How To Download ISO Image of Windows 10

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Computers used to be packaged with a Windows CD or, at least, a hidden partition allowing you to reinstall or update your system. Now, Microsoft allows you to download the ISO image of your system, which notably allows you to create a bootable USB of Windows 10.

Before You Download the ISO Image

It is strongly recommended that you only use official downloads of the disc image and avoid third-party downloads coming from peer-to-peer sources (torrents, etc.). This is because the download may be contaminated or contain the wrong Windows version.

Microsoft allows you to download the ISO image of the latest Windows 10 version in 32- or 64-bits directly from its servers. To do so, you need to have a valid license key for the software.

Automatically Download Windows 10 ISO Image

To access an official Microsoft download link, go to its dedicated web page.

If you already have Windows 10, this link will redirect you to the Media Creation Tool, which allows you to download the ISO image directly from the tool.

Manually Download Windows 10 ISO Image

You can force the manual download page by masking the system that your navigator is operating on.

To do this on Google Chrome, press [Ctrl] + [Maj] + [i], followed by [Ctrl] + [Maj] + [M].

On Mozilla Firefox, press [Ctrl] + [Maj] + [M] and select a mobile application.

Once on the page, select the edition and the language, then confirm each choice:

The page should, then, give you access to the downloads for the Windows 10 ISO image in 64-bit and 32-bit in English :

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