I started by downloading the Microsoft Download manager application (SDM_EN.MSI) and downloaded the ISO file (en_windows_10_technical_preview_x86_dvd_5552509).
Started up VirtualBox and created a new VM using the pre-defined Windows 8 template. I allocated 1 Gb of Ram and let VirtualBox create a dynamic virtual hard drive of 25 Gigs. I added the ISO as an virtual CD drive on the first IDE controller :
Starting up I was greeted by the UALA that told me that this was pre-release software and I should not use it in a production environment, and to back up my data often. Duh!
Once the installer started up I was greeted by the settings screen. Instead of using the express settings, I decided to use the custom setting and take a peek at some of the new features in Windows 10.
We are asked if we want to allow automatic updates for our apps, use SmartScreen online services, and use Do Not Track whan useing Internet Explorer. Sure.
Do we want to use the online solutions database from Microsoft and help them make this a better OS? Sure, why not.
We are asked to adjust what data we want to share with Microsoft.
Here we are asked to sign into our Microsoft account or create a new one. I chose to create a new Microsoft account to test with.
Down at the bottom I saw "sign in without a Microsoft account". That brings up to setting up a workstation account.
Then it all went dark. And a desktop came up.
The Start menu is Back!
So much for now. I will kick the tires on this more later.