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RE: Inspiron 3050 Windows 10 1511 Update

Both DBAR and the media creation tool ERASE any USB media before using it.

Anything on this media before use will be lost.

Adding usb storage will not free up space to allow install this is invalid.


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RE: Inspiron 3050 Windows 10 1511 Update

Both DBAR and the media creation tool ERASE any USB media before using it.

Anything on this media before use will be lost.

Adding usb storage will not free up space to allow install this is invalid.

Your response has nothing to do with this thread, which is about needing extra storage during a Windows 8.1 to 10 upgrade.  It has nothing to do with the Media Creation Tool.  According to the message that appears, you provide the needed storage by deleting files (not feasible in the case at hand), or by providing extra storage on other media.

Further, the process does not use the extra storage for creating a bootable copy of WIndows 10 (in contrast, that's what the Media Creation Tool does).  It uses the extra space for creating Windows 8.1 restoration files.  The message from the upgrade says to save the extra storage, as it contains the necessary files to restore to the previous version of Windows.  Just like in the case when you DO have enough storage on the original media, the upgrade places the recovery files in a directory named "Windows.old".


I've posted this message not to argue, but to provide useful information to others who have encountered the same upgrade issue, and how I solved it.

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7- Thorium

RE: Inspiron 3050 Windows 10 1511 Update

The media creation tool has everything to do with the upgrade to 10.

You can make a bootable usb flash drive that contains all of the 10 install not requiring you to be online.

You cant use USB as Extra storage for an upgrade install.  You can use a Universal USB installer to upgrade machines. 

You can also use this flash drive to format current storage and do a clean install of windows 10 TH2.  When it asks for keys say skip this.

When you get online you put in your win7 or win8 key.

The bios key can be read before installing windows 10 for 7 you read the coa key.

 

 


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RE: Inspiron 3050 Windows 10 1511 Update

You will have to use another machine to download and save an ISO.

It doesnt have to be the machine that you are installing on.


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