Fix: Windows 11 Media Creation Tool Not Working Problem [SOLVED]

Microsoft introduced a better and excellent version / upgrade to Windows 10 operating system called Windows 11 around October 2021. Upgrading or installing windows 11 is really not tough and media creation tool allows windows users to upgrade it with ease. But many windows users have reported that while they tried to install windows 11 using media creation tool, they got an error saying There was a problem running this tool and they further couldn’t proceed with the installation. If you are also experiencing this same issue and are not able to install windows 11 using media creation tool then, do not panic. We have compiled a few possibilities and got some solutions which might help you in installing windows 11 on your system.

Fix 1: Open Media Creation Tool as Run as Administrator


Step 1: To download Media Creation tool directly, just click the below link.


Step 2: After downloading the media creation tool on your system, place it on the desktop for your convenience.

Step 3: Then, Right click on the media creation tool and select Run as administrator from the context menu as shown below.


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Step 4: Click Yes on the UAC prompt to continue as shown below.


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Step 5: Then, Follow the On Screen instructions and install the Windows 11 on your system without any issue.

Hope this solved your problem.


Fix 2: Delete Media Creation Tool file and Download it again


Sometimes because of no stable internet connection, the media creation tool file might have not downloaded properly. Therefore this tool does not run correctly and throwing the error and you are not able to install the Windows 11 on your system. So just go through few steps given below.


Step 1: Make sure you have stable internet connection by checking the wi-fi router once by restarting it or checking the cable connection if you are using Ethernet.

Step 2: Delete the Media Creation Tool file on your system.

Step 3: Then, Freshly download the new Media Creation Tool by simply clicking this link below.

Click Here to Download Media Creation Tool


Step 4: After downloading the tool, try installing Windows 11 on your system by following on screen instructions.

Hope this must resolve your issue.


Fix 3: Clear Storage Space in C: Drive on your system


  • Since Operating systems are installed in C: drive on your system and if there is no much space that are really needed to install and windows operating system then, there are much chances of you getting this type of problem while installing Windows 11.
  • Therefore, it is always better to clear up the storage space in C: drive by deleting unwanted junk files and also by moving other huge files to another drive.
  • Make at least 20 GB of space to install the Windows 11 on your system.
  • After clearing the space in C: drive, Try and Install the Windows 11 using Media Creation Tool on your system.

Hope this solved your problem.


Fix 4: Make Changes in Registry File using Registry Editor


NOTE : Before you proceed with this fix, make sure to keep a backup of registry file on your system. Because even a minor changes can damage the whole system and if you have a backup then, you can revert it back anytime later.


Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type regedit in the run box and press Enter key to open Registry Editor on your system.

Step 3: Click Yes on the UAC prompt to continue.


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Step 4: Copy and Paste the below path in the clear and empty address bar of Registry Editor.

Step 5: Then, Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to reach OSUpgrade registry key.




Step 6: Once done, Right click on the OSUpgrade registry key and hover over New option.

Step 7: Select DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu as shown below.


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Step 8: Rename it to AllowOSUpgrade and open it by double clicking on it.

Step 9: Enter the value 1 in the Value data field and click OK button to make changes.


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Step 10: Next, Close the registry editor and restart your system.

Step 11: Now check if the problem is solved and if you can install windows 11 using media creation tool on your system.

Hope this solved your issue.


Fix 5: Make Windows 11 Bootable Disc by using RUFUS


Step 1: Go to Microsoft Windows 11 downloads page by clicking the link given below.

Click Here to go to downloads page


Step 2: Scroll down the downloads page and Click Select download dropdown button under Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) as shown below.

Step 3: Then, Select Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO) from the list.


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Step 4: Next, Select the product language from the list (Eg: English) and click Confirm button as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 5: After selecting the language, Click 64-bit Download button to start downloading the Windows 11 ISO file.


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Step 6:  This will start downloading the ISO file and it will take a long time since it is about 5.2 GB of file.

Step 7: Meanwhile, Download Rufus tool by clicking here.

Step 8: After downloading both the files, Open Rufus executable file directly and click Yes on the UAC prompt to open.


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NOTE: Make sure Pendrive or DVD is inserted into the system port for creating bootable device.

Step 9: Click on SELECT button to browse through the system for selecting the windows 11 image disk file you downloaded earlier.

Step 10: Then, Select Standard Windows 11 Installation (TPM 2.0 + Secure Boot) from the Image option dropdown list.

Step 11: Make sure GPT is selected as Partition Scheme and click START button at the bottom of the Rufus tool as shown in the below image.


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Step 12: Once it is done, the bootable device is ready for installation.

Step 13: Try to install Windows 11 using this bootable device on your system.

Hope this should fix the problem.


That’s it guys.

Hope this article was informative and interesting. Please let us know in the comments section which fix worked for you.

Thank you.