Instructions: Create a bootable ISO file using ESD Image for Windows 10 Build 10041 This thread is locked from future replies

If you can't wait on Microsoft to push .ISO files to testers for build 10041, you can create yours now:

Download the desired edition and architecture from the following link:

For persons requesting other languages, see the following thread:

Additional Languages for Windows 10 build 10041 - ESD - ISO

Download ESD Decrypter 4.7 (esd-decrypter-wimlib-4.7z)

You can use NTLite as an alternative to convert the .ESD file into a .ISO:


Extract esd-decrypter-wimlib-4.7z to a folder.

Put the appropriate .ESD file you downloaded into that same folder.

Right click decrypt file in the same folder and click Run as administrator

Select option 1

Hit Enter


When complete, burn to a blank DVD or create a bootable copy on a USB thumbdrive.

See article for instructions how to do that.


Persons have recommended using Rufus for best results when creating a bootable copy on a USB thumb drive.

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