Windows Insider is a way to taste the new and upcoming features in Windows 10 stable release, In this case, Redstone 6. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to download Windows Insider preview ISO files and guide to get it installed on your computer. First, Windows insider is a great way to test upcoming features. It’s more like beta Windows 10. The current insider preview batch is called Redstone 6 (19H1).
Windows 10 insider preview timeline.
- [New] Redstone 6: Development started with build 18204.
- Redstone 5: October Update Development started with build 17604.
- Redstone 4: April 2018 update. Get updated.
- Redstone 3: Stable Fall creators update.
- Redstone 2: Creators update, build 1703, stable version released.
- Redstone 1: Anniversary update builds 1607, stable version released.
What new in the Insider Preview
Microsoft releases many insider previews to test things out, sometimes those features and tweaks make a place in the final version but mostly may not. So it feels good to experience the features that may or may not last forever.
PS: The latest build is a new update to the older build that fixes a number of bugs, it is also available to be download from the Microsoft side, you can only download build stable build at this time. To download specifically the latest and older build check the bottom of this page (This section is subject to change). As within weeks, new Insider previews are released, but you do find the most recent Windows Insider preview download links at the bottom of this article.
Windows 10 Insider preview
Download Windows 10 insider preview ISO| 32-bit
Download Windows 10 insider preview ISO| 64-bit
Extract the zip file and run aria2_download_windows.cmd file after downloading it.
Important: Build your own ISO *See guide below.
ISO file usually gets removed from 3rd party website. Here is a working guide to homebrew ISO file.
Build Original Windows 10 Insider Preview Build ISO [Microsoft]
Step 1. Download the tool from the links given above, use the 64-bit link to download 64-bit Windows 10 ISO. And use the 32-bit link to download 32-bit Windows insider preview ISO.
Step 2. Now extract the tool, right-click and select Extract All option.
Step 3. Open the extracted folder, run aria2_download file, this script is an automated script that will download all the files using the Aria2 download program. This is necessary to download multiple files at once.
This will take some minutes, use a high-speed internet connection. you can see the progress inside the command prompt window and all the files that this tool download is from Microsoft server, so yes there is no involvement of third-party files.
Once done, this script will execute another tool that you can find inside the same folder. Run the UUP-Convert to start converting downloaded files to Windows 10 Insider preview ISO.
Get Windows 10 Insider preview UUP files and change it to ISO file: In case you don’t trust the ISO from 3rd party website. You can fetch all the UUP files for the latest Insider preview build and convert them into a single ISO file for installation purpose.
Getting the latest Insider build.
Step 1. Go to computer settings, press Windows Key + I (shortcut)
Step 2. Update & Security > Windows insider program > Setup with Microsoft Account.
Step 3. Update & Security > Windows update > check for update.
This should hook you with the insider program, and you will get the latest insider build if you choose Skip Ahead at the time enabling insider program.
Windows 10 Insider Preview
Download from Microsoft. What’s available: Build 17758.
- First, go to this page and log in to a Microsoft Live account, if you don’t have to create a one. Unlike downloading a Windows 10 stable ISO, this will require a Sign in.
- From the page select the Edition and the Language. Here I choose “Win 10 Insider Preview – Build 16193. Not each recent version is available from the Microsoft if you didn’t find a recent version by using this method, feel free to jump at the bottom of this article where we add links to the latest versions.
- Links will be created for both 64-bit and 32-bit machines; you need to download one according to your PC architecture. How do I know which one I have?
Remember those links are only valid for a 24-hour period (optional) If you wish to download the file in a few days here is how to do that. Basically, you can remote download the file using the links provided by Microsoft.
After that, you can download the file from the cloud storage the usual way. Below are an estimation information of ISO file sizes.
Windows insider WIM File, yet another option.
Update: Microsoft removed the download page.
Original Microsoft method uses tool to convert wim to ISO. Available builds: Windows 10 Base Images – 14393 (Anniversary Update),15063 (Creators Update), 16232 , 16237, 16241, 16251, 16257 (Insider Preview) .
Head to the desktop app converter base images page here. Click on download button and choose the base image you want to download by ticking
Windows 10 WIM files download page screenshot. No longer exist.
Install this official converter tool from windows store (you must be on windows 10), optionally you can use another online tool like this one to extract the wim file data.
Creating Bootable Media
Hopefully, there is more than one way to create a bootable installation media. Creating a bootable USB is a fast way, and installing Window 10 from it is even more simple.
Hope this helps you to get your hands on the latest features and new tweaks. Do more with Windows 10 here are some interesting guides to get going.