Pro tip: Sock away a clean copy of Windows 10 (2004)
Downloading a clean copy of Windows 10 version 2004 is remarkably easy, doesn’t take very long (if you have a fast internet connection), and may well save your keester at some point. Don’t worry, it’s 100% legal and, at worst, will occupy about 8 GB on a convenient drive for a while.
Nothin’ to it.
Step 1. In Windows 10, use the Media Creation Tool
If you have a PC with a license for Windows 10, the easiest way to get version 2004 involves Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool. Go to the Download Windows 10 site and under “Create Windows 10 installation media,” click the link marked Download tool now.