The day has finally come. This is the day we all have been waiting for the past few months, and it’s here. Microsoft has started rolling out the final version (RTM) of Windows 10 in waves to users who have registered for the free upgrade.
By now, many of you probably have upgraded your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10 for free and now looking for a clean install of Windows 10.
Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10 ISO
To help all users who have upgraded from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, Microsoft has just released Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to allow users download Windows 10 ISO directly from Microsoft, without having to enter the Windows 10 Product Key.
The Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 can be used to download the following editions of Windows 10 in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions:
# Windows 10 Home
# Windows 10 Home N
# Windows 10 Home Single Language
# Windows 10 Pro
# Windows Pro N
Besides allowing you to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft without the product key, the Media Creation Tool also allows you upgrade your current installation to Windows 10.
Luckily, the Media Creation Tool can also be used to download Windows 10 ISO file for another PC as well, which means if you have a PC without an internet connection, Media Creation Tool can be used to download Windows 10 ISO for that PC as well.
After downloading the Windows 10 ISO file, you can use the same Media Creation Tool to create bootable DVD or bootable USB of Windows 10.
More importantly, while installing Windows 10, you will not need to enter a product key to activate your copy of Windows 10 if you have previously upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on the same PC.
Note that there are two versions of Media Creation Tool for Windows 10. One is for 32-bit version of Windows, and another is for 64-bit Windows. So be sure to download the right version of Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 from the download page (link available at the end of this article).
As you would expect, you need to run the Media Creation tool for Windows 10 with admin rights.
Have fun with Windows 10!