How To Deploy Windows 10 Using Hyper-V

The latest Windows 10 released to the public for test has been in development for sometime to usher in the next modern UI for desktop users and as well as hybrid users. Many people who demand for the return of the Start Menu and other Windows 7 common features in previous Windows 8, an operating system that’s received with complain for the Metro tiles start screen(rarely used by most desktop owners), are waiting to see if it is meant to correct those things.
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Being at the Beta stage all rather a Technical Preview(not completely functional as it is still going through different stages of development), it is not often advisable to run it on a personal system you use for your daily routine. In that case, to be among those who want to provide feedback to Microsoft on how best to make it flexible for users, you would have to install it on a virtual machine, test it properly before sending the tech giant your views and error reports.

However, Windows Technical Preview is actually an incomplete operating system that comes with little fault here and there. If you are going to do a clean installation on your old system left in the storage then you would have to install it like your normal Windows operating system. But, if you aren’t willing to test it on your personal or product computer you would have to deploy it through the Virtual system  incorporated into your Windows 8 or 8.1 called Hyper-V. By definition it has a hardware configuration or requirements which make it clear that it’s not all computers that have the capacity to run it. Almost all new generation computers have the capacity to use the feature.  For those of you who are still using Windows 7 and Windows XP would have to download Virtual Machine standalone to carry out the test properly.

The core benefit of using Virtual Machine is that it can be run like regular program in your system and can be uninstall likewise the same way. Take your precious time and enable Hyper-V in your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, if the feature is available on your computer. To do that visit this LINK. Now those using Windows 7 or Windows XP can download Virtual Machine from Bing or Google search engines. 

Nevertheless, this guide is about how to deploy Windows 10 in Hyper-V. When you are ready, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

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STEP 1: Press Windows + C key to call ‘Charm’ , click ‘Search’ and type  Hyper-V. Next, double-click ‘Hyper-V manager’ below it to continue.

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STEP 2: At the Hyper-V dialog click ‘Action’, select ‘New’ and click on ‘New Virtual Machine’ to continue.

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STEP 3: At the ‘Before you begin’ dialog click ‘Next’ to move on to the next stage.

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STEP 4:  Click on the search area close to ‘Name’ and type in Windows 10, select the little box by ‘Store virtual machine in a different location’ and click on ‘Next’ button.

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STEP 5:  Click on ‘Next’ at ‘Specify Generation’ stage to continue.

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STEP 6: At ‘Assign Memory’ stage click on ‘Startup memory’ area and change the number to a sizeable one(I usually recommend 2000 MB, which is equal to 2 GB).

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STEP 7: Click on ‘Next’ at the ‘Configuring Network’ stage to continue.

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STEP 8: At ‘Connect Virtual Hard disk’ stage click on ‘Next’ button.

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STEP 9: Select ‘Install an operating system from a bootable CD/ DVD-ROM’, select ‘Image file (.iso):'(if you have your image downloaded to your system or select ‘Physical CD or DVD drive’ if you created a bootable media). Click on  ‘Image’ tab to open the Windows image file you downloaded and click on ‘Next’.

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STEP 10:  At ‘Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard’ stage click on ‘Finish’ button.

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STEP 11: Click on the Virtual Machine on your Taskbar to bring it up and double-click on the grey box beneath ‘Windows 10’ bar on the Hyper-V manager.

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STEP 12: On the next dialog click on the greenish power button to start installation.

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STEP 13: Select appropriate information at ‘Windows Setup’ and click on ‘Next’ tab.

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STEP 14:  Click on ‘Install now’ button at Windows Setup to continue.

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STEP 15: Select the little box by ‘I accept the license term’ and click on ‘Next’.

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STEP 16: Click on ‘Custom: install Windows Only(advanced)’ to continue.

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STEP 17: At the next Windows setup dialog click on ‘Next’.

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STEP 18 : Wait for Windows to do the installation. Don’t do anything at this point.

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STEP 19: Wait for Windows to restart  or Simply click on the ‘Restart now’ button.

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STEP 20:  On the ‘Settings’ window click on ‘Use express settings’ tab.

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STEP 21:  Follow on-screen instructions until your Desktop environment is opened.