Accidentally deleted OS and reformatted Disk C

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ecrousphilker1

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I couldn't reset my computer at first so I used Media Creation Tool to boot from my Flash Drive so when I was trying to reinstall, I already formatted the Disk C thinking I was sure that Media Creation Tool will surely work. But it says incompatible or something. Now my computer has now OS. How do I fix it?
 

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hello and welcome!

you need to be more specific to what error you are getting.
 

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How about the exact make/model of the computer as well as what version of Windows you were running? If it's Windows 10, you should be able to use the Bootable Media Creation tool to install the same version (Home or Pro) without any issues.
 

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If all you have in your USB flash drive is the 18.5 MB-size Media Creation Tool, it won't boot and install Windows 10.
You need to download and save the Media Creation Tool, then run it, then follow the instructions for creating a bootable USB flash drive which contains Windows 10.
Once you've done that, you'll be able to boot from it and install Windows 10.

Assuming it's a factory brand one and not a self built one, please provide the brand name and model name and model number and serial number of your computer.

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Hello there! Do you have an 8GB+ USB drive? If so, download the mediacreationtool.exe and proceed to executing the tool. When prompted, click on Write to a USB drive. And when finished, restart your pc, find your BIOS Boot priority list by clicking on one of these keys continuously on startup. Here is a list of some computer manufacters and their respective fn key. https://www.disk-image.com/faq-bootmenu.htm Look under your brand under the "Boot Menu" section and whatever the thing says, click on that key constantly while booting the pc. Then, select the USB using arrow keys. Then, follow directions of the installer.
 
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