Windows 10 22H2 was released just a while ago. Now, you can also download its Enterprise edition. The Enterprise edition of the Windows operating system has all the features included in the Professional edition, and then some.
It is designed for medium to large enterprises and includes Device Guard to lock down devices, secure intranet connectivity, and domain-based credential protection, amongst other distinct features.
That said, the Enterprise edition is free to use for 90 days (evaluation period), after which you will need to provide an activation key that needs to be purchased.
If not, after the evaluation period, the background will go dark and you will receive continuously (annoying) prompts telling you that your version of Windows is not licensed. Moreover, your computer will also reboot after every hour without any warning.
Before you make a purchase of the said edition, continue to download Windows 10 22H2 Enterprise evaluation edition using any one of the following means and test it beforehand.
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Download Windows 10 22H2 Enterprise ISO from Microsoft
Windows 10 Enterprise is currently available for download in the following languages:
- Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
- English (US and British)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
Here’s how to download the Windows 10 22H2 Enterprise edition evaluation from Microsoft’s official page:
Open Microsoft’s Evaluation Center page for Windows 10 in any web browser.
Here you will see a form on the right side of the page. Fill in the details and click Download now.
On the next page, click either 32-bit edition or 64-bit edition under “ISO – Enterprise downloads” or “ISO – Enterprise LTSC downloads” in front of the language you wish to download it in, depending upon your architecture, support, and language preferences.
LTSC is a long-term support channel that will continue to receive updates for a relatively long period as compared to the standard version.
Your download should now begin.
Please note that, unlike the Windows 10 consumer editions, the download links for Windows 10 Enterprise do not expire. So you can save the Windows 10 Enterprise download link and download the ISO using the same link at any later time.
Download Windows 10 22H2 Enterprise using Windows Media Creation Tool
Another way to download the Windows 10 Enterprise edition is through the Windows Media Creation (WMC) tool. However, this method requires a tiny tweak with a simple command that converts the consumer-based WMC into one for the Enterprise edition.
Follow these steps to use the WMC tool to download Windows 10 22H2 Enterprise edition:
Once downloaded, open an elevated Command prompt and use the following command to navigate to where the Media Creation tool has been downloaded.
Replace PathToWMCtool with the complete path to the downloaded folder.
cd \d "PathToWMCtool"
Now enter the following command to run the Media Creation tool and download the Enterprise edition instead of the consumer edition.
Replace WMCtoolFileName with the name of the downloaded Media Creation tool file.
WMCtoolFileName.exe /Eula Accept /Retail /MediaArch x64 /MediaLangCode en-US /MediaEdition Enterprise
The tool will now run and you will be asked for a product key. You can find the product key for Windows 10 Enterprise online to be used temporarily.
Click Next when a valid key has been identified.
Now select the “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, ISO file) for another PC” radio button and then click Next.
On the next screen, select the ISO file radio button and click Next.
Now select a location and a name for the ISO file and click Save.
Windows 10 22H2 Enterprise ISO image will now begin downloading. Once downloaded, click Finish.
Although Windows 10 Enterprise is a paid operating system to be used within enterprises, Microsoft has provided users with a free evaluation version that they can download and deploy for a trial period of 90 days to check it out first, before making the actual purchase.
If you are a system administrator for a company, we suggest you check the Enterprise edition out today, and if you like what it offers, maybe recommend it to your bosses.