How to get Windows 10 Build 15002 ISO images

Since yesterday, Windows 10 build 15002 was out for Windows Insiders. As usual, official ISO images are not available as it is a Fast Ring build. Let's see how to create ISO images which you can use to install this build from scratch.

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Windows 10 build 15002 is a build which was released using the Unified Update Platform (UUP). Thanks to UUP, Windows Update delivers delta updates. Delta updates are relatively small packages which include only the differences between installed and new files. Microsoft noted that this will reduce the size of updates up to 35%. This will affect the update download and installation time, since smaller updates will be transferred and installed much faster.

Due to delta updates, it became harder to obtain the full ESD files instead of delta packages. For some time, Microsoft disabled the new update mechanism, so interested people quickly found direct links to the required ESD files and re-uploaded them.

You can create Windows 10 build 15002 ISO images yourself in a few minutes using those files. Here is what you have to do.

  1. First, you need to get the ESD image file of Windows 10 build 15002. The actual links are as follows (via WzorNet):
    Download ESD image files
    These are full ESD files which can be easily converted to ISO. Pick a file which represents the desired edition and version. For example, the file for Windows 10 build 15002 PRO x64 English is 15002.1001.170102-1700.rs_prerelease_CLIENTPRO_RET_x64fre_en-us_06dc7668b78a03a300d05b98d17ebc87e366255a.esd
  2. Now download the ESD Decrypter tool from here:
    Download ESD Decrypter for Windows 10 build 15002
  3. Extract the ESD Decrypter tool to any folder and put your ESD file in the same directory. Images match the build 14367, however, the instructions are applicable to Windows 10 build 15002: Windows 10 build 14367 decrypter
  4. Now right click the decrypt.cmd file and run it as administrator from the context menu. Windows 10 build 14367 decrypter run
  5. Type 1 at the command prompt to build the full ISO image: Windows 10 build 14367 decrypter started
  6. Wait for a few minutes and enjoy your ISO file! Windows 10 build 14367 decrypter started 2

That's it. Now you can install Windows 10 build 15002 from scratch.

Thanks to all people who made this ESD-> ISO conversion possible.

10 thoughts on “How to get Windows 10 Build 15002 ISO images

  1. Shyam

    Thanks Sergey! Managed to create ISO. WIll this build install from scratch or update my existing Windows 10 copy?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You can use it for both tasks. It is possible to update you existing copy or install 15002 from scratch using the same installation media. It will ask you what to do.

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      1. Steven

        How do you install it from scratch?

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Once you convert ESD->ISO, you can create a bootable media and install it like a regular build.

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  2. pranjal

    Hey i made a bootable usb. But as soon as i try to boot the usb it throws GSOD screen
    Made usb thrice now but no luck

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  3. Marcos Jacoby

    Hello Sergey!
    What can I do to pick or build a pt-br language version of this build to create a installation media?

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  4. Stahlreich

    Try create ISO but get next error message. Use recomended Decryptor.

    ============================================================
    Creating ISO…
    ============================================================

    CDIMAGE 2.53m CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility
    Copyright (C) Microsoft, 1993-2007. All rights reserved.
    For Microsoft internal use only.

    Scanning source tree (1500 files in 54 directories)
    Scanning source tree complete (1698 files in 99 directories)

    Computing directory information complete

    Image file is 4594696192 bytes (before optimization)

    Writing 1698 files in 99 directories to 15002.1001.160101.WINBUILD_CLIENTPRO_OEMRET_X64FRE_EN-US.ISO

    0% complete
    ReadFile failed (\\?\g:\decrypter\ISOFOLDER\autorun.inf, off=0 len=800 status=103)
    Error 87: The parameter is incorrect.

    Errors were reported during ISO creation.

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  5. Tairom

    Are you going to do this for build 15007? I am assuming they found a pretty significant error in 15002 to release a new build just a couple of days later.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I will do.

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