Windows 10: Can I download the Windows 10 iso to a Windows 7 machine? Solved

  1.    01 Apr 2018 #1

    Can I download the Windows 10 iso to a Windows 7 machine?

    I have read the tutorial by Brink, it's very straight forward and helpful, however it assumes using Widows 10
    as the download system. I have downloaded iso files in the past on my Windows 10 machine but am unable to
    burn them to a DVD, I have always had to move the file to my Windows 7 machine and use it, ( it never fails).
    Could I eliminate this step and down load directly to my Windows 7 machine?
    I am planning a re-install of Windows 10 home edition which hopefully will get me past the current problem
    of being unable to update to the newest version of 10.
    Thank you for looking.
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       01 Apr 2018 #2
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  3. Posts : 7,588
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Apr 2018 #3

    abe said: View Post
    Could I eliminate this step and down load directly to my Windows 7 machine?
    Yes, the Media Creation Tool used to make an ISO or USB in Option One of this tutorial runs equally well on Windows 7.

    You may need to untick to option to 'Use the recommended options for this PC'and choose options appropriate for the target PC.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Apr 2018 #4

    You can download a W10 Iso file to any PC you want.

    Here`s a site you should bookmark.

    TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1)

    And here`s a link to a very simple burning program that works perfectly. And always burn dvd`s at the slowest possible speed.

    Free ISO Burner
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails FreeIso Burner.JPG  
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  5.    01 Apr 2018 #5

    Thanks to everyone for the help.
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  6.    05 Apr 2018 #6

    Success, Thanks again for the help.
    The free iso burner here, Free ISO Burner, did not work, however it identified the problem as a
    hardware problem, it's the only burner I've used that actually did this.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       05 Apr 2018 #7

    abe said: View Post
    Success, Thanks again for the help...

    ...identified the problem as a hardware problem...
    DVD drives seem more prone to failing than any other component of a PC, lasers don't last forever or was it just a dirty lens?
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  8.    05 Apr 2018 #8

    I never actually checked the details of the error code.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Apr 2018 #9

    Did you have to use another dvd drive to burn the disc ?

    Details ?
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  10.    05 Apr 2018 #10

    Yes, I moved the file to my 2nd. laptop a lenovo Thinkpad L512 running Windows 7 and burned it
    there. This Lenovo is now dual booted with Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 Pro.
    My main machine, an Acer Aspire M laptop is now dual booted with Widows 7 Ultimate and Windows 10 Home Edition.
    I would have gone with Win. 10 Pro on this machine as well except I already had a valid license key for the Home Edition.
    I can see right away that the new 1709 build is much better than what I had before.
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