How to download the latest Windows 10 (any version) directly from Microsoft

It’s always best to make sure you’re downloading a legit and untampered version of your operating system you want to use. Here’s a simple three step guide to download a copy of Windows 10 directly from the Microsoft website.

(Using any Chromium based browser).

Step 1)

Go to:

Step 2)

Press F12 and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ M.

Step 3)

Pick a random smartphone to simulate then refresh the page. Select Windows 10, your preferred language, preferred architecture (32 or 64 bit) and start your download.

Now, you could just load that onto a USB and be on your way (using rufus to create a bootable USB drive), but maybe you want to actually verify what you’ve downloaded? Here’s how:

Simply run PowerShell and type in the console:

Get-Filehash C:\Users\Savas\Desktop\Win10_21H2_EnglishInternational_x64.iso

Obviously you’ll need to change the file path.

Alternatively download IgorWare Hasher, which basically verifies the files SHA-1, MD5 and CRC32 hashes. Using that you compare it to a known list of verified ISO’s. The same page you downloaded the file there should be a option to verify your download, click that and a list of hashes should appear to compare it to.

Alternatively head over to which basically dumps all the hash codes, similar to how MSDN Subscriber Downloads area used to do, but now gets it from

Oh and for your information: “English International” is the British English, supposedly.

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