Usman Khurshid

Usman Khurshid is a seasoned IT Pro with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has experience in everything from IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. He is also certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching. Reach him at Twitter @usmank11


  1. R. Ajeet Kumar
    April 2, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

    Open Command Prompt as Run as Administrator
    Then Command prompt opens
    Then Type slmgr -rearm
    Hit Enter
    After This process completed n command prompt then restart your PC/Laptop
    Then check with Your This PC properties it shows Windows activated
    or you can check with slui.exe it shows Windows is activated


  2. Scott Pearce
    July 31, 2020 @ 1:56 AM

    this article does not give the 1909 version file. It just has a link to Microsoft site and wants to download version 2004. Defeating the purpose of this page. I specifically wanted 1909 as a backup in case of problems with 2004


  3. AC
    March 24, 2020 @ 3:47 AM


    I’ve been trying to update from Windows Ultimate to Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool 1909. I ran into the following error:

    0x0070005 – 0x2000A
    The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during PREPARE_FIRST_BOOT operation

    I’ve done some research and made sure ALL Windows updates are current, I’ve disabled the firewall, set to “Clean Boot” (msconfig), and still get the error listed above. Now Im removing all files from the USB and formatting before replacing the MCT1909.

    1. Can you let me know if I need to leave the USB with MCT1909 in the USB port until the Windows 10 is installed or do I remove it a certain point in the process.

    2. Prior to launching MCT1909 do I need to set my laptop to boot from USB?

    3. Since I set the MSConfig to Clean Boot (only Microsoft) do I need to select wifi also because I have to manually start my internet connection as part of clean boot? I’ve read not having internet connection automatic is preferred during the process, it will do what it needs to do online before restarting.

    Is the process somehow easier If I just burn the iso to a DVD and do it that way? Would I need to make it boot to CD/DVD drive?

    I truly appreciate any guidance you can offer, thanks in advance.


    • Usman Khurshid
      March 24, 2020 @ 11:45 PM

      1- You need the USB inserted until Windows 10 is fully installed.
      2- No. You only need it when you want to install Windows from the bootable USB.
      3- You will need to setup the Wifi when Windows 10 is fully installed. The setup will ask for the Internet connection itself.


  4. Bosong
    March 9, 2020 @ 4:04 AM

    I use a wrong hard drive and make it become a bootable USB drive with this. It get all the files formatted, is it possible to get the lost file back?


    • Usman Khurshid
      March 9, 2020 @ 3:15 PM

      You should use a tool like Stellerphoenix data recovery for Windows to boot and recover your lost partition. Please make sure you don’t write or overwrite anything on your hard drive as this will delete the already existing data and will make it harder to recover it.


  5. Hai Pham
    January 12, 2020 @ 8:55 AM

    I want to choose Windows 10 Pro but there is only windows 10 in the edition field.Please help.


    • Usman Khurshid
      January 13, 2020 @ 5:17 PM

      Hai Pham, Windows 10 Pro will automatically be selected when you enter the Windows 10 Pro product key.


      • stephen
        November 7, 2020 @ 12:13 AM

        Please where is the key
        do u have the key?


        • Usman Khurshid
          November 9, 2020 @ 3:01 PM

          Product keys are not required for downloading or installing Windows 10. Windows 10 comes with an unlimited trial so you can activate Windows 10 any time you want. Otherwise, it’ll keep on working in trial mode.


  6. Yeboah Prince
    November 3, 2019 @ 5:21 PM

    Thanks for this article…. But please help us with Product key if possible.
    Thanks for your concern


    • Usman Khurshid
      November 4, 2019 @ 3:16 PM

      Windows 10 Version 1903 does not require any product key for installation. You can install it freely and activate Windows afterward.


      • Ruben Fiard
        February 25, 2021 @ 8:03 PM

        Can you please elaborate on this. Are you saying that I will not get the Activate Windows message at the bottom right of my screen if I install Windows 10 Version 1903 or how would I have to activate Windows?


        • Usman Khurshid
          March 1, 2021 @ 3:48 AM

          To Activate Windows 10, please go to Settings –> Update & Security –> Activation.


  7. diliupg
    October 1, 2019 @ 6:17 AM

    The product activation key is the same as the one you used to install Windows which was installed before this one. ( The one you are in now trying to get a free key:-D )


  8. Rick
    September 23, 2019 @ 4:34 AM

    Media creation tool 1903 went straight in with no problem and the dvd is downloading faster than Microsofts update page. Thanks for the input.Its a shame Microsoft cant get it right.I have already distributed this page to several people I know are having similar problems. Funnily enough it seems to be with home built AMD desktops if that is of any relevance.


  9. Plaskota Stanislas
    August 29, 2019 @ 2:13 AM

    Windows media creation tool is being installed easily. Hope the error problem is well disappeared.


  10. javad
    August 17, 2019 @ 9:12 AM

    thank you for win 10 build 1903 download & installation instruction, but you forget the product activation key
    would you please provide me that key (25 digit)
    best regards


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