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Topic # 191005 19-Jan-2016 19:24
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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




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  Reply # 1474842 19-Jan-2016 19:32
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Yes and yes.




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  Reply # 1474843 19-Jan-2016 19:33
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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

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1475016 20-Jan-2016 06:36
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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





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  Reply # 1475048 20-Jan-2016 08:36
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I tend to get the ISO then use Rufus to put it onto USB.





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  Reply # 1475064 20-Jan-2016 08:50
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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.





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  Reply # 1477077 22-Jan-2016 21:04
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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.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1477083 22-Jan-2016 21:16
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Morgenmuffel:

 

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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.





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