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If you’re seeking Windows installation files How to Legally Download Windows Installation Files for Free How to Legally Download Windows Installation Files for Free Windows can get seriously broken. What you often need to do is to install it from scratch. And we show you how to get legal installation files for Windows 7 through 10. Read More , the good news is, they’re available for free from Microsoft. You can easily create Windows 10 installation media How to Create Windows 10 Installation Media How to Create Windows 10 Installation Media Regardless of how you arrived at Windows 10, there's a way to create your own installation media. Sooner or later you might need it. Let us show you how to be prepared. Read More and you can legally download Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 ISO files from Microsoft, too. The only requirement is that you own a product key for the respective Windows edition.

Here we’ll show you a little hack that allows you to download any edition of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 from Microsoft’s Tech Bench You Can't Download Windows 10 ISOs Anymore... Or Can You? You Can't Download Windows 10 ISOs Anymore... Or Can You? Want to install Windows 10? The ISOs are no longer available on the download page, but you can still get them. Read More .

The Source of the Hack & What You Need

By default, the Microsoft Tech Bench page only offers the latest Windows version Windows 10 Is the Last Version of Windows. Ever. Windows 10 Is the Last Version of Windows. Ever. Microsoft is sick of you not upgrading, and has a solution: Windows 10 will be the final "version" of Windows. Ever. This could mean that you will never again have to buy Windows. Read More for download, presently Windows 10. By examining the source code of the site, however, WZor, Nummer, and adguard, three prolific Windows leakers, found that it contained download links to many other Windows versions and editions.

They wrote a script to make all download links available directly from the Tech Bench drop-down menu and published it as Windows 10 Tech Bench Upgrade Program HACK on Pastebin.

Windows 10 Tech Bench Upgrade Program HACK

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Applying the script is easy. All you need is a browser, the ability to copy and paste some code, and 3-4 GB of space for the Windows ISO file you’re going to download.

Get Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 Editions Free from Microsoft

We’ll show you how to use the script with Chrome or Firefox. Head to the Microsoft Tech Bench. Note that from the Select edition drop-down menu, you can only choose four different Windows 10 editions.

Microsoft Tech Bench Download Windows 10

To expand the selection available from that drop-down menu, select the code shown in the window below and press CTRL + C to copy it to your clipboard.


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//-------------------------------------------
// WZT 2016
// @WZorNET
// @nummerok
// @rgadguard
// How to use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apQyONA75_U
//-------------------------------------------

The next step must be done while you’re on the Tech Bench page! To apply the script in…

…Chrome: Press CTRL + SHIFT + J

…Firefox: Press CTRL + SHIFT + K

This will open your browser’s Console. Now press CTRL + V to paste the code you copied earlier into the console window and hit Enter. Note that Firefox might warn you about pasting code and you’ll need to type allow pasting before you can proceed.

If you were successful, the drop-down menu should now appear in blue and give you access to a comprehensive list of Windows versions and editions, as shown below.

Microsoft Tech Bench Download Windows

Here’s a quick review of the entire process from the hack masters themselves.

As mentioned above, you’ll need a valid product key How to Get a Cheap Windows 7 or 8 License Now to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free How to Get a Cheap Windows 7 or 8 License Now to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free Worried about the future of your old or pirated Windows copy? Now is the time to snatch a cheap Windows 7 or 8 license to secure yourself that free upgrade to Windows 10. We show... Read More for installation, so most of you will only be able to use the Home or Pro editions of Windows How to Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Professional Edition How to Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Professional Edition Windows 10 Home users are missing several subtle features. Pro users, for example, can temporarily defer Windows updates. We show you how you can upgrade to the Pro edition to regain some control over Windows... Read More .

To download a Windows ISO file, make your selection and click Confirm (WZT).

Confirm WZT

In the next step, you’ll be asked to Select the product language. Choose yours and Confirm again.

Finally, you’ll be able to download the 32-bit and / or 64-bit Windows ISO file What Are ISO Files & How You Can Create, Use & Burn Them For Free In Windows 7 What Are ISO Files & How You Can Create, Use & Burn Them For Free In Windows 7 ISO files can be created from any CD or DVD you have lying around. They’re called "disc images" because they’re an exact image of a disc. An ISO file contains an exact representation of the... Read More . Note that the links will expire after 24 hours from the time of creation.

Windows Tech Bench Download

If you’re installing from Windows 8.1 or 10, you can mount the ISO file (right-click > Mount) and launch the installation directly. Alternatively, you can create a bootable Windows installation USB drive 10 Tools to Make a Bootable USB from an ISO File 10 Tools to Make a Bootable USB from an ISO File A bootable USB is the best way to install an operating system. Besides the ISO and a USB drive, you need a tool to set it all up. That's where we come in. Read More with several free tools, such as Rufus.

For detailed instructions from Microsoft on how to create an installation USB stick, install Windows on an old or new PC, and a quick start guide for Windows 10, you can download the Windows 10 Tech Bench Upgrade Program Documentation (ZIP file). The package also contains the end user license agreement (EULA) and the privacy statement for Windows 10.

Glossary

We won’t list all the different Windows editions you can download, but we will explain the cryptic abbreviations that decorate many of them.

SP1 = Service Pack 1

K = Comes pre-installed with links to third-party Instant Messengers and Media Player Software. Typically sold in South Korea.

N = Does not include Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, and Windows DVD Maker. This edition was designed for the European market.

KN = This is a combination of K and N flavors, which lacks Windows Media and Instant Messenger software and offers a selection of download links for Microsoft and third party tools.

COEM = Commercial Original Equipment Manufacturer; this identifies a System Builders license.

GGK = Get Genuine Kit, is a tool used to make non-genuine copies of Windows 7 genuine How To Make Your Windows 7 PC Genuine Again After a Hardware Upgrade How To Make Your Windows 7 PC Genuine Again After a Hardware Upgrade "Your activation period has expired. You must activate Windows." Triggered by a hardware upgrade or following a fresh installation, this is Microsoft's way of ensuring you use Windows according to its licensing terms. Read More .

TH1 = Threshold 1 is the original version of Windows 10, which was released in July 2015.

1511 TH2 = Threshold 2 is the second version of Windwos 10, which was released in November 2015, also known as November Upgrade An Insider Review of the Windows 10 Fall Update An Insider Review of the Windows 10 Fall Update The Windows 10 Fall Update contains many minor improvements, a few feature updates, and a bunch of new settings. We show you what to expect and which default settings you might want to adjust. Read More . Based on its release date, the build number is 1511.

We have no clue what LE stands for. Do you know? Please enlighten us!

Which Windows Flavor Do You Choose?

It’s hard to deny that your Windows experience depends heavily on the version of Windows you’re using. And you may have been surprised  to see in how many different flavors each version comes in.

Have you found your favorite Windows version and edition or is it missing from Tech Bench? What is key to your Windows experience? Please share with us in the comments!

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