Get a Windows 10 development environment

Start building Universal Windows Platform apps quickly using a virtual machine.

Start coding sooner with a virtual machine prepped for Windows 10 development. It has the latest versions of Windows, the developer tools, SDKs, and samples ready to go.

If you just want to try out Windows 10 and UWP, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. This will expire after a pre-determined amount of time. However, if you want a VM that won't expire, choose the licensed version and add your Windows license key. Don't already have one? Buy a new Windows 10 Pro license (EN-US only).

Download a virtual machine

Windows 10 Enterprise (Evaluation - Build 201609) 20 GB download

This VM will expire on 10/31/2016.

This evaluation virtual machine includes:

The Microsoft Software License Terms for the Windows 10 VMs supersede any conflicting Windows license terms included in the VMs.

Windows 10 Professional (Licensed - Build 201609) 20 GB download

This VM install requires a Windows 10 Pro license (EN-US only).

This licensed virtual machine includes:

What’s next

Ready to create your first Windows app? Our tutorials help you target all Windows devices from a single project, in the language you prefer.

User interface basics, design principles, layout guidelines, templates, and more.

Guidance, reference, tutorials, and code snippets help you build your app, whether it’s brand new or ported from another platform.

Learn how to get your app into the Store and get to know the new Windows Dev Center dashboard.

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