1.    09 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    10 Home

    Noob Question - Insider Build on Hyper V without Upgrading Normal PC


    Guys,

    I haven't been insiding for a while, just built a new Win 10 Pro 64Bit Box which I dont want to Inside Build. How can I get the ISO images so that I can create a virtual machine?

    Is this still possible?

    Cheers

    John
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    09 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,454
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by jvenables View Post
    Guys,

    I haven't been insiding for a while, just built a new Win 10 Pro 64Bit Box which I dont want to Inside Build. How can I get the ISO images so that I can create a virtual machine?

    Is this still possible?

    Cheers

    John
    You install standard release iso in Hyper-V, join insider and after a couple of days, it will update. However, be aware it will not activate unless you have a separate Pro licence.

    Another option is to simply dual boot PC with release and Insider versions. The Insider version will activate and is not an EULA transgression as Insider versions have a separate EULA.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    09 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,655
    10 Pro

    Yet another option is to install in Hyper-V (you can get a slightly out of date ISO here - it is the 14393 slow ring version currently) and then boot the vhdx native. It will pick up the activation from your existing hardware.

    To boot it native just mount your .vhdx and then go to a command prompt and enter
    Code:
    bcdboot E:\Windows
    (change E to wherever the vhdx mounted).

    When you reboot you'll get the option to boot into the preview. Just don't make the vhdx disk too big as you need room for it to expand to the full size. Picking 20 or 30GB should be OK rather than the default of 127GB.

    You could also (if you preferred) get the Enterprise (90 days) or Server (180 days) evaluations from here.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Not on Insider Build but error message: Your Insider Build Needs Attn
Am not on Insider builds. Getting Error on Updates Your Insider Build Needs Attn........ Not logged in to a MS account. Running anniversary ed upgrade from last release clean install, valid retail key win7 Running Norton Utilities 16, Spybot...
Windows Insider
Question before upgrading
On a spare hard drive I have, I Installed 7 Pro 64Bit w/SP1. How, if possible, do I upgrade to 10 w/o having to download all the Telemetry KB updates?
Windows Updates and Activation
Insider Build Question
Is it possible to download the ISO for 10565, and install on a PC, without having this PC permanently an insider build, getting new builds? 10565 has been fantastic for me so far, but for example, my office PC, it's not really suitable to be...
Windows Insider
Insider Preview Key to full normal version Key ??
I have been running WIn10 for about a year now with the Insider Preview program. I have been just letting MS install updates as they want the whole time. I have never done a clean install except the very first time a year ago. I'm currently running...
Installation and Upgrade
One for Kari - Secure boot with HYPER-V question
Hi there I see that although VMware and VBOX can't do it (they can use UEFI) it seems HYPER-V CAN create a level 2 (type 2) VM which can enable secure boot. I want to have a go with this on a W2012 Server HOST. Anything special needed for...
Virtualization
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums