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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 2004 – May 2020 Update How to acquire a copy of Win10 2004 on a USB flash drive

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      • #2349676
        TonyC
        AskWoody Lounger

        I missed the opportunity to “squirrel away” a copy of Win10 2004 on a USB flash drive.  Is there any other way of acquiring the installation code on a USB flash drive?  And are there detailed instructions on how to do it?

        I presume that, even if I could obtain a copy of MediaCreationTool2004.exe, it would no longer work because, when I try to run it, it would attempt to download the code from a Microsoft server and the code no longer exists there.  Correct?

      • #2349688
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        Try using the ‘SEARCH FORUMS’ facility on the RHS panel.
        There have been lots of repeated request posts with solutions.

        W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
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      • #2349711
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Correct?

        Correct.

        Download an ISO copy from Heidoc.net.
        Create a bootable USB stick with Ventoy or Rufus.

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        • #2350203
          TonyC
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thank you for the response, but see #2350202. I might have solved my problem in an unexpected way.

      • #2357080
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        though I think it might be better to use this Universal Media Creation tool wrapper script from github to obtain a revised version of Win10 v2004 with at least the Oct. 2020 cumulative update (build 19041.572) installed to resolve the “lost certificates” problem when upgrading to 2004 thru USB install media.

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        • #2357261
          TonyC
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thanks for that. In fact, after a little more research on the Internet, I found the “wrapper script” MediaCreationTool.bat myself and I now have a copy of build 19041.572.

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