Creating DisposableVM based off Windows10 TemplateVM

I used qvm-create-windows-qube to create a win10 templateVM called “win10-template”. I then followed the instructions on the Qubes-OS documentation here that is:

[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-create --template win10-template --label red win10-disposable-template
[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-prefs win10-disposable-template template_for_dispvms True
[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-features win10-disposable-template appmenus-dispvm 1

However, I don’t see it listed as a disposable vm instead its Domain:win10-disposable-template

Can someone help me out and suggest any steps I may be missing?

You should read carefully

https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/glossary/#disposable

https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/glossary/#disposable-template

they said

A disposable can be based on any app qube.

Each disposable is based on a disposable template.

disposable template
Any app qube on which disposables are based.

  • Not to be confused with the concept of a regular template that is itself disposable, which does not exist in Qubes OS.
  • Disposable templates must be app qubes. They cannot be regular templates.
  • Every disposable is based on a disposable template, which is in turn based on a regular template.
  • Unlike disposables, disposable templates have the persistence properties of normal app qubes.

Domain:win10-disposable-template is the disposable template
you can create a DisposableVM from it

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It’s as @ppc says and it’s rather intuitive. Don’t feel discouraged by this. Learning Qubes is a process as more often than not the solution is reading the documentation carefully.

There is discussion about making it as you suggest @ewokky:

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Could also try creating a Windows HVM then following the
steps at Standalones and HVMs | Qubes OS