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Windows media creation tool missing

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 pro

    Windows media creation tool missing


    Hello everyone,
    I just got my SSD for my PC and i want to install a fresh windows 8.1 pro on it. However when i try to download the creation tool Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help it tells me that the file(mediacreationtool.exe) is missing from the web server (404 - File or directory not found.). Where can i get the file so i can create my media ?
    Thank you in advance!

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  2. #2


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Verified page load error
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by matey View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I just got my SSD for my PC and i want to install a fresh windows 8.1 pro on it. However when i try to download the creation tool Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help it tells me that the file(mediacreationtool.exe) is missing from the web server (404 - File or directory not found.). Where can i get the file so i can create my media ?
    Thank you in advance!
    If I may suggest, you could try to find the install media using "alternative" sources.
    But always check the iso SHA1 to be sure it is unaltered.
    You can get the SHA1 for the Windows 8.1 install media on the MSDN site:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscript...dex=2&FileId=0

    From that page:

    File Name: en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_6051480.iso
    Languages: English
    SHA1: A8B5DF0B0816280AE18017BC4B119C77B6C6EB79

    Search for the iso, download it, check the SHA1 and you can install.
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  4. #4


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Its working now. Give it another try. MS was probably updating the file as they do this to add the latest updates.

    Jim
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