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Burning ISO to USB Flash
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  Harvey Mushman
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  Jan 11, 2020 @ 02:02pm

After downloading Win 2019, I need to install the OS. What tool is a used to move the ISO image to a USB Flash drive?

Microsoft makes this so F-ing hard....!

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  Harvey Mushman
  Harvey Mushman
  Jan 12, 2020 @ 05:47am

Found Rufus... why does MS not offer such a simple tool or am I missing something...

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  Rick Strahl
  Harvey Mushman
  Jan 12, 2020 @ 02:21pm

Microsoft has a tool for this.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

It's the first hit in Search so it's not exactly a secret 😃

That said, Rufus is the easier way to do this.

For Windows 10 various downloads can also be downloaded directly to a bootable image you can put a USB stick. Server OS, don't have this though.

+++ Rick ---

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  Harvey Mushman
  Rick Strahl
  Jan 14, 2020 @ 10:12am

hum... I searched on google and did not get one hit except for the tool that automatically installs Win10. Rufus worked really easily, just something about using third party tools to create a new server.

Speaking of new servers, I'm finely off of Win 2003. Sorry to see the old beast go but the hardware which is still working perfectly is nearly 20 years old. I think it was originally a Win2k box. lol

And then there was learning about Desktop Essentials, had to reinstall after first pass when I clicked on "Core"... bastards who knows this stuff out of hte box. I know read the instructions but you have to admit this is the first time MS went all the way back to a DOS prompt on installing a server core role.

I won't waste your time about how I spent the entire night working with the support team at Icewarp, but this was not an easy upgrade. It turns out besides having to pay $350 to get help, because I've been a customer of theirs for so many years the upgrade path from V11.x to V12 was not straight forward. Lots of little patches in where and which database they used for different parts of the system over the years. But really fast now!

Now to go take a nape, I've been up all night!

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