Windows 10: Download Windows 10 Insider ISO File
I have a simple question, apologies I have not read what's been said lately.
I have finished with the Upgrade to Win 10 Home 64 bit. It is activated, updated, and now it is running OK.
- Where can I find now an official ISO to return to the Insider program? Is it the build 10240 that it runs now on the Insider program, and if so, where can I find the official ISO for it? I will install it on my other SSD, of course.
Yep, the same ISO installs the same build 10240.
To remain an insider, double check step 3 in the tutorial below to make sure that you have started insider builds if currently stopped.
If you do a clean install on another PC that hasn't been activated yet, it won't be activated though.
Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?
Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer or Media Creation Tool on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.
You're welcome Joanne. Please let us know how it went.
In short: it went great!
A few details
On an unallocated SSD, it being the only drive plugged into the SATA_1 (and not the SATA_0) port of my motherboard, I have (clean) installed the official Windows 10 Home ISO, which I got from the (new) Media Creation Tool, and which was used for the installation of Win 10 Home on my other SSD, what I consider my main OS. After approx. 15 minutes I was on the desktop and I have installed manually all of my drivers (INF, IME, AHCI, LAN, NVIDIA) in this order and rebooted after the installation of each one. After the AHCI I've rebooted twice.
As soon as my LAN driver was installed Windows 10 activated immediately. I know because I've checked it.
So, after finishing with the drivers I switched to my MS account and selected to "Get Insider builds". There were a couple of pop-ups, one informing me that if I'd ever wish to opt out from the Insider ring I'd most probably have to reinstall Windows, I have accepted and the result is what's shown in the screenshot above.
So, all went well and I'm glad about it!
Both installation were scanned with DISM and sfc/ SCANNOW and absolutely no corruption or integrity violation was found.
PS: Brink, I'd like to suggest you (or someone else from your team) to create a new thread dealing with the impressions, the inquires, and the questions about Win 10 Home and Win 10 Pro. I've observed something very annoying today, on my main OS not on this Insider installation, but I'm afraid that if I'll post it on the known threads it will be lost.
Last edited by Joanne; 30 Jul 2015 at 05:08.
ERROR downloading free windows 10
hi there! i have been trying to download win10 now for the past week. everytime i get the notification "you can upgrade" then i agree to the terms, it downloads and then when my computer restart it is just the simple windows 7 prof version and an error message from windows. What can i do to fix this and get the windows 10 free upgrade to work on my pc? this is truly frustrating.
been helping friends of mine and NO PROBLEMS!
slightly off center
Try doing it from here, Windows 10 ISO Download You can "Upgrade this PC now" or create install media and do it with that.
Last edited by Brink; 11 Aug 2015 at 09:04.
Reason: link for more info
Thanks for the link! I get various download results:
Whilst the download from the site (Chrome for OSX) shows a different download size.
I'm a bit confused!
It depends on what options you selected for the ISO.
Thanks Brink! I'll look into it further, keep you posted.
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