I'm trying to install SharePoint Foundation 2010 on my Windows 10 machine. I'm getting the following error on Install:

Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): This product requires Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or above. Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setp.

But... I'm on Windows 10. When I download Server 2008 SP2 and try to install it, it tells me I'm on the wrong version of Windows (duh). So, why is SP Foundation 2010 telling me I need a SP that isn't compatible with my version of Windows? How the eff do I get Foundation 2010 installed?

  • SharePoint 2010 being installable on Windows 7 was kind of a fluke. It was a useful fluke, since Windows 7 doesn't support Hyper-V, and most people who wanted to do development on client computers were running Windows 7 at the time. But it meant putting your poor Windows 7 box through all sorts of misery and torment as it ran all of SharePoint's web, database, and timer services. Fortunately Windows 10 professional comes with Hyper-V, so you can just spin up a VM if needed to emulate a SharePoint environment. You might want to check out Docker to make managing VMs easier.
    – Thriggle
    Oct 24, 2016 at 21:09

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SharePoint installation on windows 10 is not supported. As per my experince and best practice, you need to follow these steps

  • Create a Hyper-V on your windows 10 machine
  • Install Windows Server 2008 r2 or what ever server version you want to install
  • Now you install the SPF 2010 on that virtual Machine.

check this

  • That's ridiculous. I can't believe SharePoint isn't installable on Windows 10. Sometimes I wonder what the hell they're thinking over at MS.
    – Christine
    Oct 24, 2016 at 16:03

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