This is a short post to provide links for downloading the ISOS from MSDN. Microsoft have released Windows 10 officially today to the general public, and if you opted for the Windows Insider program you are probably already running that version of Windows 10.
Download Windows 10 Enterprise ISOS
If however you want to download the ISOs for use with Configuration Manager or MDT then the ISO’s can be downloaded from Microsoft using the following links:
- X86 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/?FileId=64732
- X64 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/?FileId=64780
What about Volume License customers ?
Volume License customers can download Windows 10 Enterprise from the Volume License website available through the Volume Licensing Service Center.
What about a free evaluation version ?
You can download a 90 day evaluation version of Windows 10 here.
What about the other versions ?
Windows 10 (like previous releases of Windows) comes in different flavors (SKUs) to target different markets, and the following versions are available on MSDN today:
- Windows 10 (Multiple Editions)
- Windows 10 Education
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
- Windows 10 Features on Demand
So what does each version mean, let’s take them one by one using explanations gathered from MSDN itself.
Windows 10 (Multiple Editions)
This release contains Windows 10 Professional and Windows 10 Home. Please refer to your product keys to determine which products are included with your subscription. To explain those two versions see below.
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro is designed for small and medium businesses enabling organizations to manage their devices and apps, protect their business data, facilitate remote and mobile scenarios as well as take advantage of the cloud technologies for their organizations. In addition to small and medium businesses, Windows 10 Pro devices would be a good choice for organizations supporting CYOD programs.
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is the definitive Windows 10 experience for general consumers. It offers a familiar and personal experience combined with new innovations for getting things done and having more fun. New features include: an all-new web browser built for doing things online; Windows Hello which providers users a warm welcome and a convenient log-on*; and great new multi-tasking features including snapping multiple apps on the screen and creating virtual desktops for more space.
Windows 10 Education
This release is available just for education customers in volume licensing programs. Windows 10 Education includes features from Windows 10 Enterprise that are ideal for advanced security, and the comprehensive device control and management needs of today’s educational institution. Windows 10 Education also enables simplified deployment in the education space; this edition provides a direct path for many devices to upgrade from Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.
Windows 10 Enterprise
This version of Windows 10 builds on Windows 10 Pro adding premium features designed to address the needs of large and mid-size organizations (including large academic institutions), such as advanced protection against modern security threats, full flexibility of OS deployment, updating and support options; as well as comprehensive device and app management and control capabilities.
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
This edition provides customers with access to the Long Term Servicing Branch as a deployment option for their mission critical devices and environments. The LTSB version will receive security updates just like you do today for previous versions of Windows, and is in contrast to the other branch called Current Branch. That version allows users to not only be updated for security issues but also to avail of new features as they become available to Windows 10.
Windows 10 Features on Demand
Windows 10 features on demand are additional feature options available through Windows Update. This download allows organizations to pre-configure Windows 10 installation software with these features prior to deployment. This download can also be used to install features from local media.
What about the Windows 10 ADK ?
To download the new Windows 10 ADK use the following link.
So how can I upgrade my Windows 7 (or Windows 8) to Windows 10 ?