Media Creation allows users to download the current and updated version of Windows 10. This means that if you want to download older versions, the Media Creation Tool on the Microsoft website will not be a great help. The ISO for earlier versions still exists though and with a small BAT file you can download any build of Windows 10 with the Media Creation tool.

How to download any build of Windows 10 Media Creation

This BAT file can be downloaded directly from its Pastebin link, but we will provide the script here in case the link stops working.

Open the Notepad and paste the following. Save it with the BAT file extension.

@echo off &title MediaCreationTool.bat by AveYo
:: Universal wrapper for all "RedStone" versions: 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803 and 1809
:: Using nothing but microsoft-hosted original files for the current and past Windows 10 MCT releases
:: Ingenious full support for creating business channel (Enterprise) with custom language, x86, x64 or AIO!

:: Add / remove launch parameters below if needed - it is preset for least amount of issues when doing upgrades
set "OPTIONS=/Telemetry Disable /DynamicUpdate Disable /MigrateDrivers all /ResizeRecoveryPartition disable /ShowOOBE none"

:: Uncomment to show live mct console log for debugging
rem set "OPTIONS=%OPTIONS% /Console"

:: Uncomment to bypass gui dialog choice and hardcode the target version: 1=1607, 2=1703, 3=1709, 4=1803, 5=1809
rem set/a MCT_VERSION=5

:: Available MCT versions
set versions= 1607 [ RedStone 1 ], 1703 [ RedStone 2 ], 1709 [ RedStone 3 ], 1803 [ RedStone 4 ], 1809 [ RedStone 5 ]

:: Show gui dialog %1:title %2:header %3:choices %4:output_variable
if not defined MCT_VERSION call :choice "MediaCreationTool.bat by AveYo" "Choose Windows 10 Version" "%versions%" MCT_VERSION
if not defined MCT_VERSION echo No MCT_VERSION selected, exiting.. & timeout /t 5 & exit/b
goto version%MCT_VERSION%

:version1 1607 [RS1]
set "V=1607"
set "D=20170116"
set "EULA="
set "EULA_FIX="
set "CAB="
set "MCT="
echo Version %V% %D% selected!
goto process

:version2 1703 [RS2]
set "V=1703"
set "D=20170317"
set "EULA="
set "EULA_FIX="
set "CAB="
set "MCT="
:: 1703 MCT is also bugged so use 1607 instead
set "MCT="
echo Version %V% %D% selected!
goto process

:version3 1709 [RS3]
set "V=1709"
set "D=20180105"
set "EULA="
set "CAB="
set "MCT="
echo Version %V% %D% selected!
goto process

:version4 1803 [RS4]
set "V=1803"
set "D=20180420"
set "EULA="
set "CAB="
set "MCT="
echo Version %V% %D% selected!
goto process

:version5 1809 [RS5]
set "V=1809"
set "D=20180924"
set "EULA="
set "CAB="
set "MCT="
echo Version %V% %D% selected!
goto process

echo Notice: MCT depends on BITS service! If any issues, run script as Admin..
bitsadmin.exe /reset /allusers 2>nul
net stop bits /y 2>nul
net start bits /y 2>nul

:: cleanup - can include temporary files too but it's not advised since you can't resume via C:\$Windows.~WS\Sources\setuphost
pushd "%~dp0"
del /f /q products.* 2>nul &rem rd /s/q C:\$Windows.~WS 2>nul & rd /s/q C:\$WINDOWS.~BT 2>nul
:: download MCT
set "WEBCLIENT=[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol='tls12,tls11,tls';(new-object System.Net.WebClient)"
if not exist MediaCreationTool%V%.exe powershell -noprofile -c "%WEBCLIENT%.DownloadFile('%MCT%','MediaCreationTool%V%.exe');"
if not exist MediaCreationTool%V%.exe color 0c & echo Error! missing MediaCreationTool%V%.exe & pause & exit /b
:: download CAB
if not exist powershell -noprofile -c "%WEBCLIENT%.DownloadFile('%CAB%','');"
if not exist color 0c & echo Error! missing & pause & exit /b
:: unpack CAB
expand.exe -R -F:* . >nul 2>nul
if not exist products.xml color 0c & echo Error! bad or missing & pause & exit /b
:: patch XML to allow selecting business channel editions (Enterprise) and a minor cosmetic fix
set "READ_XML=$f=[System.IO.File]::ReadAllText('products.xml')"
set "WRITE_XML=[System.IO.File]::WriteAllText('products.xml', $f)"
set "r1= $f=$f.Replace('IsRetailOnly>True<','IsRetailOnly>False<')"
set "r2=.Replace('%%ENTERPRISE','Windows 10 Enterprise')"
:: fix old EULA links breaking MCT in 1607 and 1703
if not defined EULA (set "r3=") else set "r3=.Replace('%EULA%','%EULA_FIX%')"
powershell -c "%READ_XML%; %r1%%r2%%r3%; %WRITE_XML%;"
:: repack XML into CAB
start "" /wait makecab products.xml
:: finally launch MCT with local configuration and optional launch options
start "" MediaCreationTool%V%.exe /Selfhost %OPTIONS%

:: utilities
:choice %1:title %2:header %3:choices %4:output_variable [GUI radioboxes dialog snippet by AveYo] released under MIT License
setlocal &set "parameters=$title='%~1'; $header='%~2'; $choices='%~3'; $global:c='';"
set "s1=[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('System.Windows.Forms');$f=New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form"
set "s2=;$f.Text=$title; $f.Forecolor='Snow'; $f.BackColor=0xff180052; $f.StartPosition='CenterScreen'; $f.AutoSize=$true;"
set "s3=$g=New-Object System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox; $g.Location='40,10'; $g.Margin='0,0,40,0'; $g.MinimumSize='280,100';"
set "s4=$g.AutoSize=$true; $g.text=$header; $f.Controls.Add($g);"
set "s5=$i=1; foreach($l in $choices.split(',')){ $r=New-Object System.Windows.Forms.RadioButton; $r.Location='20,'+(30*$i);"
set "s6=$r.Name=$i;$r.Text=$l;$r.AutoSize=$true;$r.add_Click({$global:c=$this.Name}); $g.Controls.Add($r); $r.Checked=1; $i++};"
set "s7=$j=1;foreach($t in @('OK','Exit')){$b=New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button;$b.Location=''+(120*($j-1)+80)+','+40*$i;"
set "s8=$b.Name='b'+$j; $b.Text=$t; $b.DialogResult=$j; if ($j -eq 1){$f.AcceptButton=$b}; $f.Controls.Add($b); $j++};"
set "s9=$f.Add_Shown({$f.Activate()}); $ret=$f.ShowDialog(); if ($ret -eq 2){$global:c=''}; write-host $global:c"
for /l %%# in (1,1,9) do call set "ps_Choice=%%ps_Choice%%%%s%%#:"=\"%%"
for /f "usebackq tokens=* delims=" %%# in (`powershell -noprofile -c "%parameters% %ps_Choice%"`) do set "output_var=%%#"
endlocal & set "%~4=%output_var%" & exit/b

Run this BAT file with administrator rights. A command prompt window will appear, followed by another window asking you which Windows 10 update you want to download. You can download the final builds of Redstone 1 – 5.

Once the build number is selected, the Media Creation tool will be downloaded to the same location where the BAT file was saved. You can now run the tool and use it to download the selected Windows 10 build. The tool allows you to update the current installation or to create a bootable USB.

All files are downloaded from Microsoft. This BAT file only helps you find the right file and start the download. It does not provide the files or modify those made available by Microsoft.


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