I encountered this error multiple times now:

  • I downloaded the Media Creation Tool from here
  • I used the tool to download Windows 10 (happened to me with 1803, 1809 and 19H1)
  • Plug it in the new PC and start the setup

The error occurs during the Windows installation. While it is extracting the files I get "Windows cannot install the required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070022". I tried different thumbdrives, redownloading Windows 10, changing USB ports (...) but nothing stops this error for me.

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Today I had a chat with the Microsoft Support and after explaining the problem they told me that this is a problem with the official Media Creation Tool. The support technician told me to download the ISO and burn it with Rufus and not with the MCT. I was pretty confused but it worked and he told me that this worked for others too.


  • Dowload Rufus and the MCT
  • Download the ISO using the MCT
  • Burn the ISO with Rufus
    • Partition Scheme: GPT
    • Target System: UEFI (non CSM)
    • File System: FAT32
    • Cluster Size: 16 kilobytes
    • Quick Format enabled
    • Create extended lable and icon files

I couldn't find any proper documentation or even forum discussion where this was resolved so I hope this helps.

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    What settings did you use in Rufus? Please add this to your answer. – Moab Oct 1 at 21:25
  • I added them, is this what you wanted? Those are pretty much the default settings. – creyD Oct 1 at 23:11
  • Yes, hopefully someone has a solution. – Moab Oct 2 at 0:38

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