This is a quick and easy guide on uploading and installing a Windows 10 Pro iso with Vultr cheaply. Vultr is a trusted and reliable cloud computing business with a massive range of locations, features and vps plan sizes, check them all out here.
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** guide here for Windows Server 2019
With Vultr windows servers cost extra but you get the option to upload your own ISO file to use on the server. As this guide shows you how to do the upload and install a Windows 10 Pro ISO.
Scroll down to section 2 (Server type) and click the “Upload ISO” tab and then the “Upload ISO” button below it, add in the url and click upload (you’ll have to wait a few minutes for it to upload). NOTE: You can only have 2 ISO’s uploaded and stored at the same time.
Scroll back up and choose your server location.
By now the Windows 10 ISO should have loaded, make sure its selected (Win10Pro.iso ). Now choose your instance size (amount of SSD space, ram and cpu amount). Do note that Windows 10 will run fine on the $5 per month option.
Dont worry about any of the other options (Additional features, startup scripts, SSH Keys), type in a server host name and label now click “Deploy now”.
Navigate to the server information page for the server you just deployed. You will have to wait up to a couple of minutes for the ISO to me mounted, once it has click the little computer screen in the upper right to view the console.
You will be greeted with this once it has been mounted:
Choose your region and click Yes
You will then get asked about an account, click the offline account in the bottom left. This means you will create an account and not use a Microsoft account (MSN, Hotmail, Xbox etc).
Your install should be finished now and the network configuration will be done automatically.
You should now be logged in and have free use of Windows 10 Pro on Vultr.