Windows 10 Development Virtual Machine

Get a Windows 10 development environment

Virtual machines are a great way to start development faster without installing all the required tools etc. on your host computer. It is also a faster way to start development using a virtual machine.

Microsoft offers Windows 10 virtual machine prepped for Windows 10 development as FREE download. It has the latest versions of Windows, the developer tools, SDKs, and samples ready to go.

If you just want to try out Windows 10 and want to experience the latest Visual Studio IDE, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. This will expire after a pre-determined amount of time. However, if you want a VM that won’t expire, choose the licensed version and add your Windows license key. Don’t already have one? Buy a new Windows 10 Pro license (EN-US only).

These evaluation virtual machine includes:

You can start creating ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Universal Apps and Azure Services and all the applications that you can build with Visual Studio. 


1 thought on “Windows 10 Development Virtual Machine”

  1. Hello,
    If I do not want it to expire and purchase a Windows 10 Pro license, will that change it from a Dev version or will it keep it as a Dev version install but remove the expiration and allow me to continue to use it as a developer VM?

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