Download Window 10 Enterprise 20H2 with the Media Creation Tool (including en-GB and other language versions)

The October 2020 update to Windows 10 is now available to download using the Media Creation Tool. Historically Microsoft has called these xx09 (for example, 1809 or 1909) but starting this year it is referred to as 20H2, meaning year 2020 half 2.

Using the GUI, you can download the consumer ISO which contains the Home, Professional and Education SKUs of Windows 10.

If you want to download the Enterprise version of Windows 10, but don’t have access to Microsoft VLSC, Visual Studio or Action Pack subscriptions, it is possible to download it using the Media Creation Tool if you know the right command line switches.

To download Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2 using the Media Creation Tool, log in with a local administrator account (for some reason it isn’t good enough to run the tool using Run as administrator, you actually do have to be logged in as an administrator) and download the tool. Open a CMD prompt, change directory to the directory you saved the Media Creation Tool in and enter the following command:

MediaCreationTool20H2.exe /Eula Accept /Retail /MediaLangCode en-US /MediaArch x64 /MediaEdition Enterprise

When you’re prompted for a product key, you can use the Windows 10 Enterprise KMS client key from this site on Microsoft Docs.

This will download an ISO that contains the various Enterprise SKUs (Enterprise, Enterprise N, Education, Education N, Professional and Professional N) with en-US installed and set to default. If you’d prefer to get en-GB, use the following command:

MediaCreationTool20H2.exe /Eula Accept /Retail /MediaLangCode en-GB /MediaArch x64 /MediaEdition Enterprise

This will download an ISO containing the same SKUs as above, but with en-GB installed and set to default.

As far as I can tell, this works for any of the language pack region tags listed on this site. So, for example, to download Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2 with French installed and set to the default language, you can use this command:

MediaCreationTool20H2.exe /Eula Accept /Retail /MediaLangCode fr-FR /MediaArch x64 /MediaEdition Enterprise

If you don’t specify the /MediaLangCode switch it will default to downloading an ISO with the same language pack as the OS you are running it from.

If you want to download the 32-bit version of Windows 10 Enterprise instead, you should change /MediaArch to x86.

When you have downloaded the ISO, you may unpack it and find that the it does not contain an install.wim, but instead contains install.esd in the sources directory. Depending on what you are doing, you may need the .wim file (for example, if you’re planning to use it with MECM/SCCM). Thankfully obtaining a .wim file from the .esd is quite straightforward using DISM.

Open a CMD prompt and use the following command (changing the path for /WimFile to match where your install.esd file is):

dism.exe /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:C:\Temp\Windows10_20H2\sources\install.esd

This will list each of the SKUs in the install.esd file. Make a note of the index of the SKU you want (in my case, I want the Enterprise SKU which is index 3).

DISM Get WIM Info

Now use the following command to create an install.wim file that contains the SKU you want:

dism.exe /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:C:\Temp\Windows10_20H2\sources\install.esd /SourceIndex:3 /DestinationImageFile:C:\Temp\Windows10_20H2\sources\install.wim /Compress:max /CheckIntegrity

Make sure the path for /SourceImageFile and /DestinationImageFile are correct for you and change the /SourceIndex to match the index you noted earlier.

Once that is done you can delete the install.esd file if you want, to save space.

Unfortunately, this version of the Media Creation Tool still has no way to get the LTSC version of Windows 10 Enterprise (as far as I can tell).