In an unexpected turn of events, Microsoft has pulled all the links to download the Windows 10 ISO with the Threshold 2 update. Earlier, you could download it from the Microsoft Technet or you could use the Media Creation Tool supplied by the Microsoft to download this new version. In fact, there is a rumor that some Microsoft employees suggested in their blog to download the ISO if you could not wait for the Windows update. But now suddenly Microsoft has yanked all the links to download the Windows 10 ISO with the Threshold 2 update included. Instead, now you have to download the Windows 10 ISO of build 10240 and then wait for the build 10586 to be deployed through the Windows Automatic Updates feature.
Some people are saying that this could be a server problem at Microsoft’s end and will resolve by itself in a couple of days. However some Windows enthusiasts have found another way to download the ISO – through an older version of Media Creation Tool. Here is how:
- First of all download the Media Creation Tool from here.
- Downloaded file is a 7Z file. Use 7-Zip to decompress the contents of this archive to your Windows desktop.
- You can right-click on the MediaCreationTool.exe, select Properties and then Details tab to see the product version that shows 10.0.10586.0 which means Windows 10 Threshold 2 ISO.
- Using this copy of Media Creation Tool, you can download the most recent version of the Windows 10 ISO. You have to follow the usual instructions and you will end up either with the Windows 10 ISO image or the Windows 10 bootable USB disk.
While this method gives you a workaround to grab the latest version of the Windows 10 ISO, you should not unnecessarily burden the Microsoft servers by randomly downloading the ISO images even when you do not need it or when you can wait for a few more days and have it delivered via the Windows automatic updates.