Download Free Windows 10 for Virtual Machine/VirtualBox

April 14, 2019

Can I use my OEM Win10 license on my virtual machine?

I assume Win10 license only allow a single instance (it probably means I can’t run it in both as my host machine and inside a VM).

Option 1: MSEdge on Win10 Virtual Machine

These are Win7, Win8.1 and Win10 virtual machines for IE/MSEdge testing valid for 90 days trial.

These virtual machines expire after 90 days. We recommend setting a snapshot when you first install the virtual machine which you can roll back to later.

Option 2: Download Win10 Enterprise 90 Days evaluation

You can install Win10 Enterprise evaluation for 90 days.

NOTE: I guess you could create a snapshot on Day 1 (or after setup your environment) and revert back to the Day 1 snapshot when the evaluation expired.

Option 3: Windows 10 development environment

As of 14 April 2019, there is a virtual machine of Windows 10 Enterprise (Evaluation - VM built in March 2019) bundled with Visual Studio. The VM shall expire on 06/5/19 (I am not sure how often is this VM updated)

Option 4: Download Win10 and install without a key

It seems like you could download Win10 and install without a key/activation, with nagging/watermark and some limitations.

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