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Windows 10 Version 1903 Media Creation Tool Now Available

The Landing Page for the Media Creation Tool has not been updated yet however the direct link to the Windows 10 Version 1903 Media Creation Tool is now available:

https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/MediaCreationTool1903.exe

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Making it not FAT32 copy-able I believe was intentional to break Rufus installers and people making hacked versions of the installer to bypass activation and adding EI.CFG files etc.

They also are getting all vendors onboard for no more 32 bit drivers so that

driver security enforcement and secure boot are in play.

This also makes MBR no longer applicable and past skylake Legacy booting removed.

This is the path to CLASS 3 UEFI where there is no more Compatibility Support Module CSM.  They want to make expansion cards like video and storage etc like apple where they DO NOT WORK without being from the vendor.

 

CLASS 3 is the end of the worldCLASS 3 is the end of the world

 

 


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Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 v1903 re-posted Tuesday May 21 - original link from 1st post working again

1903 is now officially released to the general public :)

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Technically, the new build is available, but the circumstances are a little strange.  It is not yet in the Windows Update system.  New procedures may change the way these upgrades are done.

I have done two upgrade installs but I could not do it the usual way.

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They give you a choice when you use Mac or Linux system to download 1809 or 1903 iso.

My methodology is to burn a DVD and manually run setup as administrator.

Then if it ever crashes I just start with the latest rather than going from 1803 to 1809 to 1903.

There are already HUGE updates for clean 1903 install.

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent access to some gov.uk websites that don’t support HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) when using Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses an issue in which installation may fail with the error, "0x800f081f - CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING."

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4505057/windows-10-update-kb4505057

After installation, the OS build will be 18362.30

SymptomWorkaround

After installing this update, users may experience error “0x800705b4” when launching Windows Defender Application Guard or Windows Sandbox.

Use the credentials of a local admin to create and set the following registry keys on the Host OS then restart the Host:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Containers\CmService\Policy]

"DisableClone"=dword:00000001

"DisableSnapshot"=dword:00000001

Windows Sandbox may fail to start with "ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND (0x80070002)" on devices in which the operating system language is changed during the update process when installing Windows 10, version 1903.Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

19031903Update Reboot Update Reboot no wait that just windowsUpdate Reboot Update Reboot no wait that just windows

 

 

 

 


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Nice to see that Microsoft took my feedback into account and ensured that the install.wim<4 GB on the direct download links, this makes it far easier to make a FAT32 formatted USB.

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Personally, I haven't encountered an Build upgrade which was larger than 4 GB but I have not tried multi-language or possible multiple bit versions.

Perhaps this is why the Rufus drives are set up with an NTFS and boot partition.  Since the Media Creation tool, as far as I can tell, still uses the FAT32 partition, they would need to break an image file into multiple parts.

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1809 and 1803 each had an install.wim > 4 GB when downloaded directly as an iso from Microsoft. The ones created by the Media Creation Tool had install.esd files were were smaller than 4 GB.
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All of my installs did download and additional 2 GBs during the first phase of the install.  Of course, 5 of 6 upgrades failed initially.

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The ISO files for 64 bit are larger than 4.7 gigs which means they REQUIRE dual layer DVD to burn an image.

If you need to use standard 4.7 gig DVD -R media you have to go back to 1803 for 64 bit versions.

 

 


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Install from USB3 is also an issue where it crashes before finish.

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing will be the error for USB3 flash drives as well as USB3 DVD Drives.

This is also the case when you try to install from SD card slot without having the realtek card reader mass storage driver, INTEL NVME  Driver,  INTEL RST Driver,  because these drivers are not native to windows.

Load Driver will be displayed as well as there are no drives to install on.

Driver Missing During InstallDriver Missing During Install

That's why I use a USB 2.0 blueray drive now as my installer.

Record Dual Layer DVD at 1X or 2X or 4X max instead of 8X which fails.

https://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-DVD-8-5GB-Branded-Surface/dp/B005F2YPH2

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-8x-external-usb-2-0-blu-ray-disc-double-layer-dvdrw-cd-rw-disc-rewri...

This specific disk is the same cost as buying Cyberlink Power DVD stand alone.

So you get a reinstall media tool and DVD/Blueray playback on Windows 7 or 8 or 10 for one price.

This drive works fine with all of my dells from 2006 Optiplex GX620 to 2019  G7 7588 laptop.

Works with windows and Ubuntu 18.04.2

http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso

When you install Ubuntu alongside Windows you have the ability to download the ISO files instead of some media creation nonsense.

The link below takes you to a menu on a mac or in linux to download DVD ISO for 32 bit or 64 bit windows 10.  So they offer 1803 and 1903 now.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

 

 

 

 

 


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