Windows 10, released by Microsoft in July 2015, provides a wide range of new features. The release of Windows 10 brings back the traditional start menu and offers an easy way to work, even for those users who don’t have prior knowledge in computing. Here is where and how to download Windows 10 ISO.
To work with Windows 10, you need to download Windows 10 ISO, which contains all the files required for proper functioning of the operating system.
You need not have to purchase Windows 10 if you are currently running Windows 7 or 8. Instead, you can upgrade your systems with Windows 10 by visiting Microsoft’s respective download page and then selecting Upgrade Now button.
As soon as you click on it, a small tool will be downloaded into your system. You should run the tool in your existing system. If the minimum requirements are met, you will be able to download the files related to Windows 10 ISO.
A minimum of 8GB is mandatory to download Windows 10 and subsequent installation. If the requirements are not satisfied, then you will view a message accordingly. If you upgrade your system, then you will not view the Windows 10 ISO file physically.
Windows 10 Insider
After installing Windows 10, you can join Windows 10 Insider program through which you will be able to download the latest versions of Windows 10 ISOs as and when they are released.
Normally, Microsoft releases preview editions once in a month to gather feedback from Insiders across the globe.
You need to visit insider.windows.com and sign in using your credentials. If ISOs are required for your computer, you need to select PC button located below “Windows 10 on desktop” and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you have an active MSDN subscription, you will be able to download Windows 10 ISOs by logging into your subscription portal.
What to do after downloading Windows 10 ISO
Downloading Windows 10 ISO using any one of the above methods will get you half-way of the entire procedure, as you need to burn the contents of the ISO file into DVD.
For this purpose, users need to make use of the tools like Free ISO Burner or Rufus, in case they need to burn the contents into USB flash drive.
You just need to insert a fresh DVD or USB drive and open the ISO file using any one of the aforementioned tools. From there on, users will be able to burn the ISO file to the disk. It will take 15 to 20 minutes for this process to complete, depending on the speed of your computer.
Once the DVD pops out, which signals the completion of the process, you have to boot the system by changing the BIOS option to DVD and Windows 10 will be automatically installed.