The media creation tool can be used to upgrade your current PC to Windows 10 or to create a USB or DVD and install Windows 10 on a different PC.
Here’s a quick look at the steps to get Windows 10 installed on your PC using this tool.Show all
Run the tool, if you didn't already select Run above. (You need to be an Administrator on the PC to run it.)
If you're upgrading this PC, select Upgrade this PC now, and then follow the rest of the instructions to finish the upgrade.
If you want to create media for a different PC, select Create installation media for another PC. Use this table to choose the edition of Windows 10 that you want to create media for.Host operating system editionWindows 10 editionWindows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 8.1 with Bing
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 HomeWindows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8/8.1 Professional with Media Center
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 ProWindows 8/8.1 Single Language
Windows 8 Single Language with BingWindows 10 Home Single LanguageWindows 8/8.1 Chinese Language Edition
Windows 8 Chinese Language Edition with BingWindows 10 Home China
If you have an N edition of Windows on your PC, choose the N equivalent for creating installation media.
After the download is complete and the media is created, select Finish.
You can install from an ISO, a USB, or a DVD. Here's how:
Mount the ISO, and then run setup.exe from it.
If you downloaded to a USB or a DVD, run setup.exe from the USB or DVD.
Both of these options allow you to upgrade the PC if it's already running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
If you want to perform a clean install on your PC, or if your PC doesn’t have an operating system, you can use the DVD or USB. Here's how: