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How to Install the Windows 10 Preview in VirtualBox

Microsoft had announced Windows 10 and now the preview version is available for download. This version of Windows comes with new features including the all new start screen. In case you want to try out this version of Windows, you can now download the ISO and get started. In case you are not sure what are the new features in Windows 10, click here to see the 10 new features in Windows 10.

So the preview version of Windows 10 is now available for download for all and you can download it using the links here. We have already written a detailed tutorial on how to upgrade existing Windows 8.1 or clean install it on another drive.


If you want to install Windows 10 in a virtual environment, here are the steps.

First you need to Download and install the latest version of VirtualBox, and start it.

Windows 10_ virtual_1

Click the “New” button in the main window to create a new virtual machine. Here you need to enter the name as Windows 10 and select Windows 8.1 32 bit as the version.

Windows 8.1 virtual

Now follow the instructions on VirtualBox, you can select the default option for all.

hard disk

Once you have set up the virtual PC, now click on the settings available next to the new button.

Windows 10 settings

Under the settings, click Storage and next to “Controller: IDE”, click the Add CD button. Now select Choose disk and now pick the ISO image you have downloaded.

select ISO

Now Virtual disk will start the installation of Windows 10 and it will take some time to complete. Once the process is complete you can boot Windows 10 and use it.

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

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  1. thanks for the detailed explanation. will try it out

  2. […] Last month Microsoft released the latest version of Windows 10 and also made available the preview version of the OS. Microsoft also updated the preview version with new features and improvement. The final build of Windows 10 is expected some time in 2015. In case you want to try out Windows 10 on your PC, we have already covered the detailed installation process. You can also try it on virtual box. […]

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