Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is used to upgrade from Windows 7,8, and 8.1, in addition you can also create an ISO file for installation media such as USB flash drive or DVD. Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is free to download and install, learn more how to use it.
There are several ways to get Windows 10. You can buy a new computer with Windows 10 already installed, or You can fresh install it by creating media installation by yourself by burning iso files or creating a bootable USB flash drive. If you are already running on earlier Windows OS like Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free without product or licence key by using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
How to download windows 10 media creation tool
Before you do this, you should first backup your important files and make sure you have a stable internet connection. Windows 10 Media Creation Tool can only be downloaded from a computer with Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 or Windows 10 Earlier build because this tool aims to helps upgrade to latest Windows 10.
Go to this Microsoft’s page to download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. Click on Download Tool Now buttons. If you are running on other OS, you will not be able to see this button, what you will get instead is the download page for Windows 10 iso with a choice of editions and architecture that suitable to your computer.
So this is what Windows 10 Media Creation Tool look like
As you can see, there are two options to install Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool. The first choice is “Upgrade this PC now”, if you choose this, you can choose windows 10 edition you want: Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional, the installation language, and also the system architecture: 32-bit or 64-bit.
Not all earlier Windows version can get a free upgrade to Windows 10 Professional. If you previously running on a starter or home basic version then you can only upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
The second way is Create installation media for another PC. After clicking the next button, you will get 2 choices to be used as media: USB flash drive or ISO file. Before to the next process, make sure you are connected to the internet properly.
If you choose USB flash drive as a media, use a USB flash drive with free space at least 3 GB. Click Next and the download will begin. It will automatically creating Windows 10 Media once the download is completed. If you are choosing the ISO as the media, there will be two options: to open the location where the ISO file has been saved or to open a DVD Burner software to burn the ISO to disc.
Make sure you allow Windows to download hardware drivers you need and also important updates for Windows 10.
When you are running the installation, it will ask for the license key. If you are upgrading from Windows 7,8,or 8.1 that already registered with license key, then you can skip this step. But if you install from scratch, then you need to insert the legal license key.
Note: If you see the message “Something happened, We can not tell if your PC is ready to continue installing Windows 10. Try restarting Setup”, what you need to is just close the screen and restart the setup and the upgrade will run smooth again.