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.

We currently package our virtual machines for four different virtualization software options: VMWare, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, and Parallels.

Download a virtual machine

Laptop with Visual Studio
Windows 10 Enterprise (Evaluation - Build 201802) 20 GB download

This VM will expire on 5/13/18.

This evaluation virtual machine includes:
  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Enterprise Evaluation
  • Visual Studio 2017 (Build 15.5) with the UWP, desktop C++, and Azure workflows enabled
  • Windows Template Studio extension
  • Windows developer SDK and tools (installed as part of VS UWP workflow)
  • Windows UWP samples (latest)
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux enabled with Ubuntu installed
  • Developer mode, bash, and containers enabled

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

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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