DVD I have is the same thing.
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  7.    05 Sep 2015 #26

    Quote Originally Posted by chrstdvd View Post
    fredc, Thanks but I think DVD I have is the same thing.
    You see, i told you i don't know what i'm talking about .
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  8.    05 Sep 2015 #27
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    Virgina
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    Windows 10 Home

    You may be right, that is why I asked if that DVD were truely what I think it is.
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  9.    06 Dec 2015 #28
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    UK
    Posts : 2,162
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    I've just obtained the latest Windows 10 64 bit ISO using the Media Creation Tool.

    The sources directory contains a 2.7GB install.esd file but no install.wim file.

    How do I get the install.wim file?
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  10.    06 Dec 2015 #29
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hello Steve,

    Yeah, the WCT will only have a .esd file.

    You can download an ISO from Microsoft TechBench using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below that will have a .wim file instead though.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
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