Universal MediaCreationTool is an open source batch file for Microsoft Windows devices to download a Windows 10 ISO image to the system the batch file is executed on. Unlike Microsoft's Media Creation Tool, which will download the latest ISO only, it is giving the user the choice to download older Windows 10 versions. I reviewed the program back in 2020 and concluded that it offered a reliable way of downloading any Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft to the local system.
The latest version of the batch file supports all release versions of Windows 10 from Windows 10 version 1507 to Windows 10 21H1, the upcoming feature update for the operating system.
To download the latest version of the Universal MediaCreationTool, do the following:
All that needs to be done is to execute the batch file on the local system. Doing so displays selection menus which you may use to select the Windows 10 version, the language, edition, and architecture. The tool downloads the image from Microsoft's server based on the selection.
Support for the latest version of Windows 10 is a nice addition, but it is not the only new feature that the author added to the batch file.
The new version supports media presets that users may use to skip to the USB copying or ISO saving dialog right away using user defined values.
The second option adds auto upgrade presets as well. These may be used to upgrade the current system, or downgrade it, to another version and even edition. The author tested upgrades and downgrades with Windows 10 version 2004, 20H2, and 21H1, including switching between different architectures and editions, and it worked fine in the tests.
All that needs to be done is to rename the batch file by prepending "auto " to the filename to upgrade to Windows 10 version 21H1, or another numeric identifier to upgrade to a previous released version, e.g. "auto 2004 " to upgrade to Windows 10 version 2004.
It is recommended to create backups of the system before the batch file is used to upgrade or downgrade the underlying system.
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