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Windows 11 Media Creation Tool, error 0x8007010B 0xA0003. What can I do?

pic The process fails during media creation, the download completes successfully The flash drive I'm using is 16 GB, blank, fat32. What could possibly be the problem? Already tried this on 2 different ...
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Media Creation Tool onto a VHD

I don't have a USB drive (larger than 8GB) handy for the Windows Media Creation Tool (MCT). I am attempting to simulate a USB Flash Drive for MCT using a VHD. I followed the steps in this video to ...
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Can I delete the earlier Windows 11 ISO file from Media Creation Tool and directly replace it with the ISO file for 22H2?

I found a site that directly downloaded the ISO for 22H2 to my C Drive. I currently have the earlier version of Windows 11 installed. As I may not run it like an exe file in order to install it, can ...
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Windows MediaCreation corrupted my USB drive and now it has no media [duplicate]

Yesterday, on my windows 10, I tried using the Windows MediaCreation Tool (win10) for my usb drive because one of my other computers needed to update to win 10 from win 8.1. However the tool didn't ...
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Is it possible to create bootable USB stick by copying unpacked files?

What if instead of using special soft like Unetbootin or Rufus do the following way. Unpack Iso, then select and copy files to the stick via file manager. Will such stick be bootable? If so then what ...
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What exactly is MediaCreationTool doing when it's "Getting a few things ready"?

Every time I run this tool from Microsoft to create a Windows installation media/ISO, it says for quite a long time before it actually starts: Getting a few things ready What exactly is it doing at ...
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Does Windows 8.1 contain updates when downloaded with the Media Creation Tool?

If I download Windows 8.1 (to install on another PC) using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool would it include many recent updates, and of what kind? (I can find no recent answers). I'm presuming that ...
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Windows 10 Installation with premade user

I am an intern working at a healthcare company where we are about to do a significant hardware upgrade for our employees. This includes new laptops and desktops for over 100 users. Each computer will ...
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Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Stops Downloading While Gaming

Downloading a ISO using Windows Media Creation Tool freezes or stops or pauses while playing games. If you switch to a game fullscreen or windowed then the download stops completely. The second that ...
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Windows 7 update to Windows 10 failure - iissetup.exe Exit Code: 340

I am trying to update a VirtualBox VM running Win7 bit to Win10. I am running the media creation tool in this VM, and it proceeds for a while but eventually fails; I put the log from SetupDiag.exe ...
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Windows 10 USB installer: screen glitching

The HP TPN-C130 laptop of a friend of mine refuses to boot to Windows. He had already encountered some issues with the Windows 10 install on the laptop itself (mainly it being slow and crashing) and ...
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New ISO created with Windows Media Creation Tool reports files missing (WinSetup.dll)

I downloaded Windows Media Creation Tool yesterday and followed the instructions for creation a standard Windows 10 64-Bit ISO. The media was created successfully (it must have been right? The "...
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Windows 10 installation media on two different USB sticks

I have created two installation USB sticks for Windows 10. I used Media Creation Tool for that purpose. I noticed that the total amount of used space is different on those two sticks. The sticks are ...
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What is ".ESD_" file and how to use it

I have this "19041.264.200511-0456.vb_release_svc_refresh_CLIENTBUSINESS_VOL_x64FRE_en-us.ESD_" file in Windows10Upgrade folder. How to use this file to create own installer media. My drive ...
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Windows 10 64 Bit USB Boot Installation Freezing at Windows logo

The Problem I have a desktop computer running Windows 10 Pro 32 bit. My processor is 64 bit supported so I'd like to upgrade the Windows 10 I'm running, to 64 bit. I have learnt that the way to do ...
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Can I create an image with a specific size in bytes?

I want to create an image file so it's exactly 5MB for testing purposes. Is it possible?
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Does windows media creation tool on copy any of my personal files on USB ( like photos, etc.)?

My friend asked me if I could make bootable W10 USB for him. I used media creation tool option. Now because it makes it from windows on my pc I want to know if my personal files are safe (is there any ...
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USB Flash Drive has reduced storage size after using Windows Media Creation Tool

I've just brought a 64GB USB Flash Drive. I've used it with Windows Media Creation Tool to install windows on a new SSD. Now i want to format and use it as a normal flash drive. Problem is: when ...
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MediaCreationTool1909.exe - Entry Point Not Found

I'm trying to run the Media Creation Tool (1903) and I'm getting the following error: MediaCreationTool1909.exe - Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point GetCurrentThreadId could not be ...
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Media creation tool for Windows 10 gets stuck on 50% progress when writing to pen drive

I've used the tool many times in the past without any problems but since September I can't get it to work. I've tried media creation tool versions 1903 and 1909. I'm even holding on to old Windows 10 ...
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How to remove apps of the previous OS after updating to windows 10

I have used the media creation tool to update my win7 computer to win10. The registry has been emptied, but the folder "program files" remain unchanged -- I can see my apps there. I want to delete ...
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Does windows media creation tool on USB delete personal files on the computer where it runs?

I have an old computer with win7 on it. For whatever reasons, I suddenly cannot access the operating system, even in safe mode(BSOD all the time). Now I plan to install win10 on it with a USB created ...
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How to get Windows 10 Ent to prompt for Enterprise login by default during setup?

Before marking as a duplicate, I understand that I can set up Windows using a local/Microsoft account, then link up to a domain, but I'd like to avoid a local/MS account if possible. Microsoft ...
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Where are the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool temp files located?

Apparently my 8GB USB drive has some error that disables it from letting the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (MCT) install the ISO onto it, so I've found another way to do it. However, the temp files ...
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Formatting drive before using Windows installation Media

I want to reinstall windows to start clean and I want to remove ANY files left. I made a bootable USB using the Windows Media Creation Tool. I am wondering if I should now format the entire drive, ...
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Can we get previous versions of Windows 10 media creation tool? [duplicate]

If those previous versions actually download and install previous Windows 10 builds anyway... What I want to do is upgrade a computer which has build 1511, but I don't want it to be upgraded to 1709 (...
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Loading USB in Legacy mode

I am trying to install Windows 10, on an Asus laptop that already had a previous Windows installation. The disk has two partitions, one for the OS, this one was already deleted, and the other holds ...
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How should a CD RW be formatted to install an OS

I have the windows 10 media creation tool as an ISO on my desktop. I insert a CD RW into my pc, and I am prompted to format it for first time use. I have 2 options to format. The "Which should I ...
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What type of USB flash disk can be used to boot externally

I have a Sandisk Cruzer Switch 8GB on which I have the win10 media creation tool. My computer is running windows 7 professional and I have the Gigabyte Dual Bios and MicroATX motherboard from Gigabyte....
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How can I recover data from my external hard disk after formatting using the Media Creation Tool? [duplicate]

I had a lot of important data in WDmypassport external HD but I made this HD bootable (using media creation tool) without knowing that it can wipe off my data backup. I am new to this and I admit this ...
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When is it safe to remove installation media during Windows 10 upgrade

I have several laptops/PCs with Windows 10 that I want to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 version (Creators' Upgrade). To speed things up and avoid re-downloading the same stuff over and over, I've ...
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Windows Media Creation Tool Deleted Data

so I have a Portable Hard Drive, (WD My Passport Ultra), and while i was using media creation tool I accidently used this hard drive as the location to put windows 10 on. I realized too late and saw ...
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Window 10 Media Creation Tool errors with 0x80070456 0xA0019

I am trying to use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to create a bootable USB flash drive but am getting an error message. It seems download the files successfully but fails part way through ...
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Windows 10: Media Creation Tool - How to Create Mulitple USBs in One Download

How can the Window 10 Media Creation Tool be used to create multiple USB-Thumb-Drives without having to re-download the image for each thumb-drive? Background: I've used the Windows 10 Media Creation ...
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