Download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO file

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has officially arrived, and Microsoft is now slowly rolling it out to millions of devices around world. However, if you want to upgrade early and you’re up to the challenge, it’s also possible to upgrade using an ISO file.

Microsoft releases the ISO files for every new release of Windows 10, including for the Fall Creators Update, the only caveat is that when you use a Windows 10 device to download the ISO from the Microsoft support website, you’re only given the choice to get the Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool.

If you don’t want to go through the extra steps, there is a workaround to download the ISO file of Windows 10 with the latest update directly without having to use the Media Creation Tool. You just need to trick the site to think you’re using an unsupported OS.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to download the Windows 10 ISO file (now with the Fall Creators Update) directly from Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool.

How to download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO file

In order to download the ISO file of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you’ll have to change your web browser settings to navigate the Microsoft support site as if you were using an unsupported OS, and then you’ll be able to download the ISO.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open a new tab on Microsoft Edge.

  2. Copy and paste this Microsoft support site link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO in the address bar, and press Enter. (If you get redirected, it’s an expected behavior.)

  3. Right-click on the page and select Inspect element.

    Quick Tip: If you don’t see the option, open about:flags from the address bar, and check the “Show ‘View source’ and ‘Inspect element’ in the context menu” option.
  4. Click on Emulation.

  5. Under “Mode”, change the user agent string to Apple Safari (ipad).

    Switch user agent on Edge

  6. Refresh the page if the browser doesn’t reload automatically.

  7. Select the edition of Windows 10 you want.

  8. Click the Confirm button.

  9. Pick your product language from the drop-down menu.

  10. Click the Confirm button.

  11. Click the button to download the Windows 10 ISO to begin the process.

    Download Windows 10 ISO without Media Creation Tool

Google Chrome

  1. Open a new tab on Chrome.

  2. Copy and paste this Microsoft support site link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO in the address bar, and press Enter. (If you get redirected, it’s an expected behavior.)

  3. Right-click on the page and select Inspect.

  4. Click the three-dotted menu button on the top-right, and under “More tools”, select Network conditions.

  5. Under “User agent”, clear the Select automatically option.

  6. Select the Safari – iPad iOS 9 option from the “User agent” drop-down menu.

    Switch user agent on Chrome

  7. Refresh the page if the browser doesn’t reload automatically.

  8. Select the edition of Windows 10 you want.

  9. Click the Confirm button.

  10. Pick your product language from the drop-down menu.

  11. Click the Confirm button.

  12. Click the button to download the Windows 10 ISO to begin the process.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Install a user agent switcher extension, such as User-Agent Switch.

  2. Open a new tab on Firefox.

  3. Copy and paste this Microsoft support site link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO in the address bar, and press Enter. (If you get redirected, it’s an expected behavior.)

  4. Switch the user agent with the extension to another platform like Mac.

    Switch user agent on Firefox

  5. Select the edition of Windows 10 you want.

  6. Click the Confirm button.

  7. Pick your product language from the drop-down menu.

  8. Click the Confirm button.

  9. Click the button to download the Windows 10 ISO to begin the process.

After downloading the ISO file, you can use tools, such as Rufus to create a bootable media of Windows 10.