Download the Windows 10 ISO files without Media Creation Tool

Download the Windows 10 ISO files directly from Microsoft's servers and avoid going through the tedious process of using the Media Creation Tool.

Windows 10 1511 ISO download

Microsoft released the second major update of Windows 10, the Anniversary Update (version 1607) is available through Windows Update, and the company also made available its updated operating system through the Media Creation Tool to enable users to create a bootable media using a USB flash drive, DVD, or to create an ISO file.

If you’re part of the Insider Program, you might have got used to get direct download links for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update ISO files every time Microsoft released the operating system through the Slow ring. However, when Microsoft rolled out the November update, the company change its support page to offer the Media Creation Tool to get the Windows 10 ISO files, instead of offering the direct download links.

If you don’t want to go through this process, you can still download the Windows 10 version 1607 ISO files, for 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) system, on every language available, and on both edition Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home.

How to download the ISO files for Windows 10

  1. Head over to the Download Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO File) web page.

  2. Select the edition (Windows 10). You will notice you can select between Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro that’s because whatever you choose will get you both editions.

  3. Click the Confirm button.

  4. Choose your language.

  5. Click the Confirm button.

  6. Depending on the version of you use, click the 32-bit Download or 64-bit Download button.

It’s very important to note that the download links are only valid for 24 hours, after that time, you’ll need to create new links. Now with the Windows 10 ISO file, you can easily upgrade your system or make a clean installation of the operating system.

In addition, it’s important to note that Microsoft appears to have discontinued the Tech Bench program in favor of the new web page listed above.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and