Preparing a Local VM with Windows 10

What you need


To set up a local Windows 10 virtual machine for malware analysis or other projects.

Downloading Windows 10

In a browser, go to

In the "Virtual Machines" list, select "MSEdge on Win10...", as shown below.

In the Choose a VM platform" list, choose your virtualization software, as shown below.

Download the file. Unzip it and launch it in your virtualization software. For VMware, use File, Import, and customize the virtual machine so it has an 80 GB hard disk.

Log in with these credentials:

Allow Windows to install any updates it wants to.

You may need to install VMware Tools (or the comparable software) manually.

Posted 9-23-2021