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MS changes naming standard for MediaCreationTool to include big version number


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

Hi all!

 

For all big Windows 10 upgrades until now, MS has called its MediaCreationTool exe file just MediaCreationTool.exe, but now MS has changed the naming standard to include the big version number, and as such, it is now called MediaCreationTool1803.exe.

 

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:56 AM

Actually, that's quite helpful, at least if it "means what it says".

 

I have often wondered whether the "old" MediaCreationTool.exe was set up to grab whatever bits and bobs were needed to assemble the current Win10 ISO, whatever current happened to be, or whether they grabbed the parts that were current when that MediaCreationTool.exe was downloaded to your computer.  Does anyone know the answer to that?  I never tried creating a Win10 ISO for a later feature update version using a Media Creation Tool that I had downloaded significantly earlier.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 09:38 AM

Hi again, britechguy!
 
Thank you for the prompt and insightful reply! :)
 
Of course I always download the new version of the Media Creation Tool each and every time a new big version of Windows 10 is being launched, just to be sure it is worth burning a DVD (meaning that I know for sure that I actually get the newest big version of the MCT and Windows 10).

And this actually saves me the time of manually renaming the MCT exe files in order to keep them along with the ISO files as well as to keep track of their changing size on their respective DVDs. And in fact, this version (1803) of Windows 10 is a bit smaller than the previous version (1709), and a bit bigger than the 1703 version, but YMMV. :whistle:
 
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Edited by midimusicman79, 02 May 2018 - 11:28 AM.

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