HeiDoc.net has a free tool called HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader which, as the name suggests, lets you download Windows software ISO files. Specifically, it gives you download links for Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs.
The program is completely portable, meaning you don’t need to install anything on your computer. Just open the program and choose what you want to download.
It looks like a dream come true! You can download Windows for free and get any new Microsoft Office program in just a few clicks. While this is definitely true, it is not how you probably would like.
What do you get?
HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader offers Windows and Office ISO files. Here is a list of the most popular programs that you can get with this free tool:
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 7
- Microsoft Office 2019 (Windows and Mac)
- Microsoft Office 2016 (Windows and Mac)
- Microsoft Office 2013 (Windows)
- Microsoft Office 2011 ( Mac)
- Microsoft Office 2010 (Windows)
- Dell-specific Windows Operating Systems
You can also download certain Microsoft Office programs during the above years. For example, you can get Word 2019 instead of the whole package, or just Excel, Access, Publisher, Visio, etc.
There are also Insider Previews and Developer Builds available via the HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader, such as Windows Server. Sometimes other downloads are also included in the “New additions” section.
What’s the use?
There is none! All Windows downloads and MS Office files are 100% free and legal to download as they come directly from the Microsoft website (software-download.microsoft.com). This also means that they are completely virus free.
However, it is important to understand how Windows software activation works. Microsoft lets you download some versions of Windows for free, even from their website, but the fine print is that you can’t activate Windows software without a product key.
The product key is used by Microsoft to validate the purchase to verify that you truly own the program or operating system. For example, without a product key, anyone can download Windows 8 at any time and never activate it, which makes it completely free to use.
So, in the case of HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader, although you can get the software for free as many times as you want, you will find that without a real product key, you will either be limited when you install the software, or you will not be able to completely install it at all.
Note. Windows 10 is the only exception where you can install an OS from a downloaded Windows 10 ISO and never activate it. At the time of this writing, Windows 10 does not restrict the use of non-activated installations of Windows 10 very much. This is different from older versions of Windows.
How does it work?
Using HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader is quite simple. Choose what to download and then click the download button to save the ISO to your computer.
Step 1. Visit HeiDoc.net and click the EXE file link next to the Download button.
Step 2: Open the download named Windows-ISO-Downloader.exe to see the program. Remember, you don’t need to install anything, so it will open immediately.
Step 3. A sponsor page will appear, but don’t worry, this is not malware. It’s just an advertisement in the program. You don’t have to wait for it to expire. Just move it to the side and use the main window. You can click “Close” after a minute or two.
Step 4. Select Windows tab to download Windows ISO, or Office to download Microsoft Office for free.
Step 5. Use the drop-down menu to select the desired version of Windows or MS Office.
Step 6. Select “Confirm” to boot Windows or “Download” for MS Office ISO images.
If you are downloading Microsoft Office, this is the last step for you. You will also be asked what language you want to use the program in. Click the download button to open the link in your default browser to start the download, or use the copy link to the right of the program to download Office in another browser or file downloader.
Step 7. Select the desired Windows edition and product language, and then click “Confirm”.
Step 8: Select the 64-bit download option to get Windows for a 64-bit computer, or 32-bit download for 32-bit systems. Another option is to select one of the copy link options on the right so you can download the Windows ISO in your browser or download manager.
What do you do next
Now that you have Windows or MS Office in ISO format, you can install it like any ISO file.
This means that you can burn a Windows image to disk or put it on a flash drive and then boot from it (you need to change the boot ordermount the ISO directly to install Windows or MS Office as if it were on disk.
To use the Microsoft Office ISO image, extract it using a file extraction program such as 7-Zip From there, you can run the installer to install the software on your computer to use Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.