Tip: Download Any Version of Windows 10

Posted on November 1, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 14 Comments

Thanks to a new batch file, you can configure Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool to download any version of Windows 10, and not just the latest version.

What a great idea. And thanks to DeskModder (via Ghacks) for tipping us off to this. The batch file is attributed to someone identified only as BAU, though there’s no link. (Let me know if you find the original source of this batch file, please.)

Anyway, you can download the batch file here, and if you’re worried about anything nefarious, just take a look at its source code as it’s a plain text file.

After you’ve got that, download the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft website and put it in the same folder as the batch file.

Then, open a Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and navigate to the folder with the batch file and the Media Creation Tool. Then, run the following command:

MediaCreationTool.bat

The batch file will run and a window will appear, letting you choose the version of the Windows 10 ISO to create.

Select the version you want, and the batch file will then run the Media Creation Tool, passing it the correct version to download. Then, just use the tool normally.

Nice!

 

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