Microsoft Download Windows and Office ISO images [from your browser]

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  1. BoraMurdar

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    https://tb.rg-adguard.net/
    Adguard is a third-party web service that allows you to download Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office ISO images from Microsoft services directly.

    Microsoft makes it quite difficult for the average user to download ISO images of Windows or Office.

    While you can grab some ISOs from Microsoft directly, it gets quite complicated if you need ISO images of older Microsoft products.

    One of the better options to get those is provided by the Windows ISO Downloader program for Windows. You may use the program to grab ISO images of Windows or Office versions or editions straight from Microsoft servers.

    The program is available for Windows only however, so that you cannot really use it if you happen to use a different operating system.

    Adguard: Download Windows and Office ISO images
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    The Adguard website offers an alternative. If's biggest advantage over Windows ISO Downloader is that it is a web service. You need a modern web browser to access it, but don't need to install programs or plugins to make use of it.

    All you have to do is pick an interface language at the top, and select the product that you want to download using the menus provided.

    The following five menus determine the product:
    1. Type: Windows RTM, Windows Insider, Office, Other.
    2. Version: depends on type, includes Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2011 for Mac, and recent Windows 10 Insider Preview builds.
    3. Edition: depends on type and version. Windows editions include Home, Pro, Enterprise, Office include Home,Personal, Professional, and more.
    4. Language: lists all supported languages based on the type, version and edition.
    5. File: usually 32-bit or 64-bit, if provided.
    Once you have made the last selection, the file download link is provided right away. The listing includes the file size of the download, and the SHA1 hash.

    Downloads, at least those that I have tested, originate from Microsoft servers. It is recommended that you check the download link before you start it. The Adguard site seems to be powered by Microsoft TechBench, the same source that the Windows ISO Downloader is also getting its files from.

    Closing Words
    Aguard offers another method of downloading Windows and Office ISO images to the local system. Since it relies on TechBench, it is equally dependent on Microsoft not shutting down access to older ISO images.

    The service works well right now, and downloads are quite fast considering that they are served directly from Microsoft servers and not third-party servers. (via Born)
     
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  2. kev216

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  3. jAcos

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    Many thanks for information! Will soon upgrade to Win 10 and this helpful!
     
  4. Deletedmessiah

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    Thanks! Will be helpful if I decide to upgrade to Windows 10 again.
     
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  5. Cohen

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    That's very helpful, thanks for sharing mate.:)
     
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  6. Malware Person

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    thank you for sharing this info!
     
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  8. kev216

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    Yes it's been taken down not that long ago. If you need windows 10 ISO you can get them using the official microsoft media creation tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209
     
  9. Sunshine-boy

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    Can I dw the pro version via this link?or it only provides you a DW link for home version?
    Seems I can.
     
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  10. SHvFl

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    When it's just saying windows 10 it means it's both the home and pro version and you select which one you need on install.
     
  11. Sunshine-boy

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    Cant Dw it! 403 forbidden( with and without VPN).
    Is there any alternative?just a safe link like this to DW my iso? :giggle:
     
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  12. SHvFl

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    If you want latest then use the media creation tool. If you want older stuff i think you are kinda stuck.
     
  13. Sunshine-boy

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    I want the last one but cant use the media creation tool because don't have a good DW speed:whistle:
     
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  14. Sunshine-boy

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  15. SHvFl

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    You will have the same speed from everything because they don't host their stuff. That would be a big issue because you would wonder did they change the iso in some way? What they do is create "links" so you can download the iso from MS.
     
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  16. Gapp

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    Just saw this just now. Thanks all!
     
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  17. CyberTech

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    Wow, this is sick asf!
     
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