Installing Windows 10 Technical Preview as Gen 2 VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2
Media: ISO file:
Setup: Gen 2 VM on Server 2012 R2 hypevisor, 50 GB disk, mounted the iso, 2 GB startup dynamic RAM, 1 GB minimum, 8 GB maximum, 4 cores.
After a reboot, this screen came up:
And, of course, I clicked “Customize”
I went with “Yes”
These are the default settings. For this test, I’m accepting all defaults
I’m pleasantly surprised that these are the defaults!
I did not like those much..
I had DHCP turned off on the network, so the VM did not pick up an IP address and could not connect to the Internet automatically. This is what I wanted. So, I clicked “Create a local account”
A Password hint is required.
and the familiar “Finalizing your settings” message..
and the desktop appeared. Installation is complete!
No key or license was needed.
That was quick and painless. No crash, no blue screen, no surprise. So far so good!!
I entered an IP address and was connected to the network and the Internet:
And the OS version was:
I got a copy of the ISO for Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise:
Installation was identical to the above. I cannot see any differences from the version above. Both seem to be the Client OS version of Windows 10