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Download Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft without Media Creation Tool

Monday, November 18, 2019
You can easily any version of Windows 10 from this Microsoft download link. The problem with this link is that if you open the link on a Windows 10 PC, it will automatically detect and force the user to download the media creation tool first. The media creation tool can download the ISO but it is not a very pleasant experience. If you want to use a download manager, then you will need the direct download links.



Here, we will discuss how to download Windows 10 ISO directly without Media Creation Tool. This method is useful especially when you want to download the ISO in any other language of choice other than English.
The supported languages include the following:
  • English (United States)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • German
  • French
  • French (Canada)
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • Swedish
  • Czech
  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Finnish
  • Thai
Let’s first understand the logic. Microsoft’s media creation tool is only for Windows. If you open the same page using another device like Android, macOS, etc., Microsoft will give you the download links. We can trick Microsoft into thinking that we are not using Windows. This can be done if we are using Google Chrome or Firefox or even Safari. We will only discuss how to do this in Chrome and Firefox only.
For Chrome, follow the instructions below:
  1. Open Microsoft Windows 10 download webpage in Google Chrome.
  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + i to open the Inspect panel
    Open inspect panel in Chrome
    Open inspect panel in Chrome
  3. Press the three vertical dots icon at the top right corner of the inspect window.
  4. Go to More Tools –> Network Conditions.
    Open network conditions
    Open network conditions
  5. Under User agent, uncheck select automatically.
  6. The above step will enable a drop-down list just below the checkbox. Select anything other than Windows. For example, I chose Chrome OS.
    Select user agent in Chrome
    Select user agent in Chrome
  7. Without closing the inspect panel, hit the reload button or press F5. This will re-open the same Windows 10 download page but with a drop-down menu to select the edition of Windows ISO you want to download.
    Select Windows edition to download
    Select Windows edition to download
  8. Select the edition of Windows 10 to download (normally the top one which is the latest) and press Confirm button.
  9. Next, you will need to select the product language. Choose which language you want to download the ISO in and click the Confirm button.
    Select the product language
    Select the product language
  10. You will be provided two buttons on the next screen.
    64-bit Download
    32-bit Download
    Click on the appropriate link and the download will start immediately.
    Windows 10 download links
    Windows 10 download links
Please note that these download links will be valid for 24-hours only. So you need to complete the download process before the expiration time.
If you are using Firefox, you can use the user agent switcher addon to change the user agent.
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