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    Windows 10 ISO Download

    How to Download a Windows 10 ISO File
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    How to Download a Windows 10 ISO File

    information   Information
    If you need to install or reinstall Windows 10, you can use the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft to download a Windows 10 ISO file that you can use to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.

    This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to use the Media Creation Tool or direct download a Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to run the Media Creation Tool.

    Note   Note
    Before you begin
    • Make sure you have:
      • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
      • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.

    • Read the System Requirements.
    • If you will be installing the operating system for the first time, you will need your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). For more information about product keys and when they are required, visit the FAQ page.
    • For Enterprise editions please visit the Volume Licensing Service Center.

    Tip   Tip
    If you would like to download a 90-day evaluation of Windows 10 Enterprise, then:

    Windows 10 Enterprise ISO download: Windows 10 Enterprise | TechNet Evaluation Center

    Windows 10 Enterprise FAQs: Windows 10 IT Pro FAQ - App Compat, Installation, Virtualization


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Directly Download a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft Tech Bench
    • Option Two: To Download Windows 10 ISO using Media Creation Tool
    • Option Three: To Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO from Microsoft







    Windows 10 ISO Download OPTION ONE Windows 10 ISO Download
    To Directly Download a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft Tech Bench

    Note   Note
    An ISO file from Microsoft Tech Bench uses sources\install.wim, and can be used as a source image for DISM.


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to go to Microsoft.

    download

    2. Select the edition of Windows 10 you want, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below step 3)
    Note   Note
    The ISO created by the Media Creation Tool contains both the Home and Pro editions.

    Your digital entitlement or product key determines if Home or Pro gets installed during Windows Setup.

    If you skip entering a product key during Windows Setup, then you will be prompted to select to install the Home or Pro edition.



    3. Select the product language of Windows 10 you want, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on the 32-bit Download or 64-bit Download button for what ISO version you want. (see screenshot below)

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    5. The Windows 10 ISO file will now be ready to download. (see screenshot below)

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    Windows 10 ISO Download OPTION TWO Windows 10 ISO Download
    To Download Windows 10 ISO using Media Creation Tool

    Note   Note
    An ISO file from the Media Creation Tool (MCT) uses sources\install.esd which is a compressed version of install.wim, but cannot be used as a source image for DISM.


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below for your region to go to Microsoft, and click/tap on the Download tool now button at Microsoft's site.

    (United States)
    download

    (Canada)
    download

    (Great Britain)
    download

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    2. Save the MediaCreationTool.exe file to your desktop, and run it.

    3. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    4. Select (dot) Create installation media for another PC, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Uncheck the Use the recommended options for this PC box. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    Leaving the Use the recommended options for this PC box checked will have the Media Creation Tool download an ISO that's the same language, edition, and architecture as the current PC.


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    6. Select the Language, Edition, and 32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64), or both (32-bit and 64-bit in same ISO) Architecture you want for the ISO file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    The selected edition can install both the Home and Pro edition.

    If you select both for the Architecture, you will need to use at least an 8 GB USB flash drive if creating Windows 10 USB installation media with the ISO.

    Your digital entitlement or product key determines if Home or Pro gets installed during Windows Setup.

    If you skip entering a product key during Windows Setup, then you will be prompted to select to install the Home or Pro edition.


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    7. Select (dot) ISO file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Select where you would like to save the ISO file to, type in a name you want for the ISO file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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    9. The Windows 10 ISO file will now begin to download. (see screenshot below)

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    10. When the download has finished, select where you selected to save the ISO file at, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

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    Windows 10 ISO Download OPTION THREE Windows 10 ISO Download
    To Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO from Microsoft

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to go to the Microsoft site below, select the ISO you want, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below).


    download


    Note   Note
    Advanced Options will provide more Insider Preview editions and builds to select from.

    download


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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Thank you Shawn!
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    WIN. 10 Home 10586.104

    trying this at the moment
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 390
    Windows 10 Pro 64

    A note about a clean install of Windows 10

    Windows 10 - Clean Install

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    Jim
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 123
    Windows 10

    With this tool do we still have to wait for "Get Windows 10" to upgrade a Win 7 or Win 8 installation?
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 12,099
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14352

    You could also just as easily use the Media Creation Tool to directly upgrade with. See step 3 in the tutorial below.

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jul 2015 at 02:39. Reason: update
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 123
    Windows 10

    The upgrade files downloaded very fast, pretty much at my 50 Mb/s rate. The upgrade is presently installing on my Windows 7 main boot partition on my Dell XPS 8100.

    Edit: Its installed and working. It took about 2 hours including finding this tutorial and getting organized. The actual update was just over an hour. Installed programs are working although I haven't checked them all. If Office works is suspect everything else will too. All my shortcut icons are flashing every few minutes, perhaps it will settle down later. There is disk and CPU activity so its doing some housekeeping. Since the is an update from Win 7 there is no MS account login, I'll change that later.
    Last edited by CalBear37; 29 Jul 2015 at 03:35. Reason: An Update
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  7.    29 Jul 2015 #7

    Great. . Been waiting for the iso. Can't wait to be clean.
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    A note about a clean install of Windows 10

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
    There are going to be a large number of Insider procedures that may need updating on this site.
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  9.    29 Jul 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 900
    Windows 10 Pro 14342 x64

    So this is basically the replacement for the Windows 7 DVD/USB tool, right?
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