How to install Windows 7 VM on Proxmox VE

To install Windows 7 VM on Proxmox VE

This tutorial shows how to install a Windows 7 VM with spice client and VirtIO Drivers on Proxmox VE. Spice is a client software, which runs under spice protocol created for virtualization environment to allow remote sessions very fast. And VirtIO Drivers is a hard disk bus type which is faster than IDE and SCSI type

 

Installing Windows 7

Log into your Proxmox and click Create VM from your Proxmox Node. 

Proxmox

 

In the OS configuration, you need to choose your storage and ISO file.

ISO file

 

And then, choose Hard disk Bus Device as VirtIO Block and cache as Write-back.

VirtlO

 

After that, you need to configure CPU and proceed further.

CPU

 

Later, in the next step, you need to allocate memory Size for RAM

Memory


And then, you need to configure your network interface and proceed further to next step. 
Network

 

And now, check all the details and click on the Finish button. 

Details

 

Afterwards, click display and choose your display type as SPICE.

SPICE

 

Now, You need to add the secondary DVD Drive for inserting VirtIO Drivers ISO.

Drivers

 

After that, you need to choose your VirtIO drivers.ISO

ISO

 

And then, click “Start” to power on your vm, and choose the Console as SPICE.

Start

 

You shall now go on with the installation of the Windows. 

Windows

 

Here the Hard disk is not identified, so we need to install the VirtIO drivers to identify hard disk. Now click Load Driver. 

Hard disk

proxmax 1

Load driver

Load driver 2

 

Now, you can find your hard disk, and partition it for Windows 7 installation.

Window 7

 

You are now in the penultimate stage of your Windows 7 installation. 

penultimates


You are now asked to set up the windows. Give the necessary credentials.   
Windows

Login


And then review your time and date settings. 

Date setting

 

After completing the windows 7 installation you need to install guest tools for windows 7 VM, download it from spice official website https://www.spice-space.org/download.html.

spice official


The License agreement now appears on screen. Accept it and proceed.
License

 

Your SPICE Guest Tools setup now appears on your screen. 

Tool setup

 

The setup is now done. 
setup

 

With this, the method to install Proxmox on Windows 7 comes to an end. 


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