Trouble downloading Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ceo54, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    Hay!
    I started downloading Win 10 with the Media Creation Tool yesterday, left the PC running overnight and slept. When I woke up, the PC was running but the tool wasn't. I checked the USB (the option that I selected while installing the tool) and it was empty, not even a single byte in the USB. I tried to run the tool again to download but it gives me error "Restart your PC and re-install Win 10"

    What are my options?

    Thanks.
     
  2. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    #2 odiebugs1, Aug 14, 2015
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    Have you tried a restart and then the tool again ? and flash is removed correct ?.

    Run the tool again but pick ISO, this will just DL the ISO, then you can burn it later. You can just upgrade from it also. What do you have for internet speed ?.
     
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  3. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    Did a restart, same error. I thought it might have to do something with the registry so I did a system restore, again same error.

    Flash is inserted right in the slot since yesterday. Didn't even touch it.

    Can't, tool's not starting up, that's the problem.

    Also, If I do get an ISO, can I extract the content with Winrar and transfer to USB, will it be bootable?

    My internet speed, capped at 512kbps after 200 GB.
     
  4. odiebugs1

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    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    #5 odiebugs1, Aug 14, 2015
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    You can just extract to a folder to your desktop and run the setup.exe to upgrade, and burn it for a clean install down the road.

    Remember must upgrade first, then wait, make sure it gets activated. Then you can clean install.

    Don't insert any key when doing a clean install.
     
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  6. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    I'll try removing the USB.

    Don't want to use any tool to make bootable USB drive.

    I've Win 8.1 files extracted in a folder (source unknown) just copied it from a USB of a friend. The files in the folder include bootmgr & bootmgr.efi

    Whenever I've to re-install, I just format my USB and copy the contents of the folder and boot it from the bios. Works fine.

    Am I not getting the two mentioned files in the ISO?
     
  7. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    You'll get them. If you can boot from it, then no you can just copy to it.
     
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  8. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #8 Joe C, Aug 14, 2015
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    What size is your USB drive?
    The minimum size for just one version is 4gb. If you want both the 64 and 32 bit version then I think you'll need a 16gb drive
     
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    Also try to run media creation as admin
     
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  11. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    If the tool works, I'll create a bootable USB, for later re-installs, I'll just copy the contents of the USB and save in the folder, whenever I need 'em I'll just copy all the contents to USB.

    If I download an ISO image, I'll extract all the contents and make a bootable USB without any tool.

    I'm gonna do a clean install from day one and not upgrading it.

    Thanks Odie for all the help, much appreciated :)
     
  12. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    I apologies but I didn't understand
     
  13. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    #15 ceo54, Aug 15, 2015
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    Which edition of the Windows will I be getting from the Tech Bench download page?

    Or will it be the key, that I insert during installation, which determine which edition will be installed.

    I like home edition but I've read that it won't let me disable automatic updates, I've to install 'em on Microsoft's will, so I plan on going Pro.
     
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    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...nd-Upgrading?p=1089633&viewfull=1#post1089633
     
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  15. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    Not gonna upgrade, I'll rather use KMSAuto to activate it from the very beginning.
     
  16. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    I looked at the post but couldn't find the answer.

    The download page at Techbench says:

    That means It's both i.e home plus Pro, it's just the key that will determine which one will be installed, right?
     
  17. EFA11

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    then dont upgrade, but it can create the iso for you anyway.

    still prefer the MS pre-made ISO however its used.