Attention: The forums will be placed on read only mode this Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018)

During this outage (6:30 AM to 8 PM PDT) the forums will be placed on read only mode. We apologize for this inconvenience. Click here to read details

Windows 10 forum

Question

windows 10 recovery disc

by sslk / December 3, 2017 7:51 AM PST
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: windows 10 recovery disc
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: windows 10 recovery disc
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Within limits. Let's cover those!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2017 12:57 PM PST

The Microsoft Media Creation Kit can create repair and install media for the following versions of W10

Home or Professional.
32 or 64 Bit.

The first Home or Professional is selected as you boot or install.
The 32 or 64 Bit is selected when you use the Microsoft Media Creation Kit.

If you download an ISO, you are a more advanced user and will have to deal how to use it. I don't cover that here since it's a PITR. I only write and talk about the USB or DVDs you create with (again) the Microsoft Media Creation Kit.

So with all that, ONE MORE THING. The repair and install does work splendidly on machines that ran W10 and were activated. This is fantastic stuff as you are not hunting for CDKEYS.

One last caveat. Some folk fall for the hardware trap issue. A too common problem is where folk try to install/reinstall on a PC with hardware or configuration issues. The most common is the BUM HARD DRIVE. With other issues like outdated BIOS and mixed RAM.

So with all the caveats I can think about now the answer is YES!

Collapse -
please clarify
by sslk / December 5, 2017 9:16 AM PST

Ty for reply you say the answer is yes, but to which question please?
can i use that ISO to recover another persons PC?
or is there compatibility issues based from my PC?

Collapse -
Let's try to answer those.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2017 9:44 AM PST
In reply to: please clarify

1. can i use that ISO to recover another persons PC?
No. I have yet to use an ISO to recover or install Windows from. I do use the USB or DVD created with the Microsoft Media Creation Kit to repair and recover PCs.

2. or is there compatibility issues based from my PC?
There are millions of PCs today and few are the same as the next one so possible is my answer.
But here I'm taking your question on its own. That is, outside of machines over a decade old, I have yet to find a compatibility issue in running the Microsoft Media Creation Kit to make the recovery USB or DVD.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!