Microsoft offers Windows switchers 10 to now. A trick each new operating system uses free – even on the Mac or Linux PC.
Noah by the end of July 2016 to users of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 freely available on Windows 10 change. A trick but also use all the others the new operating system for free. Best of all manufacturers Microsoft allowed the trick officially. You have to simply install the new Windows in a virtual machine. Positive side effect: You keep your usual work environment, but can still run also in a kind of window in operation the new system. And it works with Windows XP as well as Mac OS X or Linux.
Install Virtual Machine
Before you can use Windows 10 as a virtual machine, you need a virtualization software.For this example, lends itself to Virtual Box. Download the program and install it.Demands to install new drivers, you agree to this. Tip: When Windows users install the most equal nor the Virtual Box Extension Pack to. This extends the functionality of the program yet.
Free Windows Download
Have the virtualization software installed, download from Microsoft’s download page the appropriate Windows 10 shut. To do this, select your operating system and set it as a “virtual machine” MSEgde on Win10 and a “platform” Virtual Box. Clicking on Download.zip upload the file to your PC . Warning: The file is several gigabytes in size, so may take a while to download. Then unzip the file with a compression program such as 7-Zip.
After unpacking you will find the file “IE 11 – Win10.ova” in the appropriate folder. After a double click on it, leave this file in future automatically open with Virtual Box. This is followed by a click on Import . Now you have your free Windows 10 directly into Virtual Box to choose from. To open the entry IE11 – Win10 and on Start . The usage time is indeed limited to 30 days, but you can now directly create a backup at any time back to play again. How to use Windows 10 indefinitely. First, however, you should install on the virtual PC your default programs, so save yourself the time to do after resetting. You create the save point with clicks on the machine and backup point create . Click to play back on the machine and reset .