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Download Windows 10 ISO


Ever want to download the ISO file for Windows 10 but keeps getting an error.

To download Windows 10, click on the link below and on Microsoft Webpage scroll down and click on "Download tool now". Click "Using the media creation tool" on how to use this tool.
Download the tool; once its downloaded the file name should be "Media Creation Tool".

ISO file is around 3GB so depending on your bandwidth it make take some time. If your bandwidth is not reliable use a browser that continue or resume the download, even though the connection was disconnected. Firefox supports this feature.

If the tool is executed at an elevated mode, you will receive an error like:


There was a problem running this tool

We're not sure what happened, but we're unable to run this tool on your PC. If you continue experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer support, Error code: 0X800704DD - 0X90016.

See screen shot below:



The simple solution for this, is to log out from a user account with non-admin privileges.

Log in again with a Window user account with admin rights. Or simply login to an administrator account.

While logged in as "administrator" run the Media creation tool again and the Windows 10 ISO file should be downloaded without any issues.

So even if the media creation tool is being executed in an elevated mode there will be an error.

After downloading the Windows 10 ISO, it's better to logged out  and logged in again to an account without admin privileges for security purposes.

It's a good practice to browse the internet using an account without admin rights. But of course if something pops-up or the user account control window shows up. And asking you to enter admin password but you're not expecting anything. Do not think twice click "NO". It could be that you have downloaded or entered a malicious website. 

Cheers..hope it helps..keep life simple and you will be happier.

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