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Microsoft Windows 10 is Incredibly Easy to Download

Microsoft today released Windows 10 in multiple versions. The company offers multiple versions to professional and consumers, as you can see from the wide array of versions available on its MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) website.

List of Windows 10 editions on MSDN

List of Windows 10 editions on MSDN

Still, we believe that most of Windows 10 users will be those upgrading from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, which had the “Install Windows 10” icon in their trays for couple of months now. The company is moving away from its numbering system, since Windows 10 in reality are 6.4, while much searched “Windows 10 10240 RTM” is becoming a thing of past, as 10240 will be succeeded by 10275 and many others which are already being tested for ‘post launch Windows Update’ editions.

Downloading Windows 10 through Windows Update service.

Downloading Windows 10 through Windows Update service.

If you want to install Windows 10 today, there are two very simple ways of doing it. For starters, you can simply click on that taskbar icon  “Get Windows 10”, and start the regular procedure using Windows Update, downloading 2.66 GB (depending on version) and then installing it the regular way.

If you prefer to have a physical copy, be that ISO file / DVD or an USB drive (we recommend a fast 3.0 USB stick for fastest install times), head to Microsoft Windows 10 Download website, and download a simple utility named Windows Media Creation Tool (either in 32-bit or a 64-bit version), install it and run.

Microsoft Windows 10 Media Creation Kit gives you an opportunity to choose your Windows 10 edition (Home / Pro) and version (32 or 64-bit or both), and USB stick or an ISO version (burn on DVD).

Microsoft Windows 10 Media Creation Kit gives you an opportunity to choose your Windows 10 edition (Home / Pro) and version (32 or 64-bit or both), and USB stick or an ISO version (burn on DVD).

Once you go through ‘next’ options, the tool will start to download the selected version(s) on USB stick / ISO file and that’s that. There’s no hassle, no quirky scripts – just remember one important thing before you hit your main rig – always backup all your data before upgrading.

Good luck and see you on the 10 side of the fence.

  • Curtis Corse

    I attempted to download the upgrade to a USB flash drive with around 60GB free space on it and I got a message from the Windows Media Creation Tool that simply said, “Something Happened” with a Close button at the bottom of the screen. Nothing had been added to the flash drive either. It would be nice to know what that ‘something’ was that happened but alas, we’re talking about Windows.