I wasn’t aware that Microsoft Windows Operating System is available for download and evaluation. Just found it, while writing article Creating First Windows 10 Virtual Machine (VM) Using Oracle VirtualBox. I hope you will also find it useful.
Looking to buy a new software or planning to upgrade existing?
This is a critical and important decision as it involves cost. You should do proper research, understand Tools features, Cost-Benefits analysis, etc. before making a decision. You can always refer product sheet or reviews available on Blogs and Youtube. This may not give you the actual hands-on experience of the tool. Generally, we check if,
- Software fulfilling your requirements?
- Are those new features really helpful for your business?
- Benefits vs Cost Analysis
Most software vendor provides evaluation/trial copy which is valid for a fixed duration. That duration ranges from 30 days to 90 days. You can download and install software to check features.
Microsoft has the huge range of product starting from Operating system to cloud. It also provides the evaluation copy of many of the tool like,
- Windows Server
- Office Servers
- System Center
- SQL Server
- Microsoft Azure
- Identity and Access Management
- Advanced Threat Analytics
- Web Lab Kit
- Microsoft Integration Services
Refer this link for complete list.
Let me show you how to download and evaluate Windows OS 10.
Download and Evaluate Windows OS 10
As per this note, Windows is most widely used the desktop operating system. Windows 10 Enterprise is designed to address the needs of large and midsize organizations by providing IT professionals with,
- Advanced protection against modern security threats
- Flexible deployment, update, and support options
- Comprehensive device and app management and control
Check this link for complete list of features. Below Versions are available for download and evaluation,
- Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1803 | 64-bit ISO
- Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1803 | 32-bit ISO
- Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 | 64-bit ISO
- Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 | 32-bit ISO
Note:- This is evaluation software that is designed for IT professionals interested in trying Windows 10 Enterprise on behalf of their organization.
English (United States), English (Great Britain), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil)
Below are minimum hardware requirements. You can refer this link for details.
|Processor:||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC|
|RAM:||1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit|
|Hard disk space:||16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS|
|Graphics card:||DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver|
Upon installation, Windows will prompt you to activate. A product key is not required for this software. For recovery scenarios, the following key may be used: VTNMT-2FMYP-QCY43-QR9VK-WTVCK
Navigate to Evaluate Windows 10 Enterprise. Choose either ISO – Enterprise or
Enter all necessary information link First name, Last name, Company Name, Work email address, Work phone address.
Select platform either 32 bit or 64 bit and language. I am choosing English.
This download the evaluation copy. You can either install it on the fresh hardware of use Virtual Box to install on the existing system. Using VirtualBox you do not need to format or create new partition in the existing system. VirtualBox allows you to install the guest opearting system on host syste. Refere article Creating First Windows 10 Virtual Machine (VM) Using Oracle VirtualBox for details.