Windows 10 is now being gradually rolled out – in 190 countries – to users via Windows update, though users who prefer doing a clean install instead of upgrading through Windows Update, the company has also made ISO files for both Windows 10 Home and Pro editions of the OS available for download. As ISO downloads will come in handy especially for users with multiple devices as it’ll negate the need to download the update more than once, also saving considerable amount of bandwidth in the process.
‘You cannot use the free upgrade offer to perform a clean install on first attempt. You must first upgrade from the qualifying version of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 (whether you do it through Windows Update or using the .ISO file). Ensure the upgrade is completed successfully and then ensure that it is activated. You can then proceed to do a clean install by using recovery media or using the Reset function in Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Reset this PC (Get Started),” explains Microsoft
Below is a checklist you need to keep in mind before kicking off the installation:
- First and foremost, make sure you have an Internet connection.
- Then, make sure adequate storage space is available on your hard-drive, USB or other external hard drive.
- For users who want to create a media, a blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4GB of space is required.
- Finally, users who’ll be installing the OS for the first time, will need their Windows product key.
Windows 10 ISOs are now available for both Windows 10 Home and Pro editions that too in multiple languages. The same can also be downloaded via the MSDN/TechNet along with other subscriptions. Microsoft has also devised a media creation tool to download Windows, and says “this tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.”
The media creation tool includes optimized file formats depending upon the bandwidth, built-in media creation options for DVDs and flash drives along with an optional conversion to ISO file format.
Meanwhile users who’d rather prefer to stick with their existing OS for now and aren’t yet ready to move on, Microsoft has them covered. The Redmond giant has announced a tool that’ll kick out unwanted Windows 10 updates. The company has devised a troubleshooter package, KB3073930, which allows users to block unwanted Windows 10 updates, especially driver updates.
Interested users can now download Windows 10 ISOs at the source link given below.