Windows Installation Media Creation Tool

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  1. remco8264

    remco8264 MDL Junior Member

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    Remove the [dot] in the links, I'm not allowed to post URLs yet.

    It seems Microsoft has added a new way of creating installation media.


    go[dot]microsoft[dot]com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=510815


    Compared to the original method it seems to have the following advantages:

    • You can select the architecture (x86/x64), language and edition that you want to download.
    • You don't have to enter the product key to download (at least not when running it on 8.1, haven't tested on earlier versions).
    • The installer now accepts Windows 8.0 product keys (both retail and OEM). You no longer have to upgrade via the Windows Store or use a generic key.

    Source: neowin[dot]net/news/how-to-create-windows-81-install-media-if-you-lost-your-install-disk
     
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  3. remco8264

    remco8264 MDL Junior Member

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    Sorry, hadn't seen that :eek:
     
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