This time, Microsoft has adapted a different strategy to distribute Windows 10 to the users. They are now providing Windows ISO download through their through a download tool instead of providing direct links to it.
We don’t know the motive behind such move but this is really an inconvenient method for delivering the Operating system, as it will discourage the rollout of new OS. Users including system administrators are having issues with the upgrade. Many of them are reporting slow .ISO download through “Media Creation tool” that is being offered by Microsoft. Anyhow, here’s a guide that will get you the legal and official Windows 10 Professional, Home and Enterprise edition downloads.
How to Download Windows 10 ISO for Bootable USB and DVD:
1. Download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft.
For 64 bit PC’s:
- MediaCreationTool64.exe – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616936
For 32 bit (x86) PC’s:
- MediaCreationTool.exe – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616935
2. Once the download is complete, open the tool. If the User Access Control warning pops up, click yes.
3. After half a minute, Windows 10 setup window will appear. Select “Create Installation Media for another PC” radio button and click Next.
4. Now Select your desired OS language, Edition and Windows architecture. If you are using Core2Duo, Core i3, Core i5 or i7 CPu select 64 Bit. If you are unsure about your CPU type, select BOTH option from architecture drop box. Then click Next.
5. Now it will ask you whether to create a bootable USB flash drive, or you could save an ISO file which can later be used to create Bootable Windows 10 USB. Select ISO file radio button because it’s a more versatile option. It will ask you for a path to save ISO file, define the path.
6. The Windows 10 ISO download will initiate. It will show you the progress in percent. Be patient.
7. When its done, you can either create installation DVD or Bootable USB flash drive. Choice is yours.
That’s all. You might experience slow download progress through media creation tool. It’s normal due to the massive load on Microsoft servers, it will get better with time.