Microsoft is by far the most popular and used operating system on computers worldwide. While most new computers come preinstalled with an activated Microsoft Windows OS, you will need to pay for it if you are buying a second-hand computer, or if you are building your own.
The guide below will show you how to download the ISO file for any of the major version of Microsoft Windows (that is, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7) without you needing to pay for it first.
Also see: FIX: Pink Screen of Death on Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10 ISO Direct Download Link.
The direct download link for Windows 10 ISO file is:
However, for the download link above to work, you need to access it using a non-Windows enabled device.
What this means is that, you need to use either an Android phone/computer, iOS phone/computer, or a Chromebook laptop, before you will able to download the Windows 10 ISO file from the download link above.
If you do not have access to a non-windows enabled device at this moment, then you can change the browser’s user agent.
Browser user agent is a feature that tricks a website into believing that you are accessing it from an operating system which is different from that of your device.
To change the browser user agent on Firefox use Ctrl + Shift + M.
To Change the browser user agent on Chrome use Ctrl + Shift + I.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 ISO Direct Download Link
The direct download link for Windows 8.1 ISO file is
As with the Windows 10 ISO download link above, this download link for Windows 8.1 ISO will only work if you access it using a non-windows enabled device. Or you can just change the browser user agent as explained above.
Microsoft Windows 7 ISO Direct Download Link
The direct download link for Windows 7 ISO file is
Unlike the Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 download link above, for you to be able to use this download link, you will need a valid Windows 7 product key.
However, if you do not yet have a valid Windows 7 product key, then use the Microsoft Windows and Office Download Tool below to get the ISO file for Windows 7.
Download Windows 10 & Windows 8.1 ISO File using Media Creation Tool
Media Creation Tool is a Windows-only program which Microsoft offer to existing Windows users. This tool will enable you to download either the Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 ISO file without you needing to use a non-windows enabled device.
After you have downloaded and installed the appropriate Media Creation Tool above, open it.
When you do, you will be greeted with Microsoft Windows License Terms. Click on the Accept button after you have read through.
Next, you will be asked What you want to do. Check on the Create installation media for any PC option, then click the Next button.
The next screen is where you will choose the Language, Edition, and Architecture of the Windows ISO file you are about to download. When you are done choosing, click the Next button.
In the next screen, which is the Choose which media to use, select the ISO file option, then click Next.
Now, choose the folder where you want the ISO file to be downloaded to, and click the Save button.
Wait patiently while the Media Creation Tool download the the ISO file. When it is through, click the Finish button.
Download Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool or Windows ISO Downloader in short, is a third-party program developed by Jan Krohn.
With this tool, you will be able to download the ISO file of Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Office programs, including Insider Preview build for Windows 10.
This tool has a very comprehensive yet easy to use user interface. So, there really is no need to explain how to use it here.
Thus, I will only be providing you with the download link.
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