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Add Windows ISO to your Virtkick Panel

This guide will walk you through the process of configuring a Windows ISO on your Virtkick panel so your customers can use both Linux and Windows based machines.

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1. Make a Windows ISO Accessible

First you will need to obtain either a publicly available Windows ISO or download a Windows ISO and upload it to your web server. Once that has been done, note the URL to reach this ISO and move on to the next step.

2. Add the ISO to your Virtkick panel

This step will just add the ISO to your Virtkick panel so it can be downloaded to your hypervisors, so others can access it during machine creation. If you are unsure how to do this take a look at our guide.

Please note! Be sure to disable Virtio when you add the ISO to your panel

If you do not have a checksum for your image you can use an online checksum generator to obtain a checksum. Ideally you want a SHA1 or SHA256 checksum.

Once the ISO has been added to your panel you can move on to the next step.

3. Give it a try

Once the ISO has been added to your panel, the last step is to make a machine with it. Please note, the first machine create may take a little while as the ISO is downloaded on your hypervisor(s). After the machine is finished creating, you can follow through with the standard on screen Windows installation.

When the installation is complete you will need to pass a Ctrl+Alt+Del command through the console, to do this click the keyboard icon under the console window and click the appropriate button.

After you have confirmed everything is working as expected you are finished! You can now offer Windows to your customers.

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Joe Pettit
Developer @ Virtkick
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