Windows Virtual Machine in Free Services not really free?

Jeff Serafini 1 Reputation point
2022-07-04T19:57:26.54+00:00

I am trying to stand up a virtual machine for testing purposes in the free services area but none of the options that are presented are actually free. Can someone please tell me what I need to do to try out a free virtual machine?

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  1. Dillon Silzer 52,741 Reputation points
    2022-07-04T20:00:24.737+00:00

    Hello Jeff,

    I would try using VirtualBox (as this is free) to boot up a virtual machine. You can use it to boot Windows and Linux VMs. Microsoft support VirtualBox as seen in documentation below.

    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines/

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    If this has helped please mark as solution. Thanks!

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  2. Jeff Serafini 1 Reputation point
    2022-07-04T20:19:08.967+00:00

    Thanks, but I'm more interested in testing out Azure functionality than the VM itself. I'm getting ready to sit for the AZ-104 exam soon.

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