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Installing Windows 10 in our IT Lab

In this lecture, I am going to show you how you can install Windows 10 in our IT Lab.

I have VirtualBox open and what I am going to do is to create a new VM by clicking on New.

In the Create Virtual Machine window, I am going to call this VM Windows 10. We can see that the Version was automatically populated to Windows 10 (64-bit). Here I am just going to click Create.

Now, we have already gone over the details of all the options in the Create Virtual Hard Disk window so I am just going to click on the Create button to create it with the default options.

The Virtual Machine has been created.

What I need now is an ISO file of Windows 10. I can get that by opening my Web Browser and doing a Google search for Windows 10 Download.

From the search results, we have the first option from Microsoft.com to download Windows 10. I will Click on the link.

And, we are taken to the page where we can download the Windows 10 Installation Media with the Microsoft media creation tool. I am running Windows 10 so I will be able to download and run this tool.

Note that in order to use Windows 10 we need to have a license to install Windows 10.

Click the Download tool now button and click on the Save button.

So what I am going to do now when it finishes downloading is click on the Run button.

The Media creation tool starts and we just wait for it to finish initializing.

Here we are now at the license terms. Click on the Accept button.

Wait for a couple of seconds again to proceed with the next steps.

At this point, it is important that you choose to Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC option and click on Next.

Here we are going to leave all these settings at the default and click the Next button.

Here we are going to choose the radio button for the ISO file since we are going to use it for installing Windows 10 on our Virtual Machine. Click Next to continue.

Now we need to choose where we want to download this ISO file. I am going to choose to download to the Desktop and I’ll rename it to Windows10.iso and click on the Save button.

At this point, we just need to wait for the ISO download to complete.

At this point the download is complete and the wizard is telling me to burn this ISO file to a DVD. I am not going to do that since I am installing it on a Virtual Machine so we just click on the Finish button.

Now, back to our VirtualBox, I am going to select my Windows 10 Virtual Machine and right-click and select Settings.

From the Settings windows we select Storage from the left options and from the Storage Devices in the middle pane select the Empty disc option and to the right then click on the Disc icon button and select Choose Virtual Optical Disk File...

Navigate to the Desktop and select your Windows10.iso and click on Open.

And the ISO will be mounted on the Virtual Machine.

The next thing I need to do is to change the network adapter properties. Click Network on the left and change it to Nat Network and make sure it is set to My IT Lab. Click OK.

Now we are ready to power On our Virtual Machine.

Right-click on the Virtual Machine and Choose Start > Normal Start.

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