Ever since the release of Windows 10 back in 2015, Microsoft has been offering a tool called Media Creation Tool designed to help PC users download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft.
Media Creation Tool features
The Media Creation Tool allows you to download Windows 10 ISO right from Microsoft servers. The best part is that you don’t need to enter your Windows 10’s product key to download the ISO. Just select the language, edition, and architecture type of Windows 10 to start downloading the latest version of Windows 10 ISO.
Besides downloading the ISO image, it can also be used to create Windows 10 bootable USB or bootable DVD. This means that the tool supports burning the downloaded ISO file to DVD and USB to prepare a bootable media.
In addition to downloading Windows 10 ISO and creating bootable media, the Media Creation Tool also allows you to upgrade your current Windows installation to the latest version of Windows 10.
The Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 can be used to download the following editions of Windows 10 in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions:
# Windows 10 Home
# Windows 10 Home N
# Windows 10 Home Single Language
# Windows 10 Pro
# Windows Pro N
For some reason, the Enterprise edition of Windows 10 is not available in the Media Creation Tool. So you cannot use it to download the Enterprise edition.
Important: Starting November 2015, there is no option in Media Creation Tool to download Home and Pro ISO images separately. You just need to select Windows 10 in the Edition field. This ISO includes both Home and Pro ISO images. If you want to install only the Pro edition, please refer to our how to select Pro edition while installing Windows 10 guide for detailed instructions.
Download Media Creation Tool
Unlike before, there is no separate Media Creation Tool for 64-bit. Microsoft has now included both 64-bit and 32-bit in a single installer, meaning the tool that you download from the below link is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. If you are wondering, yes, you can run the Media Creation Tool on Windows 7/8.1 as well.
As you would expect, you need to run the Media Creation tool with admin rights. Between, you can download Windows 10 without using the Media Creation Tool, but you need to make a small change to your web browser to do so.
Have fun with Windows 10!