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    How to Download Official Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft
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    20 Oct 2020
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    How to Download Official Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft


    If you need to install, repair 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 download an official Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft directly or by using the Media Creation Tool.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to run the Media Creation Tool.

    Windows 10 System Requirements

    If you would like to download a 90-day evaluation of Windows 10 Enterprise, then:

    Contents

    • Option One: Download Latest Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO using Media Creation Tool
    • Option Two: Download Latest Windows 10 Education ISO using Media Creation Tool
    • Option Three: Directly Download Latest Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft
    • Option Four: Directly Download Latest or Recent Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO from Microsoft
    • Option Five: Download Older Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO from Microsoft via TechBench by WZT
    • Option Six: Download Older Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Education ISO from Microsoft via "Windows ISO Downloader" tool by HeiDoc.net






    OPTION ONE

    Download Latest Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO using Media Creation Tool


    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:

    1. An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
    2. Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.


    ISO file for Windows 10 version 20H2 build 19042.572 is currently available for download using this option as of October 20, 2020.


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


    (Windows 10 version 20H2)

    Download

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-media_creation_tool_download.png

    2 Save the MediaCreationTool20H2.exe file (version 10.0.19042.572) to your desktop, and run it.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-mediacreationtool20h2.png

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

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-mct-1.png

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-windows_10_download_tool-1.png

    6 Uncheck the Use the recommended options for this PC box. (see screenshot below)

    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.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-media_creation_tool_use_recommended_options.png

    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)

    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 a 10 GB USB flash drive if creating Windows 10 USB installation media with the ISO.

    Your digital license 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.


    Download Windows 10 ISO File-windows_10_download_tool-2.png

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-windows_10_download_tool-3.png

    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)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-windows_10_download_tool-4.png

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-windows_10_download_tool-5.png

    11 When the download has finished, click/tap on the link where you selected to save the ISO file at to open that location, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-windows_10_download_tool-6.png






    OPTION TWO

    Download Latest Windows 10 Education ISO using Media Creation Tool


    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:

    1. Your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx).
    2. An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
    3. Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.


    ISO file for Windows 10 version 20H2 build 19042.572 is currently available for download using this option as of October 20, 2020.


    1 Click/tap on the Download button below, and click/tap on the Download tool now button at Microsoft's site. (see screenshot below)
    2 Save the MediaCreationTool20H2.exe file (version 10.0.19042.572) to your desktop, and run it.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-mediacreationtool20h2.png

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

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-download_windows_-0_education_iso-2.jpg

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-download_windows_-0_education_iso-3.jpg

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-download_windows_-0_education_iso-4.jpg

    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)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-download_windows_-0_education_iso-5.jpg

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-download_windows_-0_education_iso-6.jpg

    9 When the download has finished, select where you selected to save the ISO file at, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-download_windows_-0_education_iso-7.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    Directly Download Latest Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft


    ISO file for Windows 10 version 20H2 build 19042.572 is currently available for download using this option as of October 20, 2020.


    1 Open Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge (Chromium based), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

    2 Go to: Download Windows 10

    3 Press F12 to open Developer Tools. (see screenshot below)

    Skip this step for Mozilla Firefox.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-directly_download_windows_10_iso-1.png

    4 Press the Ctrl + Shift + M keys to open the Toggle device toolbar in Developer Tools. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-directly_download_windows_10_iso-2.png

    5 Click/tap on the Responsive button on the toolbar, select iPad Pro or iPad (Firefox) in the drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-directly_download_windows_10_iso-3.png

    6 Click/tap on the Reload this page (Google Chrome), Refresh (Microsoft Edge), Reload current page (Mozilla Firefox) button to reload the page. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-directly_download_windows_10_iso-4.png

    7 You can now close the F12 Developer Tools pane. (see screenshot below)

    Skip this step for Mozilla Firefox since you skipped step 3.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-directly_download_windows_10_iso-5.png

    8 Select Windows 10 in the Select edition drop menu, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-directly_download_windows_10_iso-6.png

    9 Select the language (ex: "English") you want for Windows 10 in the Select the product language drop menu, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-directly_download_windows_10_iso-7.png

    10 Click/tap on the 32-bit Download or 64-bit Download button to download the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10 ISO file you want. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-directly_download_windows_10_iso-8.png






    OPTION FOUR

    Directly Download Latest or Recent Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO from Microsoft


    Flight Hub is a "dashboard" for Windows Insiders to quickly identify the latest Insider Preview releases for PC, Server, IoT, and SDKs as well as ISO images.

    How to Get Windows Insider Fast Ring ISO image for latest build


    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

    OR

    (Advanced Options for more Insider Preview editions and builds to select from)

    Download

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-windows_10_insider_iso.png






    OPTION FIVE

    Download Older Windows 10 Home or Pro ISO from Microsoft via TechBench by WZT


    These are hidden official ISO downloads, no longer "officially" hosted by Microsoft, but are still available to downloaded directly from Microsoft servers ("https://software-download.microsoft.com") via a link at TechBench by WZT. Originally, these were on Digital River.


    1 Go to the TechBench by WZT website.

    2 Select Windows (Final) in the Select type drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-techbench_by_wzt-1.jpg

    3 Select the Windows 10 version and build you want to download and ISO for in the Svelect version drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-techbench_by_wzt-2.jpg

    4 Select Windows 10 in the Select edition drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-techbench_by_wzt-3.jpg

    5 Select the language (ex: "English") you want for the ISO file in the Select language drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-techbench_by_wzt-4.jpg

    6 Select if you want a 32-bit (x32) or 64-bit (x64) ISO file in the Select file drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-techbench_by_wzt-5.jpg

    7 Click/tap on the Download button. (see screenshot below)

    Be sure you only click/tap on this specific Download button.

    If you don't you will be clicking on an advertising link instead for something unwanted.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-techbench_by_wzt-6.jpg

    8 Navigate to and select where (ex: "Desktop") you want to save the ISO file to, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-techbench_by_wzt-7.jpg






    OPTION SIX

    Download Older Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Education ISO from Microsoft via "Windows ISO Downloader" tool by HeiDoc.net


    These are hidden official ISO downloads, no longer "officially" hosted by Microsoft, but are still available to downloaded directly from Microsoft servers ("https://software-download.microsoft.com") via a Windows ISO Downloader tool by HeiDoc.net. Originally, these were on Digital River.


    1 Download the Windows ISO Downloader tool by HeiDoc.net.

    2 Run the downloaded Windows-ISO-Downloader.exe file, and ignore/minimize the advertising window.

    The Windows-ISO-Downloader.exe file is a standalone .exe file that does not install anything on your computer.


    3 Select (dot) Windows 10 in the Windows tab at the top right corner. (see screenshots below step 5)

    4 Select the Windows 10 edition (ex: "Windows 10 Home/Pro") under the version (ex: "Windows 10 November 2029 Update - November 2019") you want an ISO for, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshots below step 5)

    5 Select the language (ex: "English") you want for the ISO, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshots below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-heidoc-1.png
    Download Windows 10 ISO File-editions-1.png Download Windows 10 ISO File-editions-2.png Download Windows 10 ISO File-editions-3.png

    6 Click/tap on the 64-bit Download or 32-bit Download for the type of ISO you want. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-heidoc-2.png

    7 Click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-heidoc-3.png

    8 Navigate to and select where (ex: "Desktop") you want to save the ISO file to, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

    Download Windows 10 ISO File-heidoc-4.png

    9 When the ISO file has finished downloading, you can close the HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader window if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. nomadgamer13's Avatar
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Thank you Shawn!
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  2. mattfromoz's Avatar
    Posts : 20
    WIN. 10 Home 10586.104
       #2

    trying this at the moment
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  3. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,264
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
       #3

    A note about a clean install of Windows 10

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

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    Jim
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  4. CalBear37's Avatar
    Posts : 128
    Windows 10
       #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 : 53,632
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 20262
    Thread Starter
       #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 03:39. Reason: update
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  6. CalBear37's Avatar
    Posts : 128
    Windows 10
       #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 04:35. Reason: An Update
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  7. EMINENT's Avatar
    Posts : 99
       #7

    Great. . Been waiting for the iso. Can't wait to be clean.
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  8. nigelmercier's Avatar
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #8

    Phone Man said:
    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.
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  9. blackroseMD1's Avatar
    Posts : 2,056
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       #9

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