How to Get An Activated Windows 10 VM Directly From Microsoft

If Microsoft does one thing pretty well, it’s that they provide their developers with a number of tools and resources to explore and produce in the Windows eco-system. How many times have you needed to spin up a Windows 10 virtual machine, but didn’t have any available licenses and didn’t want to purchase one? Too many. That’s right.

Microsoft makes its Windows 10 operating system available as a virtual machine (with limited activation time that can be extended!) for developers to do what they do best, develop! Windows 10 Enterprise is available in one of 4 VM formats; VMWare, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, and Parallels. Not only does the VM give you a perfect Windows 10 environment, but it also comes with Virtual Studio 2019, Visual Studio Code, and Windows Subsystem for Linux already enabled with Ubuntu installed! Use the link below to head over to Microsoft for specific downloads.

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines/

The VM download is approximately 20GB compressed.

Windows 10 evaluation desktop with icons.
Windows 10 evaluation desktop with icons.

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