Fix: Media Creation Tool Acess Denied When Moving Windows 10 ISO to USB

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Windows 10 is becoming the most popular Windows operating system on the market due to free upgrade process, but switching to Windows 10 isn’t always easy. Users have reported error with Media Creation Tool while moving Windows 10 ISO to USB flash drive, and today we’ll try to fix this error.

What to do if Media Creation Tool Acess is Denied When Moving Windows 10 ISO to USB

Media Creation Tool allows you to download and move your Windows 10 ISO file to a USB flash drive or DVD so you can easily install it, but sometimes when moving your ISO file to USB flash drive you can get Access denied error. This is unusual error, but there are few workarounds that you can try out.

Solution 1 – Try disabling all other applications that you don’t use

Users report that Access denied is sometimes caused by other applications, such as your antivirus software for example. If you’re getting this error disable all applications that you don’t use including your antivirus and try again. Users report that disabling Avira Antivirus while using Media Creation Tool has fixed the issue, but even if you’re using another antivirus software, it’s advised that you turn it off while using Media Creation Tool.

Solution 2 – Try a different USB flash drive

If you’re getting Access denied error while moving your Windows 10 ISO file to a USB flash drive you might consider trying a different flash drive to see if it works, because your flash drive might not be configured properly. If other flash drive is giving you trouble you might want to considering burning the ISO file to a DVD and installing Windows 10 from a DVD.

Solution 3 – Use RUFUS instead of Media Creation Tool

To do this, you will first have to download RUFUS from here, as well as official Windows 10 ISO.

  1. Run RUFUS.
  2. Set Partition scheme to GPT partition scheme for UEFI.rufus windows 10
  3. Set file system to FAT32.
  4. Select your device from the Device menu on the top.
  5. Make sure that “Create a bootable disk using” is checked and that ISO image is selected.
  6. Click on the little DVD icon next to it and find your Windows 10 ISO.
  7. After that just click Start and wait until RUFUS creates a bootable Windows 10 USB flash drive.

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That’s about it, I hope this article helped you to deal with Media Creation Tool in Windows 10. If you have any comments, or questions, just leave them below.

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