Skip to main content

Download Windows 10 ISO files from Microsoft


There are two methods to legitametly obtaining a Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft. First is the direct download option, however the link typically is changed multiple times a year so the website may not function properly. Microsoft encourages the use of the Windows 10 Setup tool instead, and here's how to use both options.

Option 1: Direct Download



Select the edition of Windows 10 that you want a disk image download for.


Choose the language for the ISO file, in my installation case, I chose English.


Download whichever version of Windows 10 corresponds to your computer, and in most cases, 64-bit is the best option.

The ISO should now be available on your computer in the Downloads folder.

Option 2: Setup Tool Download

First, download the Windows 10 Setup Tool from Microsoft. You can access the tool from the Download Windows 10 website from Microsoft or from the direct link below. Either way, the program functions the same.

Windows 10 Setup Tool - Microsoft


Once opened, accept the Applicable notices and license terms.


Select Create installation media for another PC, then press Next.


Depending on your computer, it may take a while for things to "get ready". It took my computer and internet connection about 2 minutes to complete. Just be patient!


Press ISO file then press Next.


You can configure the language, edition, and architecture, but if the ISO is for a virtual machine or for the computer you are currently using, press Next.


Name the ISO file whatever you want and place it in a directory you will be able to find again.


Now Windows 10 will be downloaded and converted into an ISO file. It will be available after the loading halts.


Now your ISO file is available! 

You can create a Windows installation USB with Rufus or use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to create a bootable installation USB. 

Related Topics:

How to Access the Boot Menu - Fitzsimmons Weekly

After you've entered the Boot Menu on your computer, select the USB drive and wait for the Windows install screen to appear. Follow the below guide and Windows will be installed!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Hackintosh Boot Flags

If this is your first time building or making a Hackintosh, boot flags may seem like a foreign concept. Once you understand what each of them means, you can get started!
Clover Boot Flags:Verbose Mode:

 -v 
Safe Mode:

 -x 
Single User Mode:

 -s 
Zone Postponing: (use if hanging)

 -no-zp 
Single CPU core mode:

 cpus=1 
No Kext Cache Mode: (When changing kexts)

 -f 
Disables VT-x or VT-d:

 dart=0 
Verbose Mode:

 -v 
Enable NVIDIA Web Drivers: (do not use with nv_disable=1)

 nvda_drv=1 
Disable NVIDIA graphics cards: (do not use with nvda_drv=1)

 nv_disable=1 
Kext Dev Mode:

 kext-dev-mode=1 
Rootless Mode:  Do not boot with this on El Capitan or macOS Sierra

 rootless=0  If you're stuck at [PCI Configuration Began]:

 npci=0x2000   npci=0x3000 
Set Maximum Memory (RAM): (In megabytes)

 maxmem=4096   maxmem=8192 
Troubleshooting: If you are having any trouble, first try this string. It works on a lot of systems with Intel HD Graphics to get into the OS X Installer from a Unibeast USB.

 -v -x -s -no-zp 

If you have…

Generic Windows Installation Keys

PLEASE NOTE: These are not product keys that will function to activate Windows. These are only for installing Windows.
Windows Edition Product Key Windows Vista
Windows Vista Starter X9PYV-YBQRV-9BXWV-TQDMK-QDWK4 Windows Vista Home Basic RCG7P-TX42D-HM8FM-TCFCW-3V4VD Windows Vista Home Premium X9HTF-MKJQQ-XK376-TJ7T4-76PKF Windows Vista Business 4D2XH-PRBMM-8Q22B-K8BM3-MRW4W Windows Vista Ultimate VMCB9-FDRV6-6CDQM-RV23K-RP8F7 Windows 7 Windows 7 Starter 7Q28W-FT9PC-CMMYT-WHMY2-89M6G Windows 7 Home Basic YGFVB-QTFXQ-3H233-PTWTJ-YRYRV Windows 7 Home Premium RHPQ2-RMFJH-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F Windows 7 Professional HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487 Windows 7 Ultimate D4F6K-QK3RD-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV Windows 7 Enterprise H7X92-3VPBB-Q799D-Y6JJ3-86WC6 Windows 7 N
Windows 7 Starter N D4C3G-38HGY-HGQCV-QCWR8-97FFR Windows 7 Home Basic N MD83G-H98CG-DXPYQ-Q8GCR-HM8X2 Windows 7 Home Premium N D3PVQ-V7M4J-9Q9K3-GG4K3-F99JM Windows 7 Professional N BKFRB-RTCT3-9HW44-FX3X8-M48M6 Windows 7 Ultimate N HTJK6-DXX8T-…

Download Windows Virtual Machine Images

Download Windows Virtual Machine Images Microsoft has released free and legal Windows virtual machine images that run for 90 days until they expire. If you are a developer or want to test a program, these virtual machine images are perfect!

Virtualization Software Supported: VirtualBox, VMware, Parallels, VPC, or HyperV.

From Microsoft:
Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE6 through IE11 using free virtual machines you download and manage locally.
Windows XP: (Hosted on Archive.org)

IE 6 on XP:
VirtualBoxVagrantHyperVVPCVMware

Windows Vista: (Hosted on Archive.org)IE 7 on Vista:
VirtualBoxVagrantHyperVVPCVMwareWindows 7: (Hosted by Microsoft)

IE 8 on Windows 7:
VirtualBoxVagrantHyperVVPCVMwareParallelsIE 9 on Windows 7:
VirtualBoxVagrantHyperVVPCVMwareParallelsIE 10 on Windows 7:
VirtualBoxVagrantHyperVVPCVMwareParallelsIE 11 on Windows 7:
VirtualBoxVagrantHyperVVPCVMwareParallelsWindows 8.1: (Hosted by Microsoft)

IE 11 on Windows 8.1:
VirtualBoxVagrantHyperVVMwareParallels

Windows 10: (Hosted by …