Windows 10 dev environment on hyper-v vm RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I am trying to install Windows 10 developer environment on virtual machine using Hyper-v quick create tool.  As the tool already offers the Windows 10 developer environment. 

    My question is the environment only available for a limited period of time? The only relevant link I found is on this link: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines

    which says that it's only available until 24th December 2018.  Does anyone knows if the hyper-v installation has the same license or is it free on virtual machines?


    • Moved by Baron Bi Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:58 AM
    Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:33 PM

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  • Hi,

    thanks for posting here.

    This forum is about desktop application development issues. For your case which is more related to Windows installation, I suggest you post on this forum below.


    Your understanding and cooperation will be grateful.

    Best Regards,

    Baron Bi

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    Monday, October 15, 2018 1:58 AM
  • The Hyper-V itself is free for you to use (on systems where it is included) and won't expire. Only the Win10 evaluation expires. When it expires, they likely will provide a new one.

    -- pa

    • Edited by Pavel A Monday, October 15, 2018 10:12 AM
    Monday, October 15, 2018 10:11 AM
  • Thanks, will post in the right forum.
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:15 AM
  • Thanks Pavel,  I know that hyper-v is free.  I was only asking about Windows 10 dev OS.  As you mentioned they likely will provide a new one, but there is no guarantee.  If they don't, then it only means I either loose all the work or buy the license, which neither sounds a good option to me.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:19 AM
  • Then install Windows cross compilation stuff on Linux, with gcc compiler. That's even more free.

    -- pa

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:13 PM
  • Or you can just take a VM Snapshot and continue working on that version.
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:19 AM