Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is a tool that Microsoft has created to facilitate the installation of Windows 10, either from a DVD or from a Pendrive. We explain all the features of this great tool, and how you should use it correctly.
Windows 10 Media Creation Tool makes Windows 10 installation much easier
Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is offered for free for all users, you can download it from Microsoft's official website. It is a very light application that takes up little space, but it is tremendously functional when creating a Windows 10 installation medium. Once you have downloaded it, you can run it.
After running the application, we see how the interface loads in a few seconds. The first thing to do is accept the license terms in order to use the tool.
After accepting the license terms, the application gives us two options:
- Update Windows
- Create a Windows installation media
The first option allows us to upgrade to Windows 10 from previous versions such as Windows 8.1 . Although it is possible to do so, it is always recommended to do a clean installation of Windows. This is to avoid incompatibility problems that may appear, especially with drivers from previous versions that are not compatible with Windows 10.
If your previous installation of Windows is quite recent it may be a good idea to update, but if you have installed many drivers for a long time, it is better to opt for a clean installation to avoid problems and waste more time .
In this case, we are interested in the second option, which allows us to download the latest compilation of the Windows 10 installation image to create an installation DVD or USB stick. We can also save the downloaded ISO image, in this way we can use it again later without having to download it again. This ISO will be very useful if you want to do a Windows 10 installation in VirtualBox for example.
After that, we will have to choose the characteristics of our PC , basically the language we want it to have in Windows 10 that we install, the processor architecture and the Windows 10 edition. All modern processors are 64-bit so there really aren't many doubts in the options to mark. If you have a 32-bit processor, it will almost certainly not be compatible with Windows 10.
If we are going to install it on the same PC that we are using the tool, we can mark the option that appears at the bottom so that it can choose the appropriate options automatically.
The next step will be to select if we want to save the ISO image or we want to create a bootable pendrive with Windows 10 . In this case we choose the ISO image. After accepting, it will ask us where we want to save the file and it will download it from Microsoft's servers. Once it has been downloaded, we can burn the ISO image to a DVD, in this way we will always have a Windows 10 installation medium ready to use.
If we use the option to create a bootable USB with Windows 10, we will have to select the drive we want to use . After that, it will download all the files, a process that can take a long time depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
And this is it, after a little while you will have your Windows 10 ready to install and use, as you can see it is a very easy to use tool.