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How to Install Windows 10 in VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi 5.5)

Windows 10 Tech Preview can be easily be installed in VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi 5.5). Even the latest version of Windows OS is not listed in the supported OS.
The installation of Windows 10 including VMware tools is without a problem and everything works great.
Microsoft has created Windows Insider Program to all users to test the new version Windows 10. You will have to agree to Microsoft Terms and conditions to download it.
 
In this post we are going to install Windows 10 on VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi 5.5), so lets start.
To install Windows 10 Tech Preview, first you need to sign up for the Tech Preview program and download the ISO from http://preview.windows.com.
To set up Windows 10 in ESXi 5.5, launch the vSphere client and create new virtual machine,
Create new VM > Chose Typical >
From the drop down list choose guest operating system as Windows and Version as Microsoft Windows 8 (64bit)
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Follow the steps to create new VM & Start the VM.
The Windows 10 installation process is same as Windows 7 and Windows 8.0,8.1. To check more Windows 10 installation screen shots check below posts,
How to Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation
How to Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox
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How to Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox

Microsoft has created Windows Insider Program to all users to test the new version Windows 10. You will have to agree to Microsoft Terms and conditions to download it.
There are couple of options to install Windows 10 on your PC.
1. Install directly on your PC, but take your backup as downgrade is not supported.
2. Install VMware workstation 10 on your exiting PC & install Windows 10.
3. Install Virtual Box on your PC & Install Windows 10.
In this post we are going to install Windows 10 on Virtual Box , so lets start.
To install Windows 10 Tech Preview, first you need to sign up for the Tech Preview program and download the ISO from http://preview.windows.com.
Download and Install Latest version of Oracle VirtualBox.
So lets start,
To set up Windows 10 in VirtualBox, launch the VirtualBox and click New in the VirtualBox Manager window to create new Virtual Machine. Enter "Windows 10" as the name of the operating system. Select the Windows 8.1 64-bit as the version and click next.
 
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Set the Memory Size to 2GB and Click Next.
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Choose to "Create a virtual hard drive now" and click Create.
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Select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) as the hard drive file type and click Next.
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Select Storage on Physical Drive as  dynamically allocated (it will resize as required).

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Click Create and VirtualBox will start the process to create drive for Windows 10 VM.
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Once you done, Select Virtual Machine and click the Start button in the Oracle VirtualBox Manager.
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During VM Start up window, click the folder icon and navigate to the Windows 10 ISO and Click on Start.
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Select your desired language and click next .
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Accept Windows license agreement to continue.
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Select to install the OS with Custom: Install Windows only (advanced), as you are installing fresh Windows 10 and no upgrade.
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How to Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation

Microsoft has created Windows Insider Program to all users to test the new version Windows 10. You will have to agree to Microsoft Terms and conditions to download it.
There are couple of options to install Windows 10 on your PC.
1. Install directly on your PC, but take your backup as downgrade is not supported.
2. Install VMware workstation 10 on your exiting PC & install Windows 10.
3. Install VirtualBOx on your PC & Install Windows 10.

In this post we are going to install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation, so lets start.
To install Windows 10 Tech Preview, first you need to sign up for the Tech Preview program and download the ISO from http://preview.windows.com.
1. Download latest version of VMware Workstation
2. Click the File->New Virtual Machine button to create a new virtual machine.
Select Custom Configuration & click Next,
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Specify path for your Windows 10 ISO file,
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Here select the operating system, since Windows 8 has the similar Windows kernel as Windows 10 Tech Preview. So select guest operating system as Microsoft Windows and Version as Windows 8 x64.
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Specify Virtual machine name and Click Next.
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Specify the number of processor & cores per processor & click next.
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Specify the memory as 2GB.
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Specify the Disk Size 60GB & click next.
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Follow the step to finish the installation wizard and start the installation.
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Select to install the OS with Custom: Install Windows only (advanced), as you are installing fresh Windows 10 and no upgrade.
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The last step is to install VMware Tools, From VM menu, select Install VMware Tools, and follow the steps to finish the VM tools installation.
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