How to Download and Install Windows 10 Preview

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brbsoup

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There's a way to dual boot with the VHD method WITHOUT the use of external media.

This option is best for any individuals who wish to dual boot with Windows 10, but do not have access to any USB or DVD media.

The following is a way to set up a Windows 10 Technical Preview dual boot installation using a VHD/VHDX file, starting with a base OS of Windows 7/8/8.1:

Firstly use this guide, but use the Windows 10 Preview ISO and you may also choose to use the VHDX rather than VHD option, and may find imagex utility from the source I posted below:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2012/08/18/how-to-create-windows-8-vhd-for-boot-to-vhd-using-simple-easy-to-follow-steps.aspx

It turns out this guide works for installing the Windows 10 Preview from within Windows 8.1, and there are no guides on the internet yet for this exact scenario!

This guide is unique for not requiring external installation media and walking through the use of imagex. This guide works perfect for INSTALLING WINDOWS 10 PREVIEW (from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-download?ocid=tp_site_downloadpage ) IN WINDOWS 8.1, using the imagex EXE which can be obtained STANDALONE through email from M$ here:
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2525084&kbln=en-us .

Updates/Upgrades do not work when booted into the VHD this way, and must be updated through a VM on the host OS.

Cheers!
 

sougo

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yop's you can even burn an iso file to dvd/cd with an "usio9_p" software, its free and downloadable
 
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