Create Bootable Windows 10 Fall Creators Update v.1709 (16299.15) ISO Images & USB / DVD

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The Media Creation Tool version 16299.15 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update v.1709 has leaked to Internet. Media Creation Tool is the common wizard-based software utility provided by Microsoft to allow Windows users to upgrade to latest version Windows 10 or create ISO images, USB or DVD installation media for clean or offline install.

However, after downloading and running the Media Creation Tool version 16299.15, you will get the following error:

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A newer version of this tool is available. You must download and run the latest version to continue.

Download the updated Media Creation Tool

Newer Version of Media Creation Tool is Available

The error happens because the Media Creation Tool is still not been provided with correct version of products.xml that provides critical information for Media Creation Tool to work properly, such as file names and download links to ESD files on Windows Update.

If you want to create bootable Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO images, USB flash drive or DVD disc now, before the general availability of Windows 10 v.1709, use the following steps to start the Media Creation Tool.

  1. Download the Media Creation Tool version 16299.15: https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/2/0B2BC253-367A-48C3-A25D-402F123676D3/MediaCreationTool.exe.
  2. Download the products.xml of “RS3-RTM WU for MCT” release for Media Creation Tool: https://download.microsoft.com/download/3/8/9/38926395-6FB1-4487-83DF-4241D2EA79F7/products_20171005.cab.
  3. Put the two files in the same folder.
  4. Rename the products_20171005.cab to products.cab.
    • Option 1: Open a Command Prompt window in the folder which the files were saved, and run the following command:
      MediaCreationTool.exe /selfhost
    • Option 2: Open a Windows PowerShell window in the folder which the files were saved, and run the following command:
      .\MediaCreationTool.exe /selfhost
  5. Follow the wizard to create bootable Windows 10 Fall Creators Update RTM ISO images, USB flash drive or DVD media, which has the build as 16299.15.rs3_release.170928-1534.

    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update v.1709 ISO

Above method is no longer needed once Windows 10 Fall Creators Update v.1709 is officially released, when the Media Creation Tool should work as intended.

Update: Windows 10 version 1709 Fall Creators Update is officially released, and the Media Creation Tool is now officially supporting it.

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  • Cliff S

    Worked great on my desktop and my laptop, thanks for the information!

  • Shaun Potts

    Thanks so much worked great for me. I am building a NEW PC today and wanted a clean install 2 days before the official release. I have tried for days to download the RTM but all links dead and torrents not the latest build. This worked perfectly and I can turn this computer off and upgrade the motherboard etc.

  • Driftx Drift

    Thank you, the workaround for it is tricky and helpful! The fresh windows installation is working great on my desktop.

  • Zaminamina

    Is this the actual release ISO or a test build?

  • Boss RICO695

    admin can you make a video tutorial!!

  • Boss RICO695

    how can i put files that you say in the same folder

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