Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




553 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#191005 19-Jan-2016 19:24
Send private message

Short story,

 

I need the Iso image to fix a bjorked* install of windows 10

 

Long story

 

Upgrading a win7/Ubuntu machine to 10, began install took for ever to get part way through then it rebooted as it was supposed to and ended up with Grub repair console, used windows 7 Disk to fix that, finally get back on track about 60% of the way through, and a power cut, now it won't go past the blue windows 10 logo and then drops out into a screen that says you need to use the installation media to fix this stuff.

 

Do i download the media creation tool? and if I use it will it create a suitable USB image for the borked machine and not the machine I am running the media creation tool on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Yes i know bjorked isn't a word, but thats the sound i made when it happened




'We love to buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.' WARREN ZEVON


Create new topic
5938 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #1474842 19-Jan-2016 19:32
Send private message

Yes and yes.




Sideface


5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1474843 19-Jan-2016 19:33
Send private message

The media creation tool will allow you to download a ISO file or create a DVD / USB drive. Personally I  download the ISO, then create which ever is required, that way you have the ISO for future use.   If you wanted to download just the ISO, MS have another option, scroll down the page a little on https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench

 
 
 
 




553 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1475016 20-Jan-2016 06:36
Send private message

Cheers guys i have downloaded the iso, as The Media creator kept running into a bug everytime i tried to select the USB option,

 

 

 

Hopefully I'll get this sorted tonight





'We love to buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.' WARREN ZEVON


xpd

Budget Gamer
10608 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1475048 20-Jan-2016 08:36
Send private message

I tend to get the ISO then use Rufus to put it onto USB.





XPD^ / DemiseNZ

 

Blog         Free Games        Twitter

 

My TradeMe Goodies

 

Disclaimer - It wasn't me, the dog ate my keyboard, my account was hacked, I was drunk, ALIENS.


1508 posts

Uber Geek


  #1475064 20-Jan-2016 08:50
Send private message

Funnily enough, if you still had only linux, going to the media creation tool link tells you that you can't download the MCT as you are on a non windows PC, but would you like an ISO instead. You can then just download the ISO, write it to usb or DVD and install it. Worked great for my desktop at home.





Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B




553 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1477077 22-Jan-2016 21:04
Send private message

Ok, i'm back

 

After downloading windows a couple of times and writing about 5 usb drives, i discovered it won't boot into the windows usb, unless I disconnect the computers optical drive(I didn't have any dvds anyway).

 

When the optical drive is disconnected the usb boots but the only options I get are to try boot my existing install or a new install

 

I went into the new install bit and tried the repair option but that made no difference, and i tried most of the troubleshooting options i could find.

 

I wouldn't mind a fresh install(although i don't want to lose the installed guff I have, but oh well) i am just worried as my computer had only an oem key on it, and windows 10 never finished installing, which is apparently a prerequisite to doing a clean install.

 

 

 

 





'We love to buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.' WARREN ZEVON


5938 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #1477083 22-Jan-2016 21:16
Send private message

Morgenmuffel:

 

<snip>

 

I wouldn't mind a fresh install (although i don't want to lose the installed guff I have, but oh well) i am just worried as my computer had only an oem key on it, and windows 10 never finished installing, which is apparently a prerequisite to doing a clean install. 

 

If you had a legit activated version of Windows 7 before you started, then you can do a fresh install of Windows 10 and enter your Windows 7 key.

 

If you had Win 7 Home you can activate Win 10 Home - If you had Win 7 Pro then you can activate Win 10 Pro.





Sideface


Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.