Windows 10: How to obtain Windows 10 ISO without downloading. Solved

  1.    02 Mar 2016 #1

    How to obtain Windows 10 ISO without downloading.


    I am using Ubuntu Linux, and would like to use Windows 10 on a virtual machine using Virtualbox. My computer originally had Windows 8.1, which I upgraded to 10. I then installed Ubuntu Linux, so I currently have a dual boot setup. I would like to use Windows 10 on a virtual machine in Ubuntu. Is there any way to obtain the ISO without downloading it? I tried following the instructions on this site:

    How to turn your Windows 10 upgrade files into an ISO disk image | ZDNet

    However running the tool did not work. Is there any other way to obtain it?
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       02 Mar 2016 #2

    Rahul Mukherji said: View Post
    I am using Ubuntu Linux, and would like to use Windows 10 on a virtual machine using Virtualbox. My computer originally had Windows 8.1, which I upgraded to 10. I then installed Ubuntu Linux, so I currently have a dual boot setup. I would like to use Windows 10 on a virtual machine in Ubuntu. Is there any way to obtain the ISO without downloading it? I tried following the instructions on this site:

    How to turn your Windows 10 upgrade files into an ISO disk image | ZDNet

    However running the tool did not work. Is there any other way to obtain it?
    In what manner did it not work? Was the install.esd file there in the sources folder (or install.wim)?
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  3.    02 Mar 2016 #3

    Rahul Mukherji said: View Post
    I am using Ubuntu Linux, and would like to use Windows 10 on a virtual machine using Virtualbox. My computer originally had Windows 8.1, which I upgraded to 10. I then installed Ubuntu Linux, so I currently have a dual boot setup. I would like to use Windows 10 on a virtual machine in Ubuntu. Is there any way to obtain the ISO without downloading it? I tried following the instructions on this site:

    How to turn your Windows 10 upgrade files into an ISO disk image | ZDNet

    However running the tool did not work. Is there any other way to obtain it?
    Hi there
    Seems obvious enough to me

    If you got W10 in the first place there had to be an initial download. Now if as people should have a backup of your W10 installation restore that and then use the various esd-->iso mechanisms to create your iso, set that up that iso up as a virtual cd in your VM, boot using that and install your windows VM.

    If you haven't - then you'll just have to download again. Do it overnight if you have a slow Internet connection.

    I'd simply re-boot into your W10 system, download the ms media creation tool and then create Iso --follow the menu instructions.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    02 Mar 2016 #4

    Word Man said: View Post
    In what manner did it not work? Was the install.esd file there in the sources folder (or install.wim)?
    First off, it was not there in the sources folder. It was in another folder called ESD in the C drive. I do not know how it got there. When I ran the batch script as administrator (with the install.esd in the folder), an error was shown that no appropriate file was given
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    Windows 10 Home
       02 Mar 2016 #5

    Rahul Mukherji said: View Post
    First off, it was not there in the sources folder. It was in another folder called ESD in the C drive. I do not know how it got there. When I ran the batch script as administrator (with the install.esd in the folder), an error was shown that no appropriate file was given
    I recommend following the tutorial at this link: ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File
    and using the script contained therein to create the iso from the install.esd. Easiest to copy the install.esd file you have into the same folder where the ESDtoISO.cmd file resides.
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  6.    02 Mar 2016 #6

    You can check what the esd file is for by running in Windows elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt:

    dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:C:\ESD\install.esd

    The path in red will be to the install.esd file you want to check.
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  7.    03 Mar 2016 #7

    Word Man said: View Post
    I recommend following the tutorial at this link: ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File
    and using the script contained therein to create the iso from the install.esd. Easiest to copy the install.esd file you have into the same folder where the ESDtoISO.cmd file resides.
    Thanks it worked!
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  8. Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       03 Mar 2016 #8

    Rahul Mukherji said: View Post
    Thanks it worked!
    Great! You're very welcome. Thanks should go to @Kari too for this excellent tutorial and the script he provides.
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