Getting Windows

In order to install Windows 10 you need two things, an install image (like a DVD image) and a product key. In this lab you’ll download install media from Microsoft and find a group of product keys that won’t activate Windows but will allow you to do the installation.

Step 1: Get a Windows 10 DVD

Windows DVDs are distributed as files. You can download an authentic, legal copy form Microsoft:

The page will ask you for the Windows version, language and bit-ness. ** Always select 64-bit Windows.** The download may take some time depending on your internet connection.

Step 2: Get Temorary License Keys

There are license keys that will allow installation to proceed but will not activate Windows. You can find those keys on Microsoft’s website:

Depending on the ISO you may be able to install without a key. If it forces you to use one you can use one of the keys on this page.

Turn In

You don’t have to turn in anything for this lab, but you will need the ISO for the next lab.