Microsoft allows you to download the Windows 10 ISO image and even mount it to a USB stick or installation disc. And this, thanks to the Media Creation Tool accessible from the firm’s website. In this article, we are going to see how to download Windows 10 ISO disc.
You want to reinstall Windows 10 on your PC or install a copy on another computer. This requires an installation disc. If you still have the one supplied with the computer, reinstallation can be done with it, but you will then have to make the necessary updates to have the latest versions of the system.
If the installation disc is missing, Microsoft allows you to download Windows 10 installation ISO that you will be able to mount on a USB key directly using the tool provided on the publisher’s site. It is also not possible to recover the iSO other than by this tool if you try to download it from a computer running Windows. For those who would like to be able to retrieve it freely with their download manager, it is also possible to bypass the Media Creation Tool.
Download Windows 10 ISO by Media Creation Tool
Those who are used to regularly updating Windows 10 without waiting for the OTA update are well aware of Microsoft’s tools for manually updating the system. It is possible to go through the update assistance which will download and install the latest version of the OS directly or to use the second tool offered on the Microsoft site: the Media Creation Tool.
This tool has a dual purpose: to allow you to directly create a bootable USB key with the latest version of Windows 10, or – for those who prefer it – to recover the installation ISO on the hard drive to be able to burn it or download it. mount later on an external media. To do this :
- Go to the Microsoft site, more precisely at this address
- Click on the button Download the tool now. The download of Media Creation Tool should start automatically.
- This tool works directly without installation. Just launch it after downloading.
- Accept the terms of the contract
- On the next page, choose the option Create installation media
- On the next page, select the ISO File option and choose a location to save it
- Wait until the download is complete.
You now have a copy of Windows 10 in ISO version. You will be able mount it on a bootable USB stick later or burn it to DVD.