Windows 10: Download virtual machines


  1. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       04 Apr 2016 #1

    Download virtual machines


    Download virtual machines
    Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE6 through IE11 using free virtual machines you download and manage locally.

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    Source: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-u...s/vms/windows/
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  2.    04 Apr 2016 #2

    Thanks for hook up. . .
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro x64 (Creators Update)
       04 Apr 2016 #3

    Nice tutorial!

    I will have to do the Edge preview!
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       05 Apr 2016 #4

    Hmm, interesting. I wish it didn't expire though. It would be nice to run I.E. or Edge in Linux that has protected content support.
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  5.    05 Apr 2016 #5

    Why would you need a virtual machine to test out Edge?

    Try it out, and if you don't like it, use another browser.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       05 Apr 2016 #6

    Vince Massi said: View Post
    Why would you need a virtual machine to test out Edge?

    Try it out, and if you don't like it, use another browser.
    I use a multiple boot system

    Windows 7
    Windows 10
    Linux OS
    Linux OS


    I was thinking of going to windows 10 permanently still dual boot with Linux system using gpt and secure boot but I found out that could be a pain in the neck. The reason I was thinking about this is to avoid getting the ransomware

    I know you can use I.E. sort of on Linux in wine but it doesn't work to well. Since it is a VM, I can use I.E. or Edge on Linux and it would possibly support protected content, have not tested that in Linux yet.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       05 Apr 2016 #7

    I like the cross-platform commonality of Firefox on my Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers. Firefox comes with most Linux Distros. I recently downloaded an .iso of Linux LXLE to create the bootable/runnable DVD and it included Mozilla's SeaMonkey which includes an E-Mail Client, actually pretty nice. SeaMonkey is also cross-platform.
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       06 Apr 2016 #8

    groze said: View Post
    Hmm, interesting. I wish it didn't expire though. It would be nice to run I.E. or Edge in Linux that has protected content support.
    https://modernievirt.blob.core.windo...rms_1_5_15.pdf



    It is also highly recommended that you implement a rollback strategy for any virtual machines that you download. This could be as simple as holding onto the original archive that you downloaded, or you could take advantage of your virtualization platform’s snapshotting capability so that you can start over with a fresh VM at any time and not have to worry about the guest operating system running out of trial time.

    The notes accompanying the license terms "highly recommend" that you circumvent the time-limitation of the trial by snapshotting your VM to rollback to, as the time limit expiry approaches!

    Download >customize >snapshot >rinse >repeat




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  9.    06 Apr 2016 #9

    groze said: View Post
    I use a multiple boot system

    Windows 7
    Windows 10
    Linux OS
    Linux OS

    I was thinking of going to windows 10 permanently still dual boot with Linux system using gpt and secure boot but I found out that could be a pain in the neck. The reason I was thinking about this is to avoid getting the ransomware

    I know you can use I.E. sort of on Linux in wine but it doesn't work to well. Since it is a VM, I can use I.E. or Edge on Linux and it would possibly support protected content, have not tested that in Linux yet.
    Hi there

    Why not run a Windows VM on your Linux OS(es) - VBOX / VMWARE work fine on most Linux Hosts -- I'm currently on a W10 VM on CENTOS 7 Host. Much better than any sort of Dual booting.

    I have Windows for Office 2016 (Ms office with Outlook) is still easily the best office application around - especially if you use a lot of Excel while grabbing data from the Internet in real time, plus a couple of Corporate apps and a SAPGUI to connect to various corporate SAP systems. All these run just fine on a VM.

    To convert / create a VM from an existing Windows machine you can simply run the Free VMware converter (part of Vsphere) or why not simply use your W7 system to get a FREE W10 system you can install as a VM -- the Free upgrade still has a few months to run.

    To install vmware player on Linux you'll probably need to install Kernel headers but it's all pretty automatic with a decent GUI for install. Vmware player is still free -- note though latest release is only 64 bit although of course you can run 32 bit VM's if you want to.

    Things like Netflix / other protected content should still work fine on your VM - although some of these can run natively on Linux -- the main problem is Microsoft still using Silverlight which some protected content uses (for example Sky GO).

    For streaming and serving I exclusively use my Linux Boxes (X2) which I use as a NAS -- PLEX, SQUEEZEBOXSERVER etc run just fine on these plus Networking is so much superior to Windows that IMO the VM idea is far better. Just look at the threads in the Networking area of the Forum to see what a cludge Windows Networking still is. SAMBA IMO works usually every time flawlessly for Linux / Windows sharing.

    One Caveat though -- if you are into Gaming then a Windows VM might not be able to "cut it". Although IMO if you really are a serious gamer you might be better off with a dedicated machine anyway -- just my take though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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