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by sslk / December 3, 2017 7:51 AM PST
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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 With other issues like outdated BIOS and mixed RAM.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!

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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?

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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.

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