Since I’m a system image backup and recovery media person I need advice on selecting the best method to create Win10 fresh install media so I can save that media in case I ever need it in the future.
So far I have done this:
Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 / How to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10
I created 2 of them: one with system files included and the other without system files included
Even though I do not use the built-in either one of the Win10 system image backup programs, I created a System Repair disc just the same.
I use MRF for system image backups on a monthly basis and have created their Win PE Rescue onto a DVD-RW
I have 2 Win10 desktops that have been upgraded from their prior OS’s and they run fine: plus I plan on purchasing a Win10 Pro laptop in about a year.
--- I have a Win10 Pro desktop upgraded fromWin7 Pro with BIOS
--- A Win10 desktop upgraded from Win8.1 with UEFI
--- About a year from now I plan on buying a Win10 Pro laptop, which I imagine, will have UEFI
For creating Win10 install media (this is what I need advice on)
I have looked at
How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
Option One: Use Media Creation Tool to create Bootable Windows 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI
--- This looks interesting to me
I have also looked at
Windows 10 ISO Download / How to Download a Windows 10 ISO File
Option One: To Directly Download a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft TechBench
Option Two: To Download Windows 10 ISO using Media Creation Tool
I’ll use the appropriate procedure on each computer and just store the USB in case it’s ever needed.
--- Also I don’t mind creating up-to-date versions as time goes on
--- With whatever Microsoft does in the future I want o stay on top of what my computers need to stay up-to-date