How to install Windows 7 under Ubuntu Linux 12.04 as virtual machine in KVM




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Published on Jul 19, 2013

Update 2018: This video is outdated.

A new version of this script is available for Ubuntu 14.04. provided by Corbin Crutchley:

Click "show more" - the link to the script in the video is in this description. This video shows how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 under Ubuntu Linux 12.04 with the virtualization technology KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine).

All you need is a hardware that supports virtualization, Ubuntu 12.04, internet access and the following script:

The script is provided "as is", with absolutely no warranty expressed or implied. Any use is at your own risk.

# version v0.9 (2015-05-07) has the following checksum:
sha1sum create_virtual_machine_with_windows_7.sh.tgz

The virtual machine is configured with paravirtualized drivers for the virtio and spice protocol.
A private network with iptables rules does not let Windows get out of the VM (no internet access by default). You can get internet access for the virtual machine if you reconfigure iptables.

Additional information is available at:

Usually you can enable hardware support for virtualization in the BIOS for Intel and AMD CPUs.


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