ESD to ISO – yet another handy tool to convert ESD files

Today, there are a number of tools to convert ESD files to ISO commonly available. The main purpose of these apps is to provide a simple way to get genuine ISO files from an ESD, whether it is of a Windows build or some other Microsoft app. By converting the ESD to ISO, you can quickly install Windows 10 from scratch. Here is a new tool for this task, called ESD to ISO. It simplifies this operation to one mouse click!


An ESD file is a special format which Microsoft uses to deliver huge build upgrade packages for Windows 10 Insider Preview and for the stable branch of Windows 10. In case of the Fast Ring, Microsoft never release the official ISO images, so users who need to install it from scratch need to download ESD files themselves and convert it to ISO.

ESD to ISO is a little tool to simplify this process like never before. Let's see how to use it.

  1. First, navigate to the official app's page:

    Download ESD to ISO

  2. Download and run the installer. It will show the following window:01 setup 01 setup -2There, the application indicates that it was integrated into the Explorer context menu. After that, you can close this window.
  3. Now, navigate to the folder which contains your ESD files. For example, it can be the ESD file for the just-released Windows 10 build 14372.
  4. Right click the ESD file. You will find a new context menu item Convert to ISO:02 convert to iso context menu itemClick it.
  5. The application will show the progress of the conversion using a polished and stylish user interface. All you need to do is wait till it is finished.03 conversion 03 conversion 203 conversion 3 03 conversion 4

The application supports all ESD builds of Windows 10. As you may already know, Microsoft releases encrypted ESD files. According to the developer of this amazing app, the application will be able to convert ESD files of the upcoming builds of Windows 10 too without requiring a new encryption key.

The application is created by @tfwboredom. As of this writing, Windows Defender flags the application as a trojan - this is a false positive.

Surely, ESD to ISO is an excellent piece of software which can save a lot of time and cumbersome steps for users who need to install a new Fast Ring build of Windows 10 from scratch.

What do you think about this app? Share you impressions in comments.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

4 thoughts on “ESD to ISO – yet another handy tool to convert ESD files”

  1. Does it take longer than enough to build labels when processing? Mine is taking longer than enough

  2. Hello, getting access denied while trying to download ESD to ISO software from
    can I have another working link please ? thank you.

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