Media Creation Tool Error 0x80080005 – 0x90018

When you attempt to create a USB setup disk using the Media Creation Tool, the error code 0x80080005 - 0x90018 appears.

There was a problem running this tool

We're not sure what happened, but we're unable to run this tool on your PC. If you continue experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer support. Error code 0x80080005 - 0x90018.

media creation tool error 0x80080005 0x90018


As a workaround, you can download the Windows ISO locally using one of the methods described on this page How to Download Windows 10/11 ISO.

After downloading the ISO, you can create a bootable USB setup disk using Rufus, which can be downloaded from

rufus uefi/gpt windows 11 iso to boot disk

For more information, check out the article, Create Bootable USB Disk from ISO Using Rufus.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

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