Direct Download Windows 10 ISO/ESD from official site

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Direct Download Windows 10 ISO/ESD from official site

Finally Microsoft released Windows 10 publicly for free download on 29th July 2015. It gives free upgrade over genuine version of Windows 7, Window 8/8.1. Microsoft provides two ways to download Windows 10 – using Media Creation Tool and Direct ISO from Microsoft’s site. The media creation tool also allows us to:

  • Upgrade PC
  • Directly to your USB
  • ISO file for later usage

Media creation tool downloads Windows 10 in background and if some error happened in the middle of the download, we need to restart whole download from the beginning. Most of the users like to download files using their favorite download manager with resume support.
So let us see the ways to downloading Official ISO directly using your favorite download manager with resume support. It’s legal to download direct downloading offline ISO from Microsoft’s servers and nothing has been said here as illegal. Here is the official download page:

  1. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 (via Media Creation Tool).
  2. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench (Official ISO)

If you are visiting 1st link using either windows 7, 8/8.1, it will give an option to download Windows 10 via Media Creation Tool (since they are upgradable to Windows 10). If you are using Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS or any linux PC, the page divert to Official Offline ISO download page. That is the above said page detects your OS and divert page accordingly. Hence you can try these operating systems or mobile phone to get download link, so that you can download it from PC.
Open above link and you will be have the option to select versions:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10 KN
  • Windows 10 N
  • Windows 10 Single Language

Each of this ISO file contains Windows 10 Home and Window 10 Pro editions and you can choose which one to be installed during installation. You will get option to select 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) ISO before starting download. Note that each download link is valid for only 24hrs. If the link is expired, then try downloading new ISO, replace old download link with new download link and resume. Most of the download manager tools allows the option to replace download links of partially completed downloads.

Finding direct download link from Media creation Tool
As said above, Media Creation Tool is an online installer, which is slow and resume unsupported. How it would be if you get direct download link for the version you are selecting to download from this Media Creation Tool? Yes, it’s possible with the help of any packet filtering tool such as Wireshark.

This method is not only applicable to with Media Creation tool, but it also helps you to get direct download links from most of the online installer tools. The main advantage of this method is that the downloaded file is in ESD (Electronic Software Download) format and which is around 25% compressed than ISO. It will definitely saves your data usage and time. FYI: The ESD file of OS can be find at C:\$Windows.~WS\Sources, which is in .tmp extension during download.

Steps to find direct download link:

  1. Open Wireshark and start capture
  2. Run Media Creation Tool, select OS version and start download
  3. Apply filter http.request.method == “GET” in Wireshark. It will list all the HTTP request GET from your computer and you can find official link of ISO from them.
  4. Click on the packet from the list and expand “Hyper Text Transfer Protocol” and there you will find the request URI as blue coloured.
  5. Right Click on it >> Copy >> Value and now you copied the direct download ink of ESD file.
  6. Download it with your download manager and use any tool such as ESD Decrypter to convert it into ISO


Watch video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWjd5ecbprg


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Get Dreamscene in Windows 8 or 8.1

What is DreamScene?

DreamScene was released on September 25, 2007 and introduced in Windows Vista. Using DreamScene users can set video content of MPEG, WMV, AVI formats as there desktop background. It was a really a cool feature. See the steps below to enable DreamScene or Video wallpaper in Windows 8 or 8.1. This also works in Windows 7 and Vista.

Steps to enable DreamScene in Windows 8:

1. Download & install DreamScene Video Wallpaper 2.23 software from here and install it.

You can download one sample dreamscene wallpaper from here

2. Double-click on the icon from desktop to launch the application.
dreamscene
3. Click on the “Plus” icon (look above picture) to add downloaded sample dreamscene wallpaper to playlist. You are done!

You can click on “Launch at Windows startup” to start playing dreamscene automatically on windows startup.


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Force windows to use 100% of available bandwidth

Bandwidth is usually controlled by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Sometimes there are software elements that influence your internet connection speed. Once such factor is QoS (Quality of Service), for example Windows Update, streaming videos or audio, Voip applications, etc. – anything that makes use of the QoS Packet Scheduler.

 
The reservation is 20% in Windows Xp, Vista & 7 and it is 80% on windows 8 and latest versions. We have the option to disable this reserved bandwidth to get access to 100% of your bandwidth. However, please take note that the 20% reserved bandwidth is only used when QoS applications need it. By configuring its setting in the Group Policy, you can easily limit the reservable bandwidth.

 

Steps:
1. Open Run or cmd window and type gpedit.msc and press enter on your keyboard.

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2. Now Local Group Policy Editor will open and navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative -> Network -> Qos Packet Scheduler.

 
3. Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the ‘Explain’ tab. i.e.”By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 80 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default”. Click too ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to 0 (ie. 0%).

 
4. Restart your PC to effect the changes

 

 

Using Windows regisrty:
1. Open Run or cmd window and type regedit in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard.

 
2. In Regedit click your way through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

 
3. Right click on the Windows map and select New and Key from the dropdown menu and name the new map Psched

 
4. Double-click on the new Psched map and right click in the empty white screen on the right

 
5. Select New and DWORD (32-bit) Value from the dropdown menu

 
6. Name the new Dword Value NonBestEffortLimit

 
7. Right-click on your new NonBestEffortLimit key and select Modify from the dropdown menu

 
8. In the Value Data field make sure the value is 0 so the reserved bandwidth percentage is set to 0%.

 
9. Click OK and restart your PC to make the changes