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    Win10 ISO (MediaCreationToolx64)

    Hi all

    How can I get Windows 10 ISO?

    I somewhere read that I can copy the downloaded directory, but alas, after upgrading that directory disappeared

    Now I am trying for three days to download the MS way! i.e. by downloading and running MediaCreationToolx64.exe but to no avail.

    Have anybody direct link to Windows 10 Pro ISO?

    TIA

    Kamran
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    Kamran,

    You can get the files directly from Microsoft here. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Kamran,

    You can get the files directly from Microsoft here. HTH
    That's the Media Creation Tool he's already using.

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    If you do it from an XP computer it seems to send you to the ISO download page rather that the MCT page
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    I've tried "MediaCreationToolx64" on 3 different computers ... it never did a thing on any of them ...
    This piece of trash certainly does not inspire confidence in the whole upgrade scenario of scenarios !

    There has got to be a direct download link somewhere, everything I've seen points to this useless tool.

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    MS don't want you to perform a direct download because it loads their servers unevenly. The MCT spreads the load and will use other PCs as a source of the files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graywar View Post
    I've tried "MediaCreationToolx64" on 3 different computers ... it never did a thing on any of them ...
    This piece of trash certainly does not inspire confidence in the whole upgrade scenario of scenarios !

    There has got to be a direct download link somewhere, everything I've seen points to this useless tool.
    Have you read post number 4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Have you read post number 4?
    Yes, I no longer have a computer with XP on it ...

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    If I remember correctly, The problem with downloading the ISO from an XP or Linux computer is that those OS do not qualify for an upgrade and it will ask for a serial number and only offer a fresh install. If you don't mind the extra work, try doing a fresh install of windows 7SP1 or Win8, activate and then upgrade. Back up all of your data first and be prepared to re-install your programs. Find your install media and keys first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalpha2 View Post
    If I remember correctly, The problem with downloading the ISO from an XP or Linux computer is that those OS do not qualify for an upgrade and it will ask for a serial number and only offer a fresh install. If you don't mind the extra work, try doing a fresh install of windows 7SP1 or Win8, activate and then upgrade. Back up all of your data first and be prepared to re-install your programs. Find your install media and keys first.
    The ISO can be used on any PC. If you have a legal Win7 or 8.1 machines and you start the upgrade from within Windows you will not need a serial number. You only need a serial number if you upgrade from a non-qualified version of Windows or boot from an external device to perform the upgrade. NOTE: I said upgrade and mean upgrade not reinstall once you've upgraded.

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    "you start the upgrade from within Windows" you are right, I think I tried making a bootable USB with that ISO and then just stared at the screen for a few seconds before trying something else.

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