For fresh installations of Windows 10, you can download and use the Windows 10 Media Creator. If it is not an upgrade, you'll need a valid product key.
There's only one version, capable of creating both 32-bit and 64-bit images and in all languages.
For those that do not wish to use OneDrive and want it removed from the folder tree in Explorer, can do so by a simple registry change:
Open regedit and locate the key
Change the value of System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree from 1 to 0
Repeat the process for the key:
Windows 10 is not out of the box supported on ESX 5.5, unless you're running 5.5u3. One of the issues is that earlier versions do not have a compatible video driver for Windows 10.
However, for older versions of ESX 5.5, you can manually download the VMWare Tools and install them:
When pinning Notepad2 to the taskbar in Windows 10, a duplicate icon is created. Unpinning the duplicate also removes the original icon, leaving you always with two icons on the taskbar.
To resolve, look for and remove the following line (located in the section [Settings2]) from the settings file %APPDATA\Notepad2.ini:
Save the file, then unpin and re-pin Notepad2 to the taskbar.
To (re)-install Windows 10 with retail or OEM media (including the Windows 10 media creator), you can (temporarily) use the "generic" installation keys, officially provided by Microsoft.
These keys allow you to perform the installation, after which Windows will run in a 30-day trial mode, before a proper key and activation is required. The keys are language and platform-independent.
|Windows 10 (Home)||TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99|
|Windows 10 (Home) Single Language||7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH|
|Windows 10 Pro||VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T|
|Windows 10 Enterprise||NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43|