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MATC students have VMware available to them. This is a hypervisor that let’s you simulate an operating system on your computer as if it were a standard app or program. Students can get the VMware here from Pat Feder’s site. There’s plenty more information on this subject there, even some links to tutorial videos.
1. Click VMware Academic Program (VMware Workstation)
2. Choose the latest version of WMware Workstation (12 in this screenshot) after you login with your MATC credentials.
3. Add it to the cart and proceed to your free Check Out.
4. Find the WMware Workstation file in your Downloads Folder and double click it.
5. The Installation Wizard will pop up and installation is straight forward.
6. To install the Windows 10 operating system on the VMware, you’ll need the ISO file from Microsoft. To do that, you’ll need to download the Media Creation Tool.
7. Find the Media Creation Tool in your Downloads folder and start it up with a double click.
8. Choose the ISO file option.
9. Choose the ISO file and you’ll choose a place to save it. It’s a biggie and will take some time and space to download. Just remember what file you saved it in.
10. Open the VMware workstation and you should see something like this. We want to create a new Virtual Machine.
11. A new Installation Wizard will pop up. Find that ISO file you downloaded and follow the standard prompts.
12. The standard settings should be fine. If you have a bounty of processor cores, you can assign them here.
13. You can now begin using your new virtual Windows 10. It will take more setup once you run the virtual machine. You may be asked to enter a product key. Just skip that and dive in.