In the previous two parts of this series, Downloading Windows 10 ISO From Microsoft – in 10 easy steps and Creating a Hyper-V Virtual Machine for Automatic Test Environments, we downloaded the Windows 10 installer and created a virtual machine for its installation. Now it is time to install it for creating a base image to play in our automatic environment.
When we created the virtual machine, we set up its optical drive to contain the Windows installer, so the first step in installing the operating system is to turn on the virtual machine. However, before you do that, make sure that you connect to your virtual machine, because the Windows installer will pop up a question about booting from the optical drive and you will need to press a key to do so. This option is time limited, so if you don’t see the virtual machine screen, you can easily wonder why it is not booting from the installation media. After that, follow these steps: