Tip: Download the Windows 10 Version 1909 ISO

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 14 Comments

In the wake of the release of Windows 10 version 1909, Microsoft has made the Setup ISO available for download.

You get it as you did with past releases: Visit the Download Windows 10 website, select the “Download tool now” button under Create Windows 10 installation media, and then download and run the Windows 10 Setup tool. Then, following the steps in the wizard, choose “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC,” the correct language, edition, and architecture, and then “ISO file.”

I’ve verified that the ISO you download this way is for version 1909 (as opposed to the previous version, 1903), but if you’re worried about it, you can ensure you get a 1909 ISO by using a bizarre method I’ve seen publicized on Bleeping Computer and elsewhere: Basically, you use the Chrome or new Edge developer tools to fake the site into thinking you’re using an iPhone so that it will skip the wizard download and just deliver you the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Windows 10 version 1909 ISO.

Either way, you should be good to go.

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Comments (14)

14 responses to “Tip: Download the Windows 10 Version 1909 ISO”

  1. red.radar

    Used this media creator tool method last night. I can verify 1909 installed.

  2. gtopala

    How can I get the ARM64 ISO image?

  3. bart

    Always good to have a USB stick with the latest Windows version.

    Thanks Paul!

  4. mattbg

    Does anyone know if you can still use a Windows 7 key to activate this?

  5. ames

    Is this the one from MSDN a month ago?

  6. brettscoast

    Thanks for the heads up Paul this will be useful going forward. Nothing better than a clean install with the latest version of Windows 10.

  7. CobolPgmr

    Why “ISO file” specifically, and not USB?

  8. sidewinder040

    Thanks for pointing the hack out. I can confirm that is works, and is much quick than using the Installation Media Creator tool.