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Do you format the flash drive before downloading the Media Creation Tool?


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#1 sportsfan1

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:02 PM

Hi,
If your USB flash drive has data on it...do you have to format the USB flash drive manually in windows (right click and format) before downloading the Windows Media Creation Tool to create the Windows 10 Bootable USB flash drive installation media?
I'm wondering if you guys format the drive to empty it first. I dont know if it is necessary or not. If it is what selections should I make ...FAT32 and choose default allocation unit size?

 



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#2 Moritz30

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

AFAIK you don't have to format it first however it will be formatted by the Media Creation Tool.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:09 PM

Yes, what the member said above me is correct. The Media Creation Tool will do all the formatting for you.



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 03:11 PM

ts a bit confusing because on the Microsoft website instructions..it says to use a blank USB flash drive...with the word blank highlighted in deep black....but then goes on to say everything will be deleted. So I was wonderingt if you didn't format it manually first that there might be problems



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 03:16 PM

ts a bit confusing because on the Microsoft website instructions..it says to use a blank USB flash drive...with the word blank highlighted in deep black....but then goes on to say everything will be deleted. So I was wonderingt if you didn't format it manually first that there might be problems

They just say that so you don't loose any important data


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