In this article you’ll find all the tools you’ll need to get the most out of your Windows 10 installation on your favorite gaming platform.1.
Create a custom installation template from scratchWe recommend creating a custom template that you can share with your friends, family and co-workers.
Create it in the folder you downloaded your Windows 8.1 ISO image and then copy the entire folder to the same folder you copied the ISO image to.
This folder will contain the template and the settings you need to configure it to work.2.
Download and install the Windows 10 preview app and the Windows Insider Preview app to create a Windows 10 install image for your PCWe recommend downloading the Windows 11 preview app from Microsoft.
Download it and install it on your PC and install any required drivers, security patches and updates.
The preview app is designed for PC gamers and should work on any version of Windows 10.3.
Download the Windows Insiders preview app to install Windows 10 for PCsWe recommend installing the Windows 8 Insiders Preview app from your Microsoft account and installing it on the same PC as your Windows Insider preview install.
If you’re using a PC that supports USB debugging, you’ll want to set this up first.4.
Run the Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 10 installer for Windows 7We recommend using the Windows RT 10 installer from Microsoft to get started with Windows 10, but you can use the Windows XP and Windows 2000 installer to get up and running with Windows 7 and 8.2 (or later).
If you’ve installed the latest version of the Windows Runtime for Windows XP, XP SP1 or XP SP2, you can install the installer on the Windows Phone 8.0 or 8.4 tablet with a little tweaking.5.
Download, install and test the Windows Server 2012 R2 preview app for Windows Server 2016 We recommend using Microsoft’s Windows Server Preview app for the best experience, but we’ve seen the Windows 2008 R2 Preview app works better for smaller projects.6.
Download all the necessary files to install your Windows Server 2008 R 2 preview appWe recommend the following files for your Windows server:1.
Windows Server R2 ISO images from Microsoft for Windows Vista and Windows 7 (including 32-bit and 64-bit versions) and the 64- and 32-Bit versions of the 64 bit Windows Server Update Services installer2.
Windows 8 ISO images for Windows 8 and Windows RT (including 64-Bit and 32 Bit versions)3.
Windows 7 ISO images (including both 32- and 64 Bit versions of Windows Server RT)4.
Windows Vista ISO images and the 32-and 64- Bit versions for Windows RT5.
Windows 2008 ISO images, Windows 7.1, Windows Server Core installation media and Windows Server Express installation media6.
Windows RT ISO images7.
Windows Update installation mediaFor the 64 and 32 bit versions of Microsoft’s 64-bits version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 RTM, you should install the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 x86 and x64 installer, and the Microsoft Windows 10 x64 and x86 installer.
For 64-and 32- Bit Windows Server 2003, 2003 SP1, 2003, 2008 SP1 and 2008 SP2 and the version of MSVC that you’ve got installed for Windows NT 5.1 and Windows NT Server 4.0, you need the Microsoft Virtual Studio 2010 32-bits and 64 bit installer.