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How to download Windows 10 offline ISO (32-bit / 64-bit) [May 2020 update]

Microsoft has officially released Windows 10 May 2020 update for the public. Also known as version 2004. Currently you have three options from Microsoft to download (or upgrade) and use Windows 10 May 2020 update and they are:

  • Directly through Windows update
  • Windows 10 update assistant
  • Media creation tool

The above three methods are online and you should have a good internet speed to download Windows 10 from Microsoft servers and if something goes wrong in the middle, you need to restart the whole process again.

Many Windows users have faced such kind of malfunction during download Windows 10 setup files using above mentioned methods, rather they prefer Windows 10 ISO file which allows to install or upgrade Windows 10 offline even without internet access.

If you are in the same situation and looking for Windows 10 offline ISO file to install or upgrade Windows then this article is for you.

Today in this article we are going to share a quick tip which can allow you to directly download Windows 10 full standalone offline ISO file from Microsoft servers legally. Yes, you heard it right then let’s begin!!

Download Windows 10 2004 ISO file [May 2020 update]

Microsoft makes Windows 10 ISO file available to everyone through its download website including for the May 2020 update (version 2004), but if you are already using a Windows machine, the Windows support site won’t give you an option to download the ISO file directly.

Instead, you are only given the choice to get the Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool. The reason is because the download page is able to detect the OS you are running, and if you are already using Windows 10, Microsoft really wants you to use either Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - May 2020 update - Windows download page

However, there is a workaround to download the ISO file of Windows 10 directly from the Microsoft servers. It’s just the matter of making the Windows support site think that you are using an unsupported OS such as Linux or you are accessing this site from iPhone or Android.

This trick works in most browsers, but we are going to use Google Chrome for this guide. Then, here are the steps which helps you to download Windows 10 full standalone offline ISO files from Microsoft servers legally:

Step 1: Head over to the Windows 10 official download support site.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - May 2020 update - Windows download page on Google chrome

Step 2: Press Ctrl + Shift + I to open the “Inspect” panel in Google Chrome.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - Inspect panel in Google Chrome

Step 3: Click on “Toggle device toolbar” which looks like mobile and tablet combined icon.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - toggle device toolbar

Step 4: Google chrome change desktop version of Windows 10 official download support site into a responsive mobile site. Increase its zoom level to 100% or more for better visibility.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - Windows 10 download support site open in responsive mode - Google chrome

Step 5: Change the site URL to this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - Windows 10 download page without redirection

Step 6: This time when you enter the URL it won’t redirect and force you to download Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool rather it will show you a different page which says – Download Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO File)

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - Download Windows 10 Disc Image ISO File

Step 7: Scroll the page and select Windows 10 edition to download – Windows 10 May 2020 update.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - Windows 10 edition to download - May 2020 update

Step 8: Click “Confirm” button.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - Windows 10 edition to download - Confirm

Step 9: Select your preferred language and then click “Confirm” button once more.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - Windows 10 edition to download - preferred language

Step 10: Select the version 32-bit or 64-bit before downloading Windows 10. For this article we have selected 64-bit Windows 10.

Download Windows 10 offline ISO - Windows 10 edition to download - Windows 10 version 32-bit or 64-bit

Note: The direct download links are valid for 24 hours only from the time of creation. So download within the 24 hours otherwise the links will expire.

Once you hit the button then download of Windows 10 ISO file will begin on your PC without any problem.

Conclusion

We hope you have successfully download Windows 10 full standalone offline ISO file from Microsoft servers. After downloading the ISO file, you can use a tool, such as Rufus to create a bootable media of Windows 10

May 2020 update comes with many enhancement to existing Windows 10 operating system and they are as follows:

  • More control over optional updates
  • A new Cortana experience (with typing)
  • Cloud download for reinstalling Windows
  • Bandwidth limits for Windows update
  • Faster Windows search experience
  • Disk type in the task manager
  • GPU temperature in the Task Manager
  • WSL 2 with a Linux Kernel
  • Windows lets you make your device Passwordless
  • Renaming Virtual desktops
  • Improved network status information
  • Built-in support for network cameras
  • Better control over restarting Apps at Sign-in
  • Disk Cleanup won’t delete your Downloads folder
  • Paint and WordPad are now optional features
  • Quick searches in Search Home
  • Bluetooth swift pair improvements

These are the small list of new features which are available on May 2020 update. Personally we like more renaming virtual desktops feature made by Microsoft.

But we are more interested to hear your experience with May 2020 update. Please leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

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Developer, Explorer, Learner. My hunger and curiosity drive me forward in directions I want to go.