Sunday, October 14, 2018

How to download Windows 10 ISO file

Installing the Windows OS, be it 7, 8 or 10, on a brand new PC is not quite as simple as booting up, putting in the installation disc and following the on-screen instructions. Don't worry though, once you know the fairly easy steps you need to take, getting the operating system onto your new PC should be a straightforward process. This is also a good time to get used to working in the BIOS menu.

The installation Media

The first thing to consider is the installation media you want to use to install Windows. This can be either a shop bought install disc, a created disc or a prepared USB flash drive.

1. If you have an official Windows installation disc, you can skip this part and move on to the boot process. If you have an old copy of Windows, it is usually possible to reuse that to install Windows on your new PC, as long as it is not already registered on another PC, or is no longer being used on another PC, although this is a slightly more complicated process.

2. Increasing, Windows is offered as a downloadable file rather than a physical disc. Just as with a disc, when buying a digital copy of Windows, it will need to include a unique activation key. You will be asked for this during installation. A digital download of Windows will be an ISO file, which is just an archive of a CD/DVD (called an image). This will need to be burnt to a disc or a bootable USB flash drive.

3. If you do not have a Windows 10 CD/DVD you can use the Microsoft Download Tool to get the Windows 10 ISO file and burn it to a DVD. To download the Microsoft Download Tool click HERE and then click on the Download tool now button to download the tool

4. Now save it to your computer. I would just put it on your Desktop to easily locate it later. 

5. Once the tool is downloaded you can run the program by double-clicking on it.

NOTE: If you use Chrome or Firefox browser you can just click on it once at the bottom left when the download is finished to run the program

Preparing the ISO File For Download

1. Run the Media Creation Tool you downloaded earlier and install it.

2. Click on Accept

3. Wait for it to gather the required information. 

4. Select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC and click Next

5. Depending on your PC you can select either 32 or 64 bit. If you do not know just select Both and click Next

6. Click ISO file and click Next

7. Saving the ISO. Click on Desktop > Name your ISO file > and click Save

8. Now wait for the Download process to finish and you should be able to see the ISO file on your Desktop

9. Wait for the tool to finish creating the Windows 10 ISO file

10. Click Finish

11. Follow this instruction to burn the ISO file to a blank DVD.


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