How to get Windows 10 Installation Media for Free?

In this tutorial we will explain how you can get the Windows 10 Installation Media for free and use it to install Windows 10 on your system. This guide is especially useful if Windows has stopped working properly and you need to reinstall Windows 10.

Before we start

icon-clock-o Depending on your connection speed and computer performance these steps might take 1-8 hours.

icon-desktop  You will either need a disc station and an empty DVD-Disc or usb port and USB-Stick.

icon-info-circle Your computer must be able to boot from either a DVD-Disc or USB-Stick. You will also need to have a secondary working computer to execute these steps.

Step 1: Getting an Windows 10 Installation Medium

If you have a metered connection then please know that we are about to download huge files.

 

1. Go to the Microsoft website where you can download a Windows 10 installation medium. 

Download 32-bits. Download 64-bits.

 

2. Start the tool you’ve just downloaded wait for the screen “Getting a few things ready to disappear”.

 

3. Once you see the screen “What would you like to do” appears choose “Create Installation Media for another PC” and click Next.

 

Create Installation Medium How to get Windows 10 Installation Media for Free? installation media

 

4. Choose your language, edition and architecture. Make sure you choose the right ones here. If your not sure and only need to use the Recovery tools then select Pro and select Architecture both. Once chosen click on Next.

 

Choose Edition and Architecture How to get Windows 10 Installation Media for Free? installation media

 

 

5. Now choose which medium you want to create. If you want to use a DVD-Disc then choose ISO File. If you want to use an USB-Drive then choose USB Flash Drive. Once you picked which you want click on Next.

 

DVD-Disc or USB? How to get Windows 10 Installation Media for Free? installation media

 

If you’ve chosen USB Flash Drive

Follow the instructions on the screen to complete all the steps to create the USB Flash Drive. Once complete skip to “Step 2: Booting your System”.

If you’ve chosen ISO File.

Wait for the download to complete, click on Open DVD Burner and burn the ISO to a disc.

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That’s it. You will now have Windows 10 ready to go on a DVD Disc or on a USB Flash Drive.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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