Windows 10 is undoubtedly one of the most impressive software releases from Microsoft. The OS surpassed 200 million installations at the end of December, and is on track to hit Microsoft’s goal of one billion installations by 2018. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Windows 10 marks a new era of computing. The Redmond-based software giant has allowed most people to download Windows 10 as part of its free upgrade process.
Downloading Windows 10 ISO file doesn’t require a product key
The company has also ensured that there is an option for those looking to download an official Windows 10 ISO file. Microsoft recognizes that a large number of users would require an official ISO file of the new OS when they need to install or reinstall it manually on a formatted device. Some users prefer to download the ISO as it lets them do all kinds of things like running Windows 10 on a virtual machine or creating multiple copies of a Windows 10 installation disc.
The ISO file lets you create a bootable USB flash drive or DVD to serve as an installation source. Downloading the ISO media file doesn’t require a product key upfront. Anyone with a reliable Internet connection and sufficient storage space on the device being used to download the media file can do it. Keep in mind that a genuine product key will be required during the installation for every PC you install the OS on.
Downloading the ISO file and burning it to disc
Go to Microsoft’s official Windows 10 ISO download page, select the desired edition (Home, Pro) you want to download, then select the language, and choose whether you want to download the 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the OS. The Redmond-based company has made it ridiculously easy to download the ISO file.
If you want to burn an ISO file to disc, follow these steps:
1- Insert a blank DVD or CD in your writable optical drive
2- Right-click on the ISO file and select Burn disc image
3- Now select Verify disc after burning to ensure that the ISO file was burned without any issues
4- Hit the Burn button. That’s it.