The day has finally come. This is the day we all have been waiting for the past few months, and it’s here. Microsoft has started rolling out the final version (RTM) of Windows 10 in waves to users who have registered for the free upgrade.
By now, many of you probably have upgraded your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10 for free and now looking for a clean install of Windows 10.
Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft
To help all users who have upgraded from Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10, Microsoft has just released Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to allow users download Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft, without having to enter the Windows 10 Product Key.
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
Besides allowing you to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft without the product key, the Media Creation Tool also allows you upgrade your current installation to Windows 10.
Luckily, the Media Creation Tool can also be used to download Windows 10 ISO file for another PC as well, which means if you have a PC without an internet connection, Media Creation Tool can be used to download Windows 10 ISO for that PC as well.
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 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.
After downloading the Windows 10 ISO file, you can use the same Media Creation Tool to create bootable DVD or bootable USB of Windows 10.
More importantly, while installing Windows 10, you will not need to enter a product key to activate your copy of Windows 10 if you have previously upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on the same PC.
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.
Download Media Creation Tool
There are two versions of Media Creation Tool for Windows 10. One is for 32-bit version of Windows, and another is for 64-bit Windows. So be sure to download the right version of Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 from the download page (link available at the end of this article).
As you would expect, you need to run the Media Creation tool for Windows 10 with admin rights.
Have fun with Windows 10!