Windows 10 ISO images are available for download for everyone. Microsoft makes the ISO files available so that users can download and clean, install / update Windows without any problems. Microsoft provides multiple ways to download and install the latest version of Windows. We will discuss the ways in detail in this article.
The Windows 10 setup comes in the form of an ISO file. An ISO is a single file containing all Windows 10 installation media. The ISO file can be burned on a USB drive or a DVD drive to make the drive bootable. You can also extract the contents of the ISO file and install Windows from extracted files. But this limits your ability to clean install the Operating System. You will only be able to install the OS without formatting the primary C drive.
There are two types of ISO files. One is the normal Windows 10 ISO file which contains all consumer-level editions of Windows including Home, Pro, etc. The second type of ISO is the enterprise version of Windows. You can choose the Windows 10 ISO download according to your requirements.
You can also download and install Windows 11 ISO files.
Windows 10 direct download links
Windows 10 Version 22H2 (Complete changelog and review here)
Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Complete changelog and review here)
Windows 10 Version 21H2 32-bit English (3.9 GiB)
Windows 10 Version 21H1 (Complete changelog and review here)
Windows 10 Version 20H2 (Complete changelog and review here)
Windows 10 Version 20H2 64-bit English (5.7 GiB)
Windows 10 Version 20H2 32-bit English (4.2 GiB)
Windows 10 Version 2004 (Complete changelog and review here)
Windows 10 Version 1909 (Complete changelog and review here)
Windows 10 Version 1909 64-bit English (5.0 GiB)
Windows 10 Version 1909 32-bit English (3.5 GiB)
The ISOs downloaded from the above-mentioned links contain the following Windows 10 Editions:
- Windows 10 Home | Core
- Windows 10 Home N | CoreN
- Windows 10 Home Single Language | CoreSingleLanguage
- Windows 10 Education | Education
- Windows 10 Education N | EducationN
- Windows 10 Pro | Professional
- Windows 10 Pro N | ProfessionalN
- Windows 10 Pro Education | ProfessionalEducation
- Windows 10 Pro Education N | ProfessionalEducationN
- Windows 10 Pro for Workstations | ProfessionalWorkstation
- Windows 10 Pro N for Workstations | ProfessionalWorkstationN
Windows 10 also comes with other SKUs, including Windows 10 Enterprise. You will need to download the enterprise edition separately. The download links for the enterprise version are listed below.
Download Windows 10 using Update Assistant
If you already use Windows on your system, this is the easiest way to upgrade to the latest version. If the update assistant does not download the ISO file for you, it automatically updates your Operating System to the latest version. You will need an active internet connection before the update assistant completes the process.
Follow the steps below to upgrade your Operating System.
- Download Windows Update Assistant from here [6 MB]
- Run the executable and click on the Update Now button.
- The assistant will check the compatibility of the latest Windows version with your hardware. This should be fine if you are using a modern PC.
- Click the Next button to start the download. It will take some time for the download to complete, and then the installation will start automatically.
The system may ask you to restart to proceed with the installation.
Download Windows 10 using the Windows Media Creation Tool
If you want to do a new installation of Windows 10, then you can download the Windows 10 Windows Media Creation tool. This will automatically download Windows and create a bootable media like USB or DVD for you. The media creation tool acts as a Windows 10 download tool plus a bootable USB builder. You can perform a clean install and upgrade your current installation.
Download Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft without Media Creation Tool
You can easily access any version of Windows 10 from this Microsoft download link. The problem with this link is that if you open the link on a Windows 10 PC, it automatically detects and forces the user to download the media creation tool first. The media creation tool can download the ISO, but it is not pleasant. If you want to use the download manager, you will need the direct download links.
Here, we will discuss how to download Windows 10 ISO directly without Media Creation Tool. This method is useful especially when you want to download the ISO in any other language of choice other than English.
The supported languages include the following:
- English (United States)
- English (United Kingdom)
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- French (Canada)
- Spanish (Latin America)
- Chinese (Traditional)