In addition to using Windows Update, there’s also the upgrade option using Windows 10 ISO file. The only issue is that when you use a Windows 10 device to download the ISO from the Microsoft support website, you’re only given the choice to get the “Update Assistant” or “Media Creation Tool.” If you don’t want the extra steps, there’s a workaround to download the ISO file of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update directly from the Microsoft servers without having to use any tool. You just need to trick the site to think that you’re using a different operating system. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to download the Windows 10 ISO file (now with the October update) directly from Microsoft servers.

How to download the Windows 10 October 2018 Update ISO file

To download the ISO file for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you’ll have to change your web browser settings to navigate the Microsoft support site as if you were using a non-Windows 10 computer, and then you’ll have direct access to the ISO download.

Direct ISO file download using Microsoft Edge

If you’re using Microsoft Edge, you can download the Windows 10 version 1809 ISO file directly using these steps:

Direct ISO file download using Google Chrome

In the case that you’re using Chrome, use these steps: Switch user agent on Edge Download Windows 10 ISO without Media Creation Tool

Direct ISO file download using Mozilla Firefox

Alternatively, if you’re using Firefox, you can use these steps to download the ISO file: Switch user agent on Chrome After downloading the ISO file, you can use tools, such as Rufus to create a bootable media of Windows 10. Ctrl + Shift + M mode in Firefox Update November 14, 2018: The October 2018 Update was originally released on October 2, but due to serious problems with the operating system, Microsoft was forced to paused the rollout, and starting November 13, the update is once again available for download. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.