How to Download and Use the Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 1511
Windows 10 1511 is an older version of Windows 10 that was released in November 2015. It is also known as the November Update or Threshold 2. Some users may prefer to install or reinstall Windows 10 1511 for compatibility or performance reasons. In this article, we will show you how to download and use the media creation tool for Windows 10 1511.
The media creation tool is a free utility from Microsoft that allows you to create a bootable USB flash drive or DVD with the Windows 10 installation files. You can use it to upgrade your current PC to Windows 10 1511, or to install Windows 10 1511 on a different PC.
What You Need
Before you start, make sure you have the following:
A PC with a reliable internet connection. The download time will vary depending on your internet speed.
A blank USB flash drive or DVD with at least 8 GB of space. Any content on it will be deleted.
A product key for Windows 10. You can find it on a sticker on your PC, or on the confirmation email if you bought Windows online. If you have already activated Windows 10 on your PC, you may not need a product key.
How to Download the Media Creation Tool
To download the media creation tool for Windows 10 1511, follow these steps:
Go to the Microsoft Software Download Windows 10 page.
Under Select edition, choose Windows 10, and click Confirm.
Under Select the product language, choose your preferred language, and click Confirm.
Under Download, choose either 64-bit Download or 32-bit Download, depending on your PC's architecture. If you are not sure, you can check it by right-clicking on This PC in File Explorer, and selecting Properties.
Save the file MediaCreationTool.exe to your PC.
How to Use the Media Creation Tool
To use the media creation tool for Windows 10 1511, follow these steps:
Run the file MediaCreationTool.exe as an administrator. You can do this by right-clicking on it and selecting Run as administrator.
On the License terms page, read the terms and click Accept.
On the What do you want to do page, choose either Upgrade this PC now, if you want to upgrade your current PC to Windows 10 1511, or Create installation media for another PC, if you want to install Windows 10 1511 on a different PC.
If you choose Create installation media for another PC, you will need to select the language, edition, and architecture of Windows 10 that you want to download. You can also check the box Use the recommended options for this PC, if they match your preferences.
If you choose Create installation media for another PC, you will also need to choose which media to use. You can select either USB flash drive, or ISO file. If you choose USB flash drive, you will need to insert a blank USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of space. If you choose ISO file, you will need to save it to your PC, and then burn it to a DVD later.
The media creation tool will start downloading and creating the installation media for Windows 10 1511. This may take some time depending on your internet speed and PC performance. 061ffe29dd