I'm currently using Windows 10 Educational Edition.

I would like to do a fresh install of this version. Although I'm worried that if I use the MCT to install windows 10 it will not accept my education key.

Question: Will the education key work with the MCT or would it be better just to burn the education ISO to a memory stick and go from there?


  • Why not create a recovery disk with system files and use that to re-install windows
    – Ganesh R.
    Jun 18, 2016 at 19:21
  • As of November 2018, it seems the new media creation tool for Windows 10 now accepts the education key - I used it today to do a clean reinstall on a school laptop and it accepted the previous key without issues.
    – vgru
    Nov 10, 2018 at 20:15

1 Answer 1


Afaik, the tool doesn't support it. But there is a hack to get any ISO via techbench page.

  • Open this page, select "Windows (final)" and your Windwos 10 Build you want to get

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  • Now under Edition, select the Education(N) you want:enter image description here

  • now select your Langauge

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  • and your cpu architecture (32 Bit or 64Bit):

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Download the ISO from the generated link from Microsoft servers and later create a bootable USB flash drive with Rufus if needed.

  • You should update your link since the test bench website is dead.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 25, 2017 at 14:51
  • @Ramhound ok, I added the new (3rd party) page that still generates the links to MS servers Mar 26, 2017 at 10:47
  • Attention!!! Generation of links to the software-download.microsoft.com service - is paused.
    – Pedro77
    Jul 4, 2017 at 13:06
  • @Pedro77 try it again. It works for me now. Jul 5, 2017 at 17:44

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