April 20, 2017 10:00 am

Just released – Windows developer evaluation virtual machines – April 2017 build

By / Senior Technical Product Manager, Windows Developer Team

We’re releasing the April 2017 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors. The evaluation version will expire on 07/07/17.

Evaluation VM contain:

If you want a non-evaluation version of the VM, we have those as well. They do require a Windows 10 Pro license, which you can get from the Microsoft Store.

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

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  1. I have a couple of issues with the Edge VMs:
    – The Windows 10 Stable VM (15.15063) is only good for two days before it expires, after which time it constantly shuts down with no notice. Can you update it to so that it has the full 90 days?
    – The Windows 10 Preview VM (16.16215) has some issues linking to installation media–it doesn’t seem to be able to find any way (including Windows Update) to install things like optional components. We have a script we run on the Windows 10 Stable VM to install some optional components and run functional tests using Edge, and it works great, but the preview VM can’t install things like .NET Framework 3.5 under Windows Features.

    The preview VM does get a full 90 days, so that works, but the inability to point at installation media prevents us from using it altogether.