Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Media Creation Tool ISO, no update on one computer

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Media Creation Tool ISO, no update on one computer


    So I have 2 PC's and a metered internet connection. So I created an ISO instead of upgrading the one PC. When I run the ISO on the computer it was created with, it gives me the option to upgrade. When I run it on my other PC, it asks me for a Windows 10 serial key.

    This doesn't make sense, the tool specifically says for use on other computers. Anyone know how I can get around this without downloading 10 again.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    just click SKIP when asked for product Key
    You must upgrade a qualifying OS though
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Do both computers have the same OS version, Home, Pro or Ultimate?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Do both computers have the same OS version, Home, Pro or Ultimate?
    ^^^What OS your upgrading from makes a difference. Some qualify for 10 Home some for 10 Pro. That may be why your being asked for a key.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Media Creation Tool ISO, no update on one computer
Related Threads
Get it here: Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help See Option One here: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html
When you use the "Create Installation Media for Windows 8.1" from Microsoft, a "*.TEMP" is downloaded in background. This "*.TEMP" File is converted into "WINPAYLOAD.ESD" and right after the decryption process it is renamed "WINPAYLOAD.ESD.DECRYPT" This is the decrypted windows installation...
I am trying to create installation media for Windows 8.1 by using the Windows Installation Media Creation Tool found on the Windows website, but every time the download is complete, I get the same message: "Preparation did not complete successfully The download did not complete. There is...
Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Questions in Windows Updates & Activation
If I use the Media Creation Tool for W10, where/how do I get the Product Key? Also, which W10 Version should I select? I am currently on Windows 8.1 64-bit. Thoughts/help appreciated :)
Solved Windows media creation tool missing in Installation & Setup
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...
http://puu.sh/iFjaJ/02f189d0cf.jpg This is the error I get everytime I try to install the windows 8.1 pro ISO to my computer. I cannot figure out why this is happening.
I've been using imgburn. Seems ok, but everytime I download it I have to be very careful not to download or install other junk. Is there anything better out there? It doesn't have to be free, but I want something simple, with a small footprint, and no malware, foistware etc. I could be wrong,...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook