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How to Download the Latest Windows 10 ISO Files Directly Using Your Web Browser

andre

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Update: Microsoft is forcing users to download the ISO file using the Media Creation Tool. If you still want to download the ISO file directly, you can do so by changing the User Agent String in your web browser. This will make the browser pretend its on an operating system such as Linux or macOS, which Microsoft permits direct downloads from.

 

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Before you upgrade, make sure you check if your system is compatible:

 

12 Things You Should Do Before Installing Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703)

Once you have your system backed up, you can download the ISOs by heading to the following URL: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Scroll down, then click in the Select edition list box.

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Choose the edition that currently matches your currently installed edition.

  • Windows 10 - contains both Windows 10 Home and Pro
  • Windows 10 N - contains both Windows 10 Home and Pro N - for customers in Europe (lacks Media Player).
  • Windows 10 Single Language - contains install files for Windows 10 Home Single Language

The ISO downloaded containing your corresponding edition, will detect and install the correct edition during setup.

Click Confirm

Choose your language then click Confirm again

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Choose your architecture - 32 or 64 bit.

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If you are not sure which edition to download and install, press Windows key + X, then click System; this will tell you which architecture is currently installed. Computers running Windows 8 or Windows 10, can double click the ISO to mount it then begin the installation. If you are running Windows 7, you will need to initialize the ISO. See how you can do that in the following article:

Create a Windows 10 USB Bootable Flash Drive (Updated) - groovyPost

Review instructions how you can upgrade using the ISO:

How You Can Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update Right Now

There are lot more exciting features in Windows 10 Creators Update such as wider support for mixed reality gear, game mode and improvements to features like the Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux.

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It seems like the URL in the link redirects incorrectly. Try going directly to https//www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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Andre,:)

Why is it that I have no option to download older ISO's like 1607....only offered 1703, my current build? 

Wayne

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I'm using a Linux system and cannot get a Windows 10 download whatever I try. I simply get 'we encountered an error processing your request' and a link to an irrelevant FAQ page!!

In desperation I installed Windows 7 first as I had a copy of that handy but, once I've gone through the rigmarole of downloading the installer I get a typical meaningless Microsoft error code 0x80190194 - 0x90018.

I'm only trying to install this OS for a friend and have NEVER encountered so many difficulties simply trying to get hold of a copy!!!

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You are on Windows, using Chrome and you do not want to use the tool... You can do this by changing the user agent in your browser... Here is how?

- Go to the download page ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10  )

- Click F12

- Click on icon "Customize and control DevTools" (In my case it is an icon with 3 dots below eachother)

- Choose menu item "More tools"

- Choose menu item "Network conditions" 

- In one of the windows you will have a new tab "Network conditions". Scroll down to "User agent"

- Uncheck "Select automatically"

- In the dropdown where "custom..." is selected. Now choose "Chrome -- Android Mobile" (or another non Windows browser)

- Press F5 to refresh your screen. You now have the possibility to download the iso.

 

Good luck

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On 11/28/2017 at 6:00 AM, Guest Dutch Guest said:

You are on Windows, using Chrome and you do not want to use the tool... You can do this by changing the user agent in your browser... Here is how?

- Go to the download page ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10  )

- Click F12

- Click on icon "Customize and control DevTools" (In my case it is an icon with 3 dots below eachother)

- Choose menu item "More tools"

- Choose menu item "Network conditions" 

- In one of the windows you will have a new tab "Network conditions". Scroll down to "User agent"

- Uncheck "Select automatically"

- In the dropdown where "custom..." is selected. Now choose "Chrome -- Android Mobile" (or another non Windows browser)

- Press F5 to refresh your screen. You now have the possibility to download the iso.

 

Good luck

Thanks! Is this newer than if we were to download via Media Creation Tool or is it the same ISO?

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How is that I have been installing software for years and none of this makes any sence at all. I have a laptop that with windows 10 and it crashed and cannot restore without an iso and I have to jump through hopes to do this simple thing. Thanks a lot Microsoft. What ever happened to making it simple stupid

 

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Thank you for this wonderful article.

Many people did not understand how to achieve this goal so I think this tricks help may people.

First open the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO this url with Google chrome browser and press with keyboard CTRL+SHIFT+I and than again CTRL+SHIFT+M now reload the page and you will see the hole page with small window like mobile view and enjoy :)

 

This is the Direct Download link of Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1709 Fall Creators Update ISO (64bit, International English Language, 4.380GB) 

https://software-download.microsoft.com/db/Win10_1709_EnglishInternational_x64.iso?t=889e3ada-8ed4-429b-9144-56807fb20499&e=1514043363&h=f34c716e576bd546934658df6b116a63 

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On a gigabit connection, it only took about five minutes for me. They're providing excellent bandwidth - so, wish you'd make this more accessible MS, but thank you for the bandwidth.

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What should I change the User Agent string too? I'm running Chrome, and have set it to "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.3; Nexus 7 Build/JSS15Q) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/63.0.3239.132 Safari/537.36" (by choosing "Chrome - Android Tablet". Microsoft still insist I download the Media Creation Tool, which then tells me I don't have sufficient space to download the update - which is why I want to download the ISO (assuming I can do that to my D drive, as I did some years back)!

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Guest El Bandito

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Use JDownloader. Google it..

It is free. No you do not have to pay for it. Fully operational.

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Great post. Many of users don't have idea about this so they can easily get it using this option. Thank you so much! For windows software, you can visit www.fileopt.com

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On 2017/11/29 at 7:06 PM, Guest Tech said:

Thanks! Is this newer than if we were to download via Media Creation Tool or is it the same ISO?

Hi, 

 

Thanks this worked for me just as you described and I changed my device to a Google Pixel 2 and refreshed the paged then I got the menu to choose what version and language and started the download.

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Guest Pohotni Znanstvenik

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On 12/11/2017 at 4:04 PM, Guest M$wasteOFtime said:

Buy a stable OS....

Ba dum tsss

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Guest Foxy Guest

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On 12/22/2017 at 8:49 AM, Guest Nobin said:

Thank you for this wonderful article.

Many people did not understand how to achieve this goal so I think this tricks help may people.

First open the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO this url with Google chrome browser and press with keyboard CTRL+SHIFT+I and than again CTRL+SHIFT+M now reload the page and you will see the hole page with small window like mobile view and enjoy :)

 

This is the Direct Download link of Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1709 Fall Creators Update ISO (64bit, International English Language, 4.380GB) 

https://software-download.microsoft.com/db/Win10_1709_EnglishInternational_x64.iso?t=889e3ada-8ed4-429b-9144-56807fb20499&e=1514043363&h=f34c716e576bd546934658df6b116a63 

^^^^^^^ This is the best answer so far for getting a hold of the update. Convoluted as heck on MS's part for making it this weird to get to, but brilliant on Guest Nobin's part for figuring it out. Thanks!

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Guest this still works- sept 2018

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On 4/14/2018 at 1:15 PM, Guest Foxy Guest said:

^^^^^^^ This is the best answer so far for getting a hold of the update. Convoluted as heck on MS's part for making it this weird to get to, but brilliant on Guest Nobin's part for figuring it out. Thanks!

this still works- sept 2018

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22nd of October. Tried to download. but it's giving me the October update even if it displays the old one. This is a big issue, because several devices on my laptop aren't working and that's a true pain in the *******. Only thing I can do is to acutally order and buy recovery media, because just resetting won't help, since the system is updated to the October update. 
 

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