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Need advice for “best” Win10 install media


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#1 cmptrgy

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 02:13 PM

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

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4200-recovery-drive-create-windows-10-a.html

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

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2376-usb-flash-drive-create-install-windows-10-a.html

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

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9230-windows-10-iso-download.html

Option One: To Directly Download a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft TechBench

Option Two: To Download Windows 10 ISO using Media Creation Tool

 

Advice please

 

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



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 03:44 PM

 Take a look at the Media Creation Tool here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 .  That'll give you what you want.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 05:31 PM

Thanks Niweg, I will do that.



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 12:33 PM

Thanks Niweg. It went well and the computer runs just like new as I expect it to.

--- Actually I didn't just create the media, I downloaded and installed the ISO because I wanted to see how it goes

--- I had a MR system image backup ready in case it would be needed


Edited by cmptrgy, 13 July 2016 - 12:41 PM.





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