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How to download Windows 10 ISO without Media Creation Tool

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The Media Creation Tool from Microsoft is one of the surefire ways to download the Windows 10 ISO file and create a bootable USB from that. However, it is not always the best way to go about it.

For a start, you cannot do a lot of things like resetting the Windows Administrator password with a bootable USB created using just the Windows 10 ISO. For that, you need a few other tools. So, here we will show you how you can download the Windows 10 ISO without using the Media Creation Tool.

How to download the Windows 10 ISO using Google Chrome

First, we will show you how you can download the Windows 10 ISO using Google Chrome. Next, we will show you how you can extend this process to some of the other popular browsers.

1. Open Google Chrome and head over to the Windows 10 download page (https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10)

2. Since you are already on Windows 10, it will show you a button to update your copy of Windows, and another one to download the Media Creation Tool. However, this is not what we need. So, press Ctrl+Shift+I keys on your keyboard. This is the shortcut to open the Developer Tools on Google Chrome

3. Now, click on the Toggle device toolbar button

4. From the menu that opens up above the web page, click on the dropdown that says Dimensions and choose iPad. This would trick the Microsoft website into thinking that you are on an iPad and not on a Windows 10 computer

5. Now, right click on the Windows 10 download page and click on Reload

6. This should make the option of downloading the Windows 10 ISO file available to you. Click on the dropdown under the Select edition section and choose the latest version of Windows 10 available, then click on the Confirm button

7. Now, under the Select the product language section, there should be another dropdown using which you need to select your respective language and click Confirm

8. Finally, you’ll get the option to download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10 as an ISO file. Click on the respective button and save the file on your desktop
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That’s it! That’s all you need to do to download the Windows 10 ISO file without using the Media Creation Tool. Once done, you can click on the X button on the Developer Tools window to exit the Developer Tools. Now we will see how you can access the Developer Tools menu in other popular browsers since that it the only thing different, the rest of the process remains same.

How to access the Developer Tools on Microsoft Edge

1. Press Ctrl+Shift+I keys to access the Developer Tools menu on Microsoft Edge

2. Next, simply click on the Toggle device emulation button which looks almost identical to the Toggle device toolbar button on Google Chrome

How to access the Developer Tools on Firefox

1. With Firefox, you need to press Ctrl+Shift+M keys to access the Responsive Design Mode directly

Now that you have downloaded the Windows 11 ISO file, you can create a bootable USB using the same. Hope this article helped you to download the Windows 10 ISO file easily. If it did, don't forget to Like us on Facebook.This would help us reach out to more people who are facing similar problems.
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