How to set up Everything
Have a PC with Windos 7 or later. If you do not have one spare, create a virtual machine on whatever operating system you use you can have Agencyprof running on Windows, and Windows on Linux.
Download the technical preview of Windows 10 from Microsoft.
- Later that day -
Now we are ready to set up the first virtual machine with Windows 10:
If you set up a real PC skip to Setting up Windows 10 below.
Click on new, give any name for the machine (avoid blanks and umlaute).
Make it of type Microsft Windows and choose Windows 10
If you are low on RAM you can reduce the amount used for the VM. If you use more than 50% of the hosts physical RAM, there will be a warning. However if you are not too greedy you can possibly get along with it.
Of course we will need a harddisk:
Stick to the default:
Choose a dynamic disk (default) that grows as needed. Much faster in creation, neglectable slower in use.
The size depends on you, keep in mind you can add more disks at any time later
… and almost done.
Do not start, but change the settings:
optional: Clipboard handling,
or possibly 2 CPUs?
This is the place where you can add more disks – not now, (shopping made easy)
I recommend to remove the network cable during installation. This way you get along without a Microsoft account. Only a local account will be installed. After installation we will remove a big deal of “want to phone home”.
Now close and start the machine. Since all the hardware is present you are requested to choose a boot device. Default is the CD/DVD drive of the host (your physically present computer), but …
… we can also simply select the previosly downloaded iso-file (Windows 10) like the one here
Press start , have a break, but don’t go too far away, you will be asked things.
No matter if you set up a VM or a “real” Computer, I recommend to remove the network cable during installation. This way you get along without a Microsoft account. Only a local account will be installed. After installation we will remove a big deal of “want to phone home”.
Boot from DVD/CD/Imagefile
If upgrading an existing installation (not recommended (yet)), you would select the first choice,
on a “new” disk there are no partitions. Select all the free area and continue. If the disk is formatted delete all existing partitions first. (ALL DATA ON DISK WILL BE LOST)
The setup continues …
for quite a while …
There will be some reboots. If your VM does not recover from a reboot (happend here once) close it the hard way and simply restart.
More or less soon you will be presented this dialog. If you accept this you will get a nice chatterbox. You are required to set up an account with Microsoft.
just go ahead and get what you deserve (do not forget to reconnect the network cable), or:
better do not reconnect the network cable and let us take the long way home. The settings found below are of course not mandatory – just my decision:
The reward: only a local account will be installed (due to removal of the network cable in the beginning). Enter the login name of a user (spaces / umlaute) are not recommended.
and wait some more time …
The setup looks like finished, start the configuration
Remove the CD/DVD/Image: In case of an image and VirtualBox:
and insert the VirtualBox Guestadditions (skip if Virtualbox is not used)
If the setup does not start automatically open the device using the explorer
Windows Configuration (continued)
i.e. remove the store (right click) …
… configure the task bar.
Configure the explorer
not to hide file extensions and show pathnames.
And accept for all directories.
In the start menu I deinstall just everything possible including calendar, contacts and mail. Some programs cannot be deinstalled. I only removed these from the list. OneNote cannot be removed. Just looks so. It is deactivated instead. The auto startup in the task bar stays.
I also shortened the most used list. And did additional removals within “All Apps”
In the end I got this. Let us shut down the system now,
Reconnect the network cable. Virtualbox:
And start again. After the login you are required to decide if you are in a trustworthy environment. You might want to set yes.
Windows downloads updates meanwhile (slowing things down). At some point there might be restarts.
You can stop OneDrive (it deactivated anyway) but it will reappear next time again.
After some more beautyfying you might end up here: