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how to download windows 10 for free of charge

can you please show me how to download windows 10 for free of charge
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You can download Windows 10 ISO file here, free of cost:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...

Hope this helps!
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Hi reshawn

Windows 10 is not free if you are running Windows 8 or earlier or your computer doesn't have a license installed at all.

If all you need to the installation files for Windows 10, here is how you get them:

What you should do, is first download the ISO file using Media Creation Tool, then use another tool such as Rufus to make a bootable copy. Here is how you do that:

Download the Media Creation Tool Now
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209

Right click the MediaCreationTool.exe file then click Run as administrator.

Accept the End User License Agreement:

Select the option Create installation media for another PC if you want to download a ISO image or create a bootable DVD or USB thumb drive,

Click Next

If you want to download a particular edition or both architectures, uncheck the Use the recommended option for this PC.
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Click in the Edition list box, choose your edition then click Next.

Windows 10 - contains Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.
Windows 10 Home Single Language - only select this edition if you are running Windows 10 Single Language, Windows 8 Single Language or Windows 8.1 with Bing.
Windows 10 N - only select this edition if you reside in Europe, it does not contain Windows Media Player. It contains Windows 10 Home N, Windows 10 Pro N.

Downloading the ISO file

An ISO file is a digital or virtual replica of a physical disc. In order to use an ISO you must burn it to a optical disc. In the case of Windows 10, a blank Dual Layer DVD or an empty USB thumb drive. If you are using Windows 7, you can create the .ISO then burn it using the built in Disc Image utility. If you are running Windows XP or Windows Vista, you can using a third party burning tool such as ImgBurn or Roxio/Nero.


Exception: you can double click the ISO (or right click it, choose Open with > Fiel Explorer), mount it and start the upgrade in Windows 10.

Creating a .ISO file

For the purposes of this exercise, we are gonna use the .ISO option.

Select ISO file, then click Save, Select your location then click Save.

Wait while the .ISO image is created.

MAKING A BOOTABLE COPY USING RUFUS:

You can download Rufus, for free.
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

After downloading Rufus, connect your thumb drive, launch Rufus application, click in the Device list box then choose your thumb drive.

Click in the list box then choose your partition scheme. If you select the ISO, Rufus will automatically select the appropriate options for you. Next, click in the File system list box, then choose FAT32. If your thumb drive is larger than 32 GBs, choose exFAT.

Leave the default Cluster size then enter a label for your thumb drive.

Click the choose disk image icon, browse to where the ISO file is located, select it then click Open.

Click Start to copy the files to the thumb drive.

If you have any files on the thumb drive, they will be deleted.

Wait while the files are copied to your thumb drive.

Close when complete
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Hello, although Windows 10 is not free, you can use most of the basic features for free on trial mode. You can make the media creation tool and install Windows 10 here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...

When you see the option to enter the Licence key, you can click on skip for now.
Hope this helps, and let me know if you have further questions! :-)

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Actually 1 version of Win 10 OS has a free installation,it's Win 10 Enterprise.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise

The above link gets you running in Windows 10...

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Actually 1 version of Win 10 OS has a free installation,it's Win 10 Enterprise.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise

The above link gets you running in Windows 10...

That is not free of charge, it is a trial version of an Edition of Windows that is not for the Home user, it is a volume licence of Windows 10

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You can download the ISO file free of charge, but that doesn't give you a license to use it. So you can't activate it unless you pay for it.

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