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.
Buying a new software or upgrading existing one, it is a critical and important decision. It involves cost. A proper research is needed. You need to understand tools features, do a cost-benefit analysis, etc. You should refer product sheet or reviews available on Blogs and YouTube. Consider below points,
- Does software fulfills your requirements?
- Are those new features really helpful for your business?
- Benefits vs Cost Analysis
Most software vendors provide evaluation/trial copy. It is valid for a fixed duration. That duration ranges from 30 days to 90 days. Just 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
Let me show you how to download and evaluate Windows Operating System 10.
Download Windows 10 Enterprise (32 or 64 bit) ISO image
As per this note, Windows is most widely used the desktop operating system. It 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
Refer 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 Windows OS evaluation page. Choose either Windows 10 ISO – Enterprise or
Enter all necessary information link First name, Last name, Company Name, Work email address, Work phone number, Country.
Select platform either 32 bit or 64 bit and language. Click Download Button.
This download the evaluation copy. You can either install it on the fresh hardware or use Virtual Box to install on the existing system.
Using VirtualBox you do not need to format or create a new partition in the existing system. It allows you to install the guest operating system on a host system. Refer article Creating First Windows 10 Virtual Machine (VM) Using Oracle VirtualBox for details.
So go ahead and download Windows 10 ISO file and evaluate it before upgrading or purchasing.