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Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Error – Solution

While I was trying to create a USB boot drive for Windows 10 using the media creation tool, I got the following error:

“There was a problem running this tool. We’re not sure what happened, but we are unable to run this tool on your PC. If you continue experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer support. 0x80042405 – 0xa001a”

If you need a thumbdrive, this is the one I used: https://amzn.to/2WS19PM

Link to complete step-by-step tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0qQwLutaEE

This video will show you some of the common fixes to help get past this error and allow your computer to build the boot drive sucessfully. Along with these steps, you may need to disable your anti-virus while completing this procedure.


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