41 responses

  1. Tom
    January 25, 2017

    I was able to download the 64-bit Windows 10 ISO and then installed the Windows 10 release into VirtualBox, it was very easy. It runs pretty fast, too.

  2. Arrrrnnollddd
    January 25, 2017

    What is the price to activate it once installed? What is the basic install size if one wanted to install this in bootcamp?

    • Jay
      January 26, 2017

      Honestly if you have windows seven(already activated or cracked with daz) you can just use the accessibility upgrade to get windows 10 for free only requires hitting a check box saying you use accessibility software.

      • Sebby
        January 27, 2017

        If you’re crass, sure. Otherwise no. Only use this option if you use accessibility tools. If not, simply use your existing 7/8.1 key to install the OS.

  3. Steve
    January 26, 2017

    Does it come with its own free virus checker too?

  4. tnsmith
    January 26, 2017

    Do you really need virus checker on official M website? I think no other than site.

  5. Abel
    January 26, 2017

    It’s now official: video killed the radio store and Cook killed Apple. OSXdaily downloading Windows 10 is the final proof. No more emojis needed.

  6. Evgeny
    January 26, 2017

    The title is misleading if

    “…either obtained from the Microsoft ordering process or elsewhere”.

    So, for f… sake, is it free or not?

    • Josh Honera
      January 26, 2017

      The download is free, to activate Windows 10 you have to pay for it. That’s pretty clear.

      • Kip
        January 26, 2017

        Come on, that’s a real stretch. You can download Photoshop for free. MS Office for free. You can download almost any software suite or package for free. Oh, you’ll have to pay for them to use them, but you can download them or free!

        Who gives a hoot if you can download it for free.

      • Jony McGoober
        January 26, 2017

        Why don’t you download the Windows 10 image and install it yourself into a virtual machine or boot camp, you’ll see there is no limitation on it.

      • Kip
        January 26, 2017

        I do run MS Windows in a few of virtual machines for web development (7, 8, 10, and even XP). After a short period of time, you’re required to activate it just as the article states. Activation requires a paid product key.

      • Ian
        February 9, 2017

        Kip you fool, you can download and install and use Windows 10 without a product key and without activating. Why don’t you try it yourself before making such a stupid comment, you’re a real fool. A novice talking about complex topics, fool.

    • Ian
      February 9, 2017

      You do NOT need to activate Windows 10 to use it.

      You do NOT need to activate Windows 10 to download and install it.

      You do NOT need a product key to install and use Windows 10.

      If you do not activate Windows 10, you will be softly nagged and won’t be able to change the wallpaper. That’s the only limitation.

      This is well documented, here is an article discussing this:

      http://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/

      Essentially you can use Windows 10 for free.

  7. James Adams
    January 26, 2017

    Hi, noobe question, what does it mean where it says links will expire on a given day?
    Thanks

    • Anonymus
      January 26, 2017

      You will not be able to dowload this file past this date

    • arnie
      January 26, 2017

      The link that is generated when you make all the selections is only valid for 24 hours. After that I guess you have to start again.

  8. Marcos
    January 26, 2017

    Ok, that’s very easy! I think everybody knows it already. The golden question is: Do you know how to activate it for free? :)

  9. Nilesh
    January 26, 2017

    nice shout

  10. Mandeep
    January 26, 2017

    And way to obtain valid product key??
    Thanks in advance

    • Scott
      January 26, 2017

      I can only imagine that you could … purchase one.

    • arnie
      January 26, 2017

      Buy it. I’m sure microsoft provides easy to follow links to do so.

    • Paul
      January 26, 2017

      Yes you can buy the Windows 10 product key to activate it from Microsoft.com or from Windows 10.

    • Christopher
      January 26, 2017

      The download of Windows 10 ISO is free.

      You can install Windows 10 ISO for free without activating or a product key, just skip it during the install process.

      After you install Windows 10 you can buy a valid product key from Microsoft to activate the product:

      – Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation > Store

      If you do not activate, you can not personalize Windows and you get a little logo watermark in the corner of the screen. Some people say it will stop working at 30 days but I have not had that experience, but maybe you will experience something else. I run Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine, shut it down when I don’t need it and use a saved state, maybe that is why.

      You can also check status by running: slmgr /ato and slmgr /dli

  11. Dan Uff
    January 26, 2017

    Thanks for the info.

  12. Bob
    January 26, 2017

    I downloaded the 64-bit Windows 10 ISO and then easily installed the Windows 10 release into VMware Fusion. In Windows 10, I saved a test file from Notepad and then looked around for a way to add tags to the file, like in macOS. Oh, wait, no native filesystem tags in Windows 10? OK. I closed VMware Fusion and went back to work in macOS.

  13. no way
    January 26, 2017

    This is not news, this has been the Micro$oft method of delivery for Windoze 10. BUT it is NOT FREE only the DL is, if you wish to use it for more than the 20 day trial you MUST PAY!!!!

    • Paul
      January 26, 2017

      As the article clearly states, the Windows 10 disc image download is free. Obviously the product key is not free.

  14. eman etavirp
    January 26, 2017

    you can buy a windows 10 activation key on ebay for $5. easy !!!

    • Paul
      January 26, 2017

      The only legitimate Windows 10 activation keys come from Microsoft or an OEM. The Windows 10 Pro product key is about $200 in the USA and can be bought from the official Microsoft store online.

  15. Sebby
    January 26, 2017

    Famous last words? :)

    Anyway, I don’t want to pay for Windows 10 and be tracked by Microsoft’s many electronic minions … that’s just not what I’d call a fair deal. But it’s good to have this on OSXDaily, all the same, and is a pretty good sign of the times. Personally I prefer Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell. YMMV. I do hope Windows 10 gets better in the privacy department, though, as I’m more motivated than ever to leave OS X.

  16. DorkFace
    January 26, 2017

    Run Windows 10 like you stole it!

  17. Chris Quirk
    January 26, 2017

    Sorry, did I just tune in to the wrong channel. What’s this Windows thing you speak of? I thought I was looking at OS X Daily? Obviously my mistake.

    Short of Mac/IOS news are we?

    • Paul
      January 26, 2017

      Chris, many Mac users also use Windows for various reasons. I run Windows 10 in a VM on my Mac, for example.

      • Chris Quirk
        January 26, 2017

        I appreciate that, as I have a VM of XP for some work that I do. If I was sufficiently interested to read about Windows, where on the net do you think I would start looking? Not OS X Daily!

        I don’t get why OS X Daily have an article about Windows that is irrelevant to what the site us supposed to be about.

        Articles about Ford on a BMW site. Nah, didn’t think so.

    • The Final Word
      January 27, 2017

      Christopher,

      No one is forcing you to read an article about Windows 10. If you don’t like it, don’t click on the story.

      No reason to be all butthurt over it. Go back to watching your Oprah rerun’s on TV.

      • Chris Quirk
        January 29, 2017

        I guess, fair comment about not reading the article, but I did. Illogical isn’t it, but why did you have to add an insult?

        We don’t get Oprah over here, thank goodness, so I can’t. Oh, and plurals don’t need an apostrophe…

  18. Nick
    February 2, 2017

    You can download Win10 ISO from a Mac, but did you know that you can’t download Sierra ISO from a Win10 machine?

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