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Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file direct download

You can download the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) ISO directly from the Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool, and here are three ways to complete the task.

Windows 10 2004 ISO direct download

Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update, is now available for download starting on May 27, 2020, as optional update on compatible devices. However, if you want to start using the new features and improvements immediately, you can install the new version using the ISO file.

The recommended method to upgrade is to use Windows Update, but you also have the option to upgrade 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 to use these tools, you can download the ISO file of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update directly from the Microsoft servers by tricking the site to think you’re using a different operating system.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to download the Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file directly from the Microsoft servers.

How to download Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file

Use these steps to download the Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file directly without the Media Creation Tool.

Downloading Windows 10 ISO using Microsoft Edge (legacy)

To download the Windows 10 ISO using the legacy version of Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  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

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

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

  5. Under the “Mode” section, 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 2020 Update option.

  8. Click the Confirm button.

  9. Select the product language from the drop-down menu.

  10. Click the Confirm button.

  11. Click the button to download the Windows 10 version 2004 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)

To download the Windows 10 ISO using the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  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 the Inspect option.

  4. Click the three-dotted menu button on the top-right, and select the More tools menu, and choose the Network conditions option.

    Accessing Network Conditions settings on Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Accessing Network Conditions settings on Microsoft Edge Chromium
  5. Under the “User agent” section, 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 2020 Update option.

  9. Click the Confirm button.

  10. Select the 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 2004 ISO to begin the process.

Downloading Windows 10 ISO using Google Chrome

To download the Windows 10 ISO using Chrome, use these steps:

  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.

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

  4. Click the three-dotted menu button on the top-right, and select the More tools menu, and choose the Network conditions option.

  5. Under the “User agent” section, 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 November 2019 Update option.

  9. Click the Confirm button.

  10. Select the product language from the drop-down menu.

  11. Click the Confirm button.

  12. Click the button to download the Windows 10 version 2004 ISO to begin the process.

Downloading ISO using Mozilla Firefox

To download the Windows 10 ISO using Firefox, use these steps:

  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 the “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 2020 Update option.

  7. Click the Confirm button.

  8. Select the 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.