Microsoft Removes Access to Windows 10 ISO for Windows 7 or Later

  • 12 February 2017
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Andre Da Costa | February 11, 2017
Since its launch in 2015, Microsoft has provided direct downloads for Windows 10 ISO images. The ISO images are really handy since it makes it easy to create Windows 10 media for new installs or upgrades.
For a couple weeks now, however, users have been reporting problems trying to download the ISO file for Windows 10 directly. Our forum tutorial which describes the process for choosing your language, edition, and architecture, no longer works on Windows 7 and later versions (Windows 8, 8.1 and 10). Instead, users are directed to use Media Creation Tool, which provides similar functionality, but can sometimes be glitchy or produce corrupt ISO files. I was able to access the site from a Ubuntu Linux installation under Firefox and download ISO’s just fine — at least for now.
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