I think there should be a sentence or two about burning the ISO to a disc.
You can either use the Media Creation tool to burn the ISO to disc
-- or --
Right click the ISO and select Burn disc image.
The reason I think it should be mentioned is that you don't need any additional tools to create a DVD from the ISO.
I haven't read the Clean install tutorials recently, but I think there are references to Rufus and the Windows 7 DVD/USB download tool (I could be wrong on that though).
I haven't gone through the USB side (no more flash drives to use), but Kerry has.
I used the ISO when I installed Win8.1 on a VM - but my key wouldn't activate (already used on my physical machine).
Is there one of those tools for win7? Shouldn't be too difficult to make.
I'd still suggest en-gb so you get all of those quaint centre spellings if .... IF the display language has any bearing on spelling.
Looking back at your screen shot it says
Windows Display Language
Unavailable in this edition of Windows
Language, IME and related features have always troubled me, so I'm no expert by any means. This is a new tool and there isn't any real documentation or deep knowledge.
Genet seems to have a handle on a single language system - I'll defer to genet.
I'll go ahead with en-gb.
US-GBEN-GB would be closer to what you want I think.
Last edited by Ztruker; 09 Nov 2014 at 11:11.
Thanks Rich, you meant en-gb , is it?
I had been struggling for a good while to upgrade to 8.1
via the Windows Store.
It always failed
(after hours of downloading
and checking compatibility of installed Apps),
the instant it tried to install.
Error Codes and
brought absolutely no improvements whatsoever,
beyond a new Error Code.
I found the location where the Store downloaded the 8.1
and copied the Folder to another drive and
tried installing from there,
but always it failed to accept any key thrown at it!
Then I tried your Option 1
and downloaded the en-gb version of 8.1 Pro
onto a USB Flash Drive.
Bob's Your Uncle -
no need for any key,
no need for a reboot,
without any hesitation whatsoever.
I couldn't believe it!
The new Media Creation Tool is a big step forward - it will also help out the folks who have trouble using the Store to get from 8 to 8.1, or who have several computers to upgrade and can only download via metered data.