Windows 10 Media Creation Tool for the recently released Windows 10 Version 20H2 is available for download. Media Creation Tool is one of the most popular tools to download Windows 10 and create a bootable USB/DVD automatically. Since this tool is from Microsoft, it is super reliable and easy to use.
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What is Media Creation Tool?
Windows 10 Media Creation tool has two functions:
- Upgrade the PC which has already installed Windows 10
- Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD) for another PC or simply download the latest Windows 10 ISO file.
Windows Update Assistant is another tool which can be used to upgrade the PC seamlessly but I prefer the media creation tool. If you want to upgrade your PC to the latest version of Windows 10, you should select the first option. And if you want to create a bootable USB/DVD, then you should select the second option.
The only problem with the Media Creation Tool is that it will try to download the Windows 10 setup every time you want to create a bootable USB/DVD. This is the default behavior.
How to use Media Creation Tool
Let’s go through the process of upgrading from Windows 10 Version 1903 to Version 1909 using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool 1909.
For specific version tool, you can use the following direct download links:
2- Running the setup
Once downloaded, run the file MediaCreationTool20h2.exe. This will open a new window which will take some time “Getting a few things ready”.
You will need to accept the license terms from Microsoft.
3- Choose your option
After accepting the license terms, you will be presented with two options:
- Upgrade this PC now
- Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC
The upgrade option is checked by default. If you want to upgrade your Windows 10 to the latest version, then you should select this option.
Once you press the Next button while selecting the first option, you will be taken to a new screen which will show you the progress of Windows 10 download from Microsoft servers.
4- Upgrading PC
Once the download is complete, the setup will ask you whether you want to download the latest security updates and install them along with the feature update. You can download the updates now or leave it for later as Windows will automatically download them after installation.
When asked, please select Keep personal files and apps. This makes sure that your files and applications remain safe.
5- Install Windows 10 Version 20H2
Once you hit the Next button, Windows 10 Version 20H2 will start installing. once the installation is complete, you will be required to restart the system. If everything goes well, you can login to the updated version of Windows 10. Otherwise, if the setup fails for any reason, you will revert to the version of Windows which was installed before upgrading.
6- Create installation media
In step no. 3, if you selected the second option then you will be greeted with a similar screen but you will need to select Windows 10 language, edition, and architecture.
Next, you will have two options:
- USB flash drive
- ISO file
If you want to directly create a bootable USB drive, then select the first option. You will need USB/DVD storage of at least 8 GB.
If you want to download the ISO file, then select the second option. You can create a bootable USB drive from the ISO using Rufus.
Pressing the Next button will start the download process.
You can also download Windows 10 ISO directly.