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    Windows 10 ISO Download

    How to Download a Windows 10 ISO File
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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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    To Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE8 through IE11 using free virtual machines you download and manage locally.

    Free Virtual Machines from IE8 to MS Edge - Microsoft Edge Development


    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





    Windows 10 ISO Download OPTION ONE Windows 10 ISO Download
    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 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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    Windows 10 ISO Download OPTION TWO Windows 10 ISO Download
    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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    Windows 10 ISO Download OPTION THREE Windows 10 ISO Download
    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).


    download


    Note   Note
    Advanced Options will provide more Insider Preview editions and builds to select from.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2015-07-29 #1

    Thank you Shawn!
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  2. mattfromoz's Avatar
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    WIN. 10 Home 10586.104
       2015-07-29 #2

    trying this at the moment
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  3.    2015-07-29 #3

    A note about a clean install of Windows 10

    Windows 10 - Clean Install

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    Jim
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  4.    2015-07-29 #4

    With this tool do we still have to wait for "Get Windows 10" to upgrade a Win 7 or Win 8 installation?
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,214
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       2015-07-29 #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; 2015-07-29 at 02:39. Reason: update
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  6.    2015-07-29 #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; 2015-07-29 at 03:35. Reason: An Update
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  7.    2015-07-29 #7

    Great. . Been waiting for the iso. Can't wait to be clean.
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  8.    2015-07-29 #8

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

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
    There are going to be a large number of Insider procedures that may need updating on this site.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9.    2015-07-29 #9

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