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

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  1.    19 Apr 2017 #21

    N9NU said: View Post
    Linux baby!! Now your talking. No need for Windows eh?


    Tx for your post and links, works good on my 2 downloads.
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    Win 10 home x64 version 1709
       04 Jun 2017 #22

    I cut this post as it was less informative than the new one below. Did not realize this one had posted before it was finished.
    Last edited by gcwizard; 04 Jun 2017 at 17:25.
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    Win 10 home x64 version 1709
       04 Jun 2017 #23

    WIM iso's are my preference as you can mount them to repair an image. MS likes to use ESD's as they are a bit smaller size to download. MS ISO's contain multi-versions(home,pro,etc). If downloading CU or any OS(with the actual computer the ISO is for)MS can auto-detect correct edition/architecture. Both of mine are multi-language. You must have the correct download or you will not be able to activate the downloaded OS after installation. I recently downloaded Win 8.1 and Win10(1607) as ISO's from the MS site. They are about 4GB ESD downloads. I then converted them to WIM's with freeware(several are available such at NTlite, ESD-WIM, ESD2WIM-WIM2ESD-v2, etc.). I then used Rufus(freeware) to create bootable USB drives for install/repair of the OS. When using Rufus you need to know which partition scheme(GPT or MBR) your computer/s use. This can be found using Diskpart commands.
    Last edited by gcwizard; 05 Jun 2017 at 19:46.
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