Windows 10 22H2 ISO file direct download without tool

Here's how to download the Windows 10 22H2 ISO directly from the Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool.

Windows 10 22H2 ISO download

Windows 10 22H2 is an optional update available for download through Windows Update sometime in October 2022. However, you can also download the ISO file if you want to start fresh with a clean installation of Windows 10 or create a virtual machine.

The only caveat is that, unlike the Windows 11 ISO download process, getting the ISO file for Windows 10 is not straightforward since Microsoft wants you to use the “Media Creation Tool” or “Update Assistant.” However, it’s possible to download the Windows 10 22H2 ISO file directly from Microsoft’s download page by tricking the site you’re on a different platform.

This guide will teach you the steps to download the Windows 10 22H2 ISO file directly from the Microsoft servers.

Important: These steps are meant to help you upgrade once the new version becomes available, not before. You have been warned.

Windows 10 22H2 ISO file download

Use these instructions to download the Windows 10 ISO file without the Media Creation Tool.

To download the 22H2 ISO from Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open this download page on Microsoft Edge.

  2. Right-click on the page and select the Inspect option.

  3. Click the three-dotted menu button on the top-right, select the More tools menu, and choose the Network conditions option.

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  4. Under the “User agent” section, clear the Select automatically option.

  5. Select the Safari – Mac option from the “User agent” drop-down menu (or another non-Windows agent).

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  6. Refresh (F5) the page (if applicable).

  7. Select the Windows 10 option.

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  8. Click the Confirm button.

  9. Select the product language from the drop-down menu.

  10. Click the Confirm button.

  11. Click the button to get the Windows 10 22H2 ISO to begin the process.

To download the 22H2 ISO from Google Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open this download page on Chrome.

  2. Right-click on the page and select the Inspect option.

  3. Click the three-dotted menu button on the top-right, select the More tools menu, and choose the Network conditions option.

    Chrome network conditions

  4. Under the “User agent” section, clear the Select automatically option.

  5. Select the Safari – Mac option from the “User agent” drop-down menu.

    Chrome change user agent

  6. Refresh (F5) the page (if applicable).

  7. Select the Windows 10 option.

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  8. Click the Confirm button.

  9. Select the product language from the drop-down menu.

  10. Click the Confirm button.

  11. Click the button to download the 2022 update ISO file to begin the process.

To download the 22H2 ISO from Mozilla Firefox, use these steps:

  1. Open this download page on Firefox.

  2. Use the Ctrl + Shift + M keyboard shortcut to open the “Responsive design view.”

  3. Click the Responsive button at the top, and select the iPad option from the list.

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  4. Click the Refresh button.

  5. Select the Windows 10 option.

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  6. Click the Confirm button.

  7. Select the language from the drop-down menu.

  8. Click the Confirm button.

  9. Click the button to download the Windows 10 ISO to begin the process.

After downloading the ISO file, you can use tools, such as Rufus, to create a bootable media of Windows 10 22H2.