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Windows 10 version 1903 ISO file direct download

You can download the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) ISO directly from the Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool, and here are three ways to do it.

Windows 10 1903 ISO direct download

Windows 10 version 1903 is finally available for download starting May 21, 2019, and Microsoft is making it available to millions of compatible devices around the world as optional install. However, if you want to start using the new features and improvements right now, you can install the new version using the ISO file.

In addition to using Windows Update, there’s also the upgrade option using Windows 10 ISO file. 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 the extra steps using the tools, there’s a workaround to download the ISO file of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update directly from the Microsoft servers. You just need to trick the site to think that you’re using a different OS.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to download the Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update) ISO file directly from Microsoft servers.

How to download Windows 10 1903 ISO file

Use these steps to download the Windows 10 version 1903 ISO file directly without Media Creation Tool.

Downloading Windows 10 ISO using Microsoft Edge (legacy)

Use these steps to download the Windows 10 ISO using the legacy version of 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
    Switch user agent on Edge
  6. Refresh the page if the browser doesn’t reload automatically.

  7. Select the Windows 10 May 2019 Update option.

  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 version 1903 ISO to begin the process.

    Download Windows 10 ISO without Media Creation Tool
    Download Windows 10 ISO without Media Creation Tool

Downloading Windows 10 ISO using Microsoft Edge (Chromium)

Use these steps to download the Windows 10 ISO using the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open a new tab on Microsoft Edge (Chromium).

  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.

  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.

    Accessing Network Conditions settings on Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Accessing Network Conditions settings on Microsoft Edge Chromium
  5. Under “User agent”, clear the Select automatically option.

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

    Microsoft Edge Chromium change user agent
    Microsoft Edge Chromium change user agent
  7. Refresh the page if the browser doesn’t reload automatically.

  8. Select the Windows 10 May 2019 Update option.

  9. Click the Confirm button.

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

    Download Windows 10 ISO using Edge Chromium directly
    Download Windows 10 ISO using Edge Chromium directly
  11. Click the Confirm button.

  12. Click the button to download the Windows 10 version 1903 ISO to begin the process.

Downloading Windows 10 ISO using Google Chrome

Use these steps to download the Windows 10 ISO using 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
    Switch user agent on Chrome
  7. Refresh the page if the browser doesn’t reload automatically.

  8. Select the Windows 10 May 2019 Update option.

  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 version 1903 ISO to begin the process.

Downloading ISO using Mozilla Firefox

Use these steps to download the Windows 10 ISO using Firefox:

  1. Open a new tab on Firefox.

  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. Use the Ctrl + Shift + M keyboard shortcut to open “Responsive design view.”

    Ctrl + Shift + M mode in Firefox
  4. Click the Responsive button at the top, and select the iPad option from the list.

  5. Click the Refresh button.

  6. Select the Windows 10 May 2019 Update option.

  7. Click the Confirm button.

  8. Select your language from the drop-down menu.

  9. Click the Confirm button.

  10. 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.