How to download official Windows 10 ISO without Media Creation Tool

How to download official Windows 10 ISO without Media Creation Tool

It is not necessary to use the Media Creation Tool to download ISO images of the new version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. Let’s look at ways to download Windows 10 on a PC without this tool.

It is possible to download a Windows 10 ISO image file to perform a clean installation without using the Media Creation Tool, but Microsoft is hiding it for Windows 10 users.

Microsoft creates ISO images for every release of Windows 10, including the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. However, when you go to the support site, you don’t have the ability to download ISO images directly. Instead, you are prompted to download the Windows Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool.

This is due to the fact that the Microsoft support site is able to determine your operating system – if you use Windows 10, then Microsoft imposes on you the use of the Media Creation Tool.

However, if you do not want to perform additional steps, you can directly download ISO images from Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool. To do this, just tell the support site that you are using a different operating system.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to download the official Windows 10 ISO images (November 2019 Update) directly from Microsoft servers without using the Media Creation Tool.

How to download a Windows 10 ISO image from Microsoft

To download the ISO-image of Windows 10 Windows 10 November 2019 Update (version 1909), you need to change your browser settings.

Microsoft edge

In the Microsoft Edge browser, click on the link

microsoft.com/software-download/windows10ISO.

Right-click on the page and select the “Check item” option (or press F12).

Tip: If you do not see this item in the menu: then open the about: flags page and check the option: Display the items “Show source” and “Check item” in the context menu.

Select the Emulation tab.
In the mode section, set the “User Agent String” to Apple Safari (iPad).
Refresh the page if the browser did not do this automatically.
Select your preferred version of Windows 10 and click the “Confirm” button.
Select your language from the drop-down menu and click the “Confirm” button.
Click the button to start loading the Windows 10 ISO image.

Google Chrome / Opera / Chromium

In the Google Chrome browser / Yandex.Browser / Opera / Chromium follow the link

microsoft.com/software-download/windows10ISO.

Right-click on the page and select the View code option (or press F12).
In the developer tools, select the “three dots” menu, then go to More tools> Network conditions.
In the “User agent” section, uncheck the “Select automatically” checkbox.
In the drop-down list, select Safari – Mac.
Refresh the page.
Select your preferred version of Windows 10 and click the “Confirm” button.
Select your language from the drop-down menu and click the “Confirm” button.
Click the button to start loading the Windows 10 ISO image.

Mozilla firefox

In Mozilla Firefox, click here.

microsoft.com/software-download/windows10ISO.

Install extensions to modify the user-agent directive, for example, User-Agent Switch or Random User-Agent.
Use the extension to switch the user-agent to another platform, such as the Apple Mac-OS.
Refresh the page.
Select your preferred version of Windows 10 and click the “Confirm” button.
Select your language from the drop-down menu and click the “Confirm” button.
Click the button to start loading the Windows 10 ISO image.

After loading the ISO image, you can use the tools to create bootable Windows 10 media, for example, the Rufus program.