How to Download Windows 10 ISO Legally for free?
Downloading a Windows ISO image is essential for upgrading and restoring your computer, or for creating a Windows bootable disc. Microsoft allows users to legally download the ISO image for free from its website. However, there is one small catch. If you are a Windows user, you cannot directly download Windows 10 ISO from the Windows website. Microsoft lets you download its media creation tool to get the Windows 10 ISO file. Fortunately, there is a quick workaround you can use if you don’t want to download the media creation tool. In this article, we show you how to legally download Windows 10 ISO for free without downloading the media creation tool first.
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Here is how you can download the Windows 10 ISO file
As we mentioned earlier, Microsoft lets you download the media creation tool if you are a Windows user. The trick to directly access the Windows 10 ISO file is to change your browser’s user agent so that the Microsoft website does not know that you are using a Windows operating system. Here’s how you can do it.
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Step 1: Open Microsoft’s Windows 10 ISO download page on Google Chrome. Click here to be referred to the page.
Step 2: Now click on the ellipses (three dots) in the upper right corner of your web browser, scroll down to More Tools and select Developer Tools. You can also the Ctrl+Shift+I shortcut to open developer tools directly.
Step 3: Now click the ellipses on the Developer Tools panel, scroll down to More Tools and select Network Conditions.
Step 4: Go to the User Agent section and uncheck the ‘Select Automatically’ box. Select a non-Windows operating system in the selection box below.
Step 5: Now reload the download page on Microsoft’s website. You will be able to download the Windows 10 ISO directly.
Step 7: Select the Windows edition you want from the drop-down menu and confirm your selection.
Step 8: Select your desired product language and confirm your choice.
Step 9: Choose whether you want to download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Windows 10 ISO file.
Step 10: Save the ISO file to your desktop.
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This is how you can download a Windows 10 ISO file legally and for free without downloading the media creation tool. You can use this ISO image to install Windows on your computer. You can also use it to run Windows on a virtual machine or on a Mac. If you want to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive, you need to download the media creation tool first.
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