Folks have been waiting with bated breath for Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 and just today we put up a guide on how Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can force update their systems to the Windows 10. In case you don’t want to fiddle around and sweat for the update then Microsoft has made available the Windows 10 ISO for download. As of now the ISO files are available for Windows 10 Home and Pro versions.
There are many possible reasons for one to download Windows 10 ISO files, primarily being the need to clean install Windows 10 on your PC. There are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 ISO files available for download.
Prerequisites for the download include a Internet connection (d’uh) along with adequate free data space (at least 4GB) on either a computer, USB or any other external media you choose to download. Just check if your system meets the minimum system requirements for running a copy of Windows 10.
In the initial steps, the installer prompts you for the product key. Check out this guide from Microsoft to help you use the appropriate product as and when required. Additionally, Windows 8 users can also punch in the following command in CMD (win key + R) to find the product key- wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey. Others might have to use powershell command as explained here.
We have pegged big hope on the Windows 10 which reportedly is the last Windows version post which the Redmond company will shift to a software as a service model wherein users are required to pay for only the period they use the software for, this move is expected to bring down the upfront cost for the users and also reduce the cost to upgrade for the latest version.
Download Windows 10 ISO – official links
You need to punch in your Windows 7 or Windows 8 product key to get started. Make sure you choose the corresponding Windows 10 ISO version as to your existing Windows 7 or 8 version (Ex: Windows 8 Home users should choose Windows 10 Home ISO).
It’s not clear if Microsoft will be disclosing the Windows 10 ISO direct download links. We have seen that they use third party servers like Digital River to host these files. As and when they disclose this info, be sure that we will add those direct download links for Windows 10 ISO.