Windows media creation tool error 0x80004005 - 0xa001a[How to fix, alternate ways].
Today, while trying to create a bootable Windows 10 Fall Creators update ISO, the windows media creation tool crashed and produced an error code 0x80004005, 0xa001a.
I searched online and found another user had posted the same question on forums.
Here is the question asked by one of the user on MS forum.:
Hi, Since the Fall update I have had nothing but problems with a bootable USB drive. Windows media creation tool returns an error 0x80004005 - 0xa001a, which the internet seems oblivious too and the windows 7 USB/DVD download tool creates a drive which is none bootable.
I spoke to microsoft who advised me to download the windows 10 ISO and use the windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to create the media but it failed to boot.
I searched online for solutions as to why windows 7 USB/DVD download tool would not create a bootable USB drive from a windows 7 ISO and I was given directions to use Diskpart. This also failed.
So does anyone have any solutions to fix the 0x80004005 - 0xa001a error with the media creation tool.
I also tried both windows 7 and windows 10 USB Drive in 2 systems and neither would boot the windows install program.
Since, i had experienced the same problem, i decided to figure out the solution myself. So i found a simple solution that work in most cases.
So, what you need ?
Just download the ISO using browser, create a bootable USB and enjoy.
So, how to download and install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO?
1) Download the Windows 10 Fall creators update ISO using the direct links.
You can check the below video to know how to download the latest windows 10 using direct links.
2) After downloading the ISO, Download Rufus/ UltraISO.
3) Install Rufus, and create the Bootable USB.
4) Install Windows 10 as usual.
Check the Video on our youtube channel if you need detailed information.