To download any version of Windows 10 you want you can use Microsoft’s own Media Creation Tool and the MediaCreationTool.bat batch file available on GitHub. When you use the official Media Creation Tool, it always downloads the latest Windows 10 ISO and then creates an installation USB drive to install the system. While in most cases you need the latest version of the system, sometimes you might need to get an earlier version of Windows 10.
Let’s say you run into problems trying to download the latest version and want to try an earlier version of Windows 10. Many users continue to use particular versions of Windows 10 for a long time, such as Windows 10, version 1809, until Windows 10, version 20H2 came out. If the installation of a new version fails, you can always install an earlier but still supported version, such as Windows 10, version 1909.
MediaCreationTool.bat – how to download any version of Windows 10 from Microsoft servers
After downloading the official utility, go to the project site on GitHub, click the “Download ZIP” button and unpack the archive.
Place the MediaCreationTool20H2.exe file in the MediaCreationTool.bat folder. You will have to run MediaCreationTool.bat and wait until the available versions of Windows 10 are displayed.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the script currently offers all major Windows 10 versions: 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004, or the current Windows 10, version 20H2. All files are hosted on Microsoft servers and downloaded directly from those servers using the official Media Creation Tool.
After you select your Windows 10 version, the Media Creation Tool will automatically launch. From now on, the installation process will be standard: accept the terms, select the language, version, architecture, and specify whether you only need to download the ISO image or you should prepare an installation USB drive.
Of course, this version can also be installed directly on the system where the tool is running.
The batch file provides an easy way for administrators to download any Windows 10 ISO image to their local system. This option is ideal for installing a previous version or updating systems to the required version.
- Posted by Mary K
- On December 1, 2020
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