I have issues and need to repair my Windows 10. Where can I get a clean ISO (with install.wim, no Install.ESD, so that I can run DISM against the WIM) of the Windows 10 Anniversary update (Build 14393), Creators Update (Build 15063) or Fall Creators Update (Build 16299.15)?

  • Media Creation tool can be used as well. You can create the ISO or USB disk which ever. Using MCT, the ISO would have install.esd instead of install.wim. FYI. – Win32Guy Aug 4 '16 at 13:49
  • @w32sh that is why I linked to the page to get proper ISOs with install.wim – magicandre1981 Aug 4 '16 at 14:53

Microsoft is no longer providing the clean ISOs (with proper Boot.wim and Install.wim and not ESD files so that you can use DISM to serve them) on a website.

But some users were able to find a way to generate download links.

  • open this website
  • under Select type: select Windows (Final)
  • under Select version: select Windows 10 Version 1607, Redstone1 [Jul2016]
  • under Select edition:select which ISo you want. Most home users want Windows 10 Pro + Home
  • select under Select language: your language
  • now select if you want 32 or 64Bit ISO:

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On the right site you can find now download buttons for the selected ISO.

If you want other ISOs for Windows 10 Creators Update, select Windows 10 Version 1703, Redstone2 [March 2017] - Build 15063.0.

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If you want other ISOs for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, select Windows 10 Version 1709, Redstone3 [September 2017] - Build 16299.15.

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If you want ISOs for the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803), select Windows 10 Version 1803, Redstone4 [Apr 2018] - Build 17134.1.

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  • Well that doesn't work worth beans. As I check it today, there are four drop-down boxes: The top is "Select type:". That is the only drop-dox box that isn't greyed out (regardless of what value I select in the first drop-dox box). (Firefox 54.0.1 64-bit Microsoft Windows) – TOOGAM Jul 22 '17 at 16:38
  • @TOOGAM try a different browser or type in the search box what you look for. They change the site so often that it is nearly impossible to edit it all time. – magicandre1981 Jul 22 '17 at 18:56
  • @TOOGAM does it work now? Which ISo do you need? – magicandre1981 Jul 26 '17 at 16:41
  • No. (And I'm now trying from Chrome at work, instead of Firefox at home. Same problem.) And: none. I am not actively trying to acquire an ISO file. I'm simply pointing out that this rather-highly rated answer is providing information that is not being useful at the time of this writing. – TOOGAM Jul 26 '17 at 21:55
  • @TOOGAM I added a new link and updated the pictures. this works now for me – magicandre1981 Jul 27 '17 at 15:26

Another way to download the ISO file is by using the Media Creation Tool. Download it here. Follow the instructions to download the ISO file of the Anniversary Update.

  • I've tried using the Media Creation Tool to install the anniversary update, and while it successfully downloaded several gigabytes and spent 30 minutes installing something, it simply reinstalled version 1511.Watch out that the ISO it downloads is actually the anniversary update and not an earlier version. – André Borie Aug 4 '16 at 14:15
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    @AndréBorie I successfully downloaded 1607 using the MCT downloaded yesterday morning. I guess the tool that you'd used might be an older version. – CodeIt Aug 4 '16 at 14:18

Official Links

Microsoft provides Windows 10 ISO for both Anniversary and Creators update till now. To download that ISO file, you need to change useragent in your PC browser or use a different device other than PC. Here I use Firefox but Chrome can also be used.

Here are the two links required:

  1. PC link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
  2. Mobile link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

Open Firefox (newer versions), press Ctrl+Shift+M, which opens Responsive Design Mode. Open the #1 PC link in Firefox, Choose the screen size as you want, Change useragent in the box saying Custom User Agent, Type useragent randomly (e.g. abc), Refresh (F5) that webpage and you will be automatically redirected to mobile webpage.


That webpage declares

"You’ve been routed to this page because the operating system you’re using won’t support the Windows 10 media creation tool and we want to make sure you can download Windows 10"

Then choose Windows edition, product language, and 32bit or 64bit. Remember the download link only valid upto 24 hours.


Alternatively, you can change useragent type about:config into Firefox’s address bar, right-click on the page, point to New, and select String, name the preference general.useragent.override, enter your desired user agent as the value of the preference. Check useragent in Whatismybrowser.com.

Change_User agent

Further reading::

  1. Responsive Design Mode#Saving custom devices
  2. Reset default user agent firefox
  3. HTG: Change Browser useragent without extensions

Personally, I like to use Jan Krohn's Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool for downloading the ISOs - it is a standalone-tool that will start the requested download from Microsoft's servers. Here is a screenshot of the GUI:

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool GUI

The ISO it provides seems to be the same as the one from the website suggested by magicandre1981 (checked SHA-1).

You can also copy the ISO's link via a button and copy it into a download tool like JDownloader.

The possible disadvantages to this tool are:

  • You may need the latest version to find new OS versions,
  • It asks for donating idle system resources. However, you can deny that request without drawbacks.
  • This was the only method that worked for me for downloading Windows 10 N. – Sirap Mar 9 '18 at 17:18

Creat an install.wim file from an esd file using these directions - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000023992/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-memory.html

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    Consider providing the instructions in your answer instead of just linking to Intel’s website that is know not to redirect old links – Ramhound Dec 22 '18 at 0:50

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