[00:09] Paying money for CD/USB boot disk from the IT shop may save you from downloading the ISO, burning into USBs, registering the product key. And the purchased medium can be used as a recovery disk for later rescue your computers/laptops.
However, if you want to download Windows 10 ISO to upgrade the existing machine quickly, create unlimited backup installation drive then I have 1001 ways to download the genuine OS of Microsoft.
Make sure you can verify the ISOs file by yourself via their name or MD5 hashes to avoid incompatible/corrupted images.
[00:26] “UPDATED 4/24: Although Microsoft is officially launching Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update, towards the end of May, starting on April 18, 2019, the company is making the new Windows 10 ISO files available through the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) (via ZDnet)” -- pureinfotech.com
[00:48] “Windows 10 19H1 aka Version 1903 will reach RTM status sometime in March 2019. The public release of 19H1 update can be expected in May as announced by Microsoft” -- thewincentral.com
[01:07] “Unfortunately you can’t upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1 and normal Windows 10 editions (Home/Pro/Enterprise) to Enterprise LTSC 2019. You need to install it fresh. You can only upgrade from Enterprise LTSB 2016 to Enterprise LTSC 2019 and keep your programs and files” -- reddit.com
At this point, the 1903 build is not ready to be deployed through Windows Update, you have to download it via MSDN channel.
If your WU stuck, go with WuMgr tool.
In addition to that, Windows Insider Program is a quicker solution to get the 1903 build, you should find it is not stable to be recommended for production environments
[01:43] Techbench by WZT -- is a project that will help you without tedious search and registration to download Windows operating systems, Office applications, language packs, and virtual machines directly from Microsoft servers
[02:03] Due to copyright issues as well as large volume demands, some high-speed download sources may not available as expected like this TechBench by WZT.
TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1)
[02:43] Fortunately, we have another tool called UUP (Unified Update Platform) Generation Project.
This tool will download the core OS with latest update/KBs then build the final ISO image on-the-fly so you can save time by not to install additional updates after the machine is set up with this tool.
UUP (Unified Update Platform) Generation Project (v2.4.6) [by @rgadguard ” mkuba50]
[03:07] -- Download ISO compiler in OneClick! (run downloaded CMD-file)
-- Download UUP files via Aria2
-- UpdateOS in OneClick!
-- Default generation links
[02:54] Here is the offical Microsoft Download link
You need to sign up to MS Insider Preview to be able to download
File creatingISO.cmd according to the link was generated:
This script will help you to create on the fly directly the ISO file with those edition which you specified in case of a choice.
Full number build: 19h1_release_svc_prod1.18362.113.190502-1940
[04:07] “Please note: The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is currently available only to Windows Insiders and is currently not generally available. For more information on the rollout of the May 2019 Update” -- windows.com
You should disable Windows Defender or Smart Screen to use this .cmd script efficiently.
[04:13] “If you are installing Windows 10 on a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista, or if you need to create installation media to install Windows 10 on a different PC, see Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC section below.
Note: Before you install Windows 10, check to make sure your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 10. We also recommend going to the PC manufacturer’s website for any additional info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility” -- microsoft.com
[ Microsoft Software Download ]
Old school method, go to the official Windows 10 download of Microsoft with a non-Windows machine (you can fake User Agent of the Firefox browser with plugins).
Obviously, this site is only for RTM stable builds, and we need a couple of weeks before the 19H1 build is there.
For business/LTSC editions, Microsoft Evaluation Center is the tipping point, though these products, especially Windows LTSC cannot be activated as usual after the 90 days trial period is expired.
We need another tool called SVF-ISO-CONVERTER to get the real production OS.
[06:06] “Windows 10 Enterprise is designed to address the needs of large and midsize organizations by providing IT professionals with advanced protection against modern security threats and more” -- microsoft.com
[ Microsoft Evaluation Center ]
[06:39] s1ave / SVF.ISO.CONVERTER · GitLab
[06:53] “Windows 7 and Windows 10 Dec Refresh upwards (17763.194/253) use new download/decryption created by mkuba50.
New method directly uses encrypted/splitted en-us ISO Uploads.
Old method still uses the static links for the Enterprise EVAL ISOs to download as source.
Then downloads the SVF to create the en-us Consumer or Business ISO from it.
When source was created properly it will download the SVF for the chosen language
and create the ISO.
In case the Source EVAL/Consumer/Business ISOs (mentioned beneath) are present, the download is skipped, just copy them
to tools folder” -- gitlab.com
Attention: This tool requires a lot of computing process, bandwidth, experience from the user.
So make sure you choose the guided option from README or reddit articles, carefully verify the generated ISO is not corrupted or contain bugs from Microsoft.
In the past, I accidentally burn a buggy ISO of the 1809 build into my laptop, it ends up my machine constantly has high ~ 70% CPU usage.
[08:39] MY VISUAL STUDIO DOWNLOAD vs. TECHBENCH DOWNLOAD (Win 8.1/10)
You can convert Windows editions or download further evaluation products of Microsoft with TOOLS MENU.
= Hash : 344ca92459c23663d5f857c72a7c030f85f19be8
= Hash : 344ca92459c23663d5f857c72a7c030f85f19be8
= Hash : fba7f17ffdf018e4cffd49a9819d719d3708cf09
= Hash : 0b8476eff31f957590ade6fe671f16161037d3f6
[10:06] Apart from typical features like scanning, downloading, and installing updates, WuMgr currently packs in following new functionalities:
-- Ability to auto download wsusscn2.cab for ‘offline’ search of updates (like when wuauserv is blocked in the firewall).
-- Ability to manually (that is without the use of wuauserv or the windows agent API) download found updates to disk. This is useful when windows updates access to Microsoft servers is blocked.
-- Ability to block automatic windows update on Pro/Core editions of Windows 10 by setting the WSUS servers to ” ” as described in the ‘Windows Restricted Traffic Limited Functionality Baseline‘ from Microsoft.
-- Hides the Windows Update page from the Settings app when automatic updates are disabled
I choose to stay happy with the stable 1809 build, and of course, I will stick with the April Update 1903 if it is official release through Windows Update or Microsoft download website.
Do not forget WuMgr, it is an excellent alternative to WU!
Tell me about your choice and experience with the new build, I will assist you if problems occur :3