How to Create A Windows 10 DVD

Dear Computer Lady,

I Read your newsletter and love it, have learned much from it!

I want to Know I was running windows 7 and upgraded to windows 10 free. Now I want to know . How Can I make DVD from installed windows 10 for fresh install windows 10 again.

I try to make USB but it did not work properly.

Regards, M.

Dear M.,

If you want to do a fresh install of Windows 10 on the same computer, all you have to do is create an install disk using the tool and directions on Microsoft’s website at:

The tool is called the media creation tool, and Microsoft has some pretty good instructions for you to follow as you download first the tool, then the file for the disk.

You will not need a product key since Windows 10 will authenticate using a hardware key that is unique to your computer.

If you want to create an image of your current setup on your computer complete with files, drivers, and installed programs you will need to get a program like Acronis True Image at:
Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation – Ultimate data protection against ransomware from Windows
which will allow you to make a complete backup of your hard drive, and also create a boot disk that will allow you to start the computer if the hard drive has crashed and restore the computer using the backup you made.

When you create this type of backup on a regular basis, you also protect yourself against ransomware.



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    • sj_kac
    • March 12, 2017

    Windows 10 still has the capability to do an Image Backup the same as Windows 7. It is just hidden for some reason. This link has an article on how to find the Image Backup in Windows 10.

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