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    Download Windows 10 ISO File

    How to Download a Windows 10 ISO File
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    12 Jul 2017
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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 DVD/Blu-ray.

    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.

    Windows 10 System Requirements

    Note   Note
    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

    See also: Volume Licensing Service Center.

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    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Download Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO using Media Creation Tool
    • Option Two: To Download Windows 10 Education ISO using Media Creation Tool
    • Option Three: To Directly Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO from Microsoft





    Download Windows 10 ISO File OPTION ONE Download Windows 10 ISO File
    To Download Windows 10 Home or Pro 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 can still be used as a source image for DISM.

    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.


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below, and click/tap on the Download tool now button at Microsoft's site. (see screenshot below)


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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. Click/tap on Accept for the license terms. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Select (dot) Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    6. 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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    7. 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 Windows 10 option includes both the Home and Pro editions. The product key you enter during installation (Windows Setup) is what determines which edition gets installed.

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

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

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    11. 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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    Download Windows 10 ISO File OPTION TWO Download Windows 10 ISO File
    To Download Windows 10 Education 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.

    Before you begin, make sure you have:
    • Your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx).
    • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
    • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below, and click/tap on the Download tool now button at Microsoft's site. (see screenshot below)


    download

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

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

    4. Click/tap on Accept for the license terms. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Enter the product key for your Windows 10 Education, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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

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

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    9. 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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    Download Windows 10 ISO File OPTION THREE Download Windows 10 ISO File
    To Directly 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).

    (Client Insider Preview)
    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

    Thank you Shawn!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 21
    WIN. 10 Home 10586.104
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    trying this at the moment
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 654
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       29 Jul 2015 #3

    A note about a clean install of Windows 10

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

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    Jim
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4

    With this tool do we still have to wait for "Get Windows 10" to upgrade a Win 7 or Win 8 installation?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2015 #5

    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
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    29 Jul 2015 #6

    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    29 Jul 2015 #7

    Great. . Been waiting for the iso. Can't wait to be clean.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8

    Phone Man said: View Post
    A note about a clean install of Windows 10

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
    There are going to be a large number of Insider procedures that may need updating on this site.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 1,593
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       29 Jul 2015 #9

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


 
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