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How to get Windows 10 for free

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

To use Microsoft Software for free (e.g. Windows 10), first you have to order the «Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching»-Portal-Access on the site of IT Shop idesnx.ethz.ch. First login, then search for «Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching».


A) Search for Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching


B) Follow the instructions in the email and login on the devtoolspage

C) Get your Windows serial number and download the «.iso»-File


D) You are now ready to install Windows

Important: When the Installation is done and the Screen «Sign in with Microsoft» appears, don’t enter your Emailadress, choose «Domain join instead» (Bottom left)


Install Windows 10 on the Mac

If you want to install Windows 10 on your Mac, there are several options:


Boot Camp: Windows will be installed on a separate partition of your hard disk. Advantage: You use the full hardware power of your Mac. Disadvantage: You have to choose which operating system you want to use at startup.

The BootCamp software is preinstalled on your Mac under Applications –> Utilities –> Boot Camp Wizard


VMWare: Free of charge on the ETH website idesnx.ethz.ch. Advantage: You can start Windows under macOS and use both operating systems at the same time. Disadvantage: Windows cannot use the full hardware power of your Mac.


Parallels: Can be purchased for a fee on the ETH website idesnx.ethz.ch. Advantage: You can start Windows under macOS and use both operating systems at the same time. Disadvantage: Windows cannot use the full hardware power of your Mac.