For those that aren’t going with the standard route of automatically upgrading, or you want a physical media to use, Microsoft has a tool that will download Windows 10 to your external media for install on your PC (or create an ISO for future use or virtual machines). Remember, if you have a legit Windows 7 or 8.1 install you can upgrade for free.
Use the media creation tool to download Windows. This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. The tool includes:
- File formats optimised for download speed.
- Built-in media creation options for USBs and DVDs.
- Optional conversion to ISO file format.