Create installation media for Windows

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Bat21UK, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Bat21UK

    Bat21UK MDL Novice

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    Hi all
    When you make a install media, can that be use to install on other devices
    so say I make the media on my surface pro 4 can the media then been installed on my desktop or will I have to make the media on the desktop as well
    I hope that make sense
    Big thanks :)
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Should work on other devices too (if done properly).
     
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  3. Bat21UK

    Bat21UK MDL Novice

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    so the media have nothing to do with activation ie activation file is not on media
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Nope. Activation key from MSDM table in BIOS/UEFI is gathered automatically during setup, no need for any files on the media itself.
     
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  5. Bat21UK

    Bat21UK MDL Novice

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    Big Thanks for the info
     
  6. galdo

    galdo MDL Novice

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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I don't know what video you are talking about (it probably is made by someone who doesn't know about the capabilities of win 8.1/10 Multiple Editions (or MCT) OEMRET iso's).

    First, for being able to repartition during windows setup you need to boot from the USB/DVD and install from there.

    You can't select Pro because you probably have MSDM for Home in the bios, 8.1/10 Multiple Editions/MCT iso's check if there is a MSDM inside the bios, when it's for Home, setup autoselects Home and skips the sku selection.

    For being able to install another sku from the iso on such OEM systems you need an ei.cfg which enables you to select the desired sku during install.
    Example working ei.cfg:
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    The ei.cfg has to be in the "sources" folder on the ISO/USB/DVD.
     
  8. galdo

    galdo MDL Novice

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    Thanks.. I didn't realise I forgot to include the link. I have included the link now.

    I am booting off the USB.

    I will have to look into this "MSDM for Home in the bios" thing.. I didn't see anything in the ACPI/BIOS about that..

    My USB created from win10 media creation tool doesn't have \sources\ei.cfg

    I don't know if I should add the file?
     
  9. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    Yes..You create that file with notepad.
     
  10. Excalibur0076

    Excalibur0076 MDL Junior Member

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  11. Excalibur0076

    Excalibur0076 MDL Junior Member

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    Oh ok i see but i`m sure that could be inserted. I understand now.