A few days ago Microsoft released a new build for Windows 10 and I wanted to give it a try. However, I didn’t want to resize my partitions or overwrite my Windows 8.1 partition.
Well, then install it in a VM!
Then I wouldn’t have access to all of my RAM and CPU, so that wasn’t a solution either. However, I found the ideal solution.
Apparently you can install Windows in a virtual hard drive. Let me guide you through:
diskmgmt.msc) and click Action and Create VHD. I made it about 70 GB big with a dynamic size.
diskpartto open the DiskPart utility.
select vdisk file=C:\Windows10.vhdwith the correct path to your VHD to select the VHD.
attach vdiskand close the command prompt.
I was surprised to find out about this possibility. This way you can try the new Windows in full without compromising your production environment.