Setting up Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine (VMWare Player or Hyper-V Manager)

Windows 10 was officially released on July 30. You can download Windows 10 from Microsoft, but note that you will need a valid key to install it. There’s been some confusion about what Microsoft meant by “free upgrade”. Or you can download it from your MSDN account if you have one. The “multiple editions” option (4 GB download) worked for me (currently named “en_windows_10_multiple_editions_x64_dvd_6846432.iso”). If you’re not ready to take the plunge and update your PC yet, here are general instructions on how to configure a virtual machine, two different »

Setting up the Windows 10 Tech Preview in VMware Player

2015 Update: Windows 10 was officially released on July 30. I wrote a separate post (click here) on how to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Windows 10 (tech preview) was announced yesterday, and as of a few hours ago, you can download it and try it out via the new Windows Insider Program(no mention of limiting the program at all… just visit the page and sign up). MS seems to be trying to get lots of feedback, early and often. Setup VMware Player I fired up a new virtual machine (you can download the Windows 10 preview »