Windows 10: How to Download Creators Update ISO via MS w/o Media Creation Tool

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  1.    14 Apr 2017 #11

    Thanks to both for your answers. So it doesn't matter which method of obtaining the ISO, if i understand properly.
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       14 Apr 2017 #12

    ozradar said: View Post
    So it doesn't matter which method of obtaining the ISO, if i understand properly.
    Only if you want to burn the ISO to a DVD. The MCT creates media which includes four versions of the Creators Update: Pro, Home, Home Single Language, and Education. This makes it a little too large to fit on a single-layer DVD. This isn't a problem if you make the USB, or mount the ISO within Windows to use it.

    If size is a consideration, HeiDoc (and, as far as I can tell the 'browser ID change' trick, it seems to generate the same download links as HeiDoc) will download a smaller ISO with less editions in it. You should get Home/Pro in the ISO whichever route you choose.
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  3.    14 Apr 2017 #13

    Thanks Bree. I have downloaded the ISO using the HeiDoc tool and is now burning to DVD.
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       14 Apr 2017 #14

    You can check which editions your ISO contains from a command prompt (admin) by running:
    dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:D:\x64\sources\install.esd
    (change the path as appropriate, and the name to install.wim if that's what you've got)

    How big was your ISO?
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  5.    14 Apr 2017 #15

    The ISO i downloaded from HeiDoc tool has install.wim
    For the Redstone 2 64bit the ISO was 4.03 GB, but it wouldnt burn to a standard DVD, I had to burn it to a dual layer. It contains Home and Pro editions.
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  6.    15 Apr 2017 #16

    Last week I downloaded the ISO via MCT and saved (rather than burnt) the setup files to a USB drive, via which clean installation was performed.
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       15 Apr 2017 #17

    Hi @Bree

    Yes indeed your correct. I forgot to mention that. Tnx for pointing that out. I will make the change to the initial post to reflect that. I forgot that I even did that several months ago...lol.

    Note: That HeiDoc utilty will be updated shortly as to include the latest Insider Preview versions as well (the latest 16176 and all others from 15063 up to it. Currently, v4.32 has the older 15063 IP as the latest and will be updated shortly. This utility gets the files from the MS TechBench repository.

    Tim
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    Last edited by N9NU; 15 Apr 2017 at 12:39.
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  8.    18 Apr 2017 #18

    N9NU said: View Post
    Download Plug-In for Chrome browsers: User-Agent Switcher for Chrome - Chrome Web Store
    Does the above work on Linux?
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       18 Apr 2017 #19

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    Does the above work on Linux?
    Yes. I've tested that. See: Features for Windows 10 1703 Where to find to install on a USB stick.
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       18 Apr 2017 #20

    Linux baby!! Now your talking. No need for Windows eh?

    Heh


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