Cortana running on the Windows 10 build 9901 desktop

Windows 10 build 9901: fixing installation on a virtual machine (video)

The ISO file for Windows 10 build 9901 recently leaked on torrent and file sharing site, giving us an early behind the curtains preview of what is coming in January. Even though Microsoft isn’t mad about users downloading an unreleased version of the operating system, many people are finding out almost impossible to install build 9901 on a virtual machine.

For those using VirtualBox, the software will just freeze and those users trying build 9901 with VMware Workstation will find that the virtual machine will just keep looping and the Windows 10 installation will never start.

It is understandable, this is a pre-release version of the operating system and as any unfinished product, there are many bugs, which makes the software unsuitable for any PC.

However, there is a workaround the problem blocking users from install Windows 10 build 9901 on a virtual machine. This video tutorial that I have put together will guide you step by step to properly configure VirtualBox to install the leaked version of the operating system.


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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].