Manual Installation of Windows on EDIS KVM

This article was updated in May 2022

EDIS does provide 1-click auto-installation for Windows 2016, 2019, and 2022 Server

! This manual was created to guide you through a manual installation of Windows Server editions 2016, 2012R2, 2012, 2008, 2008 R2
! This manual DOES NOT apply to a standard Windows Desktop installation.

Minimal system requirements:

  • A KVM VPS with 20GB disk space (KVM Starter and up)
  • A Windows license (2016, 2012R2, 2012, 2008, 2008 R2) for activation
  • A VNC client or a noVNC session from the KVM panel

This manual guides you through a manual installation of provided Windows .iso images on an EDIS KVM VPS.


Login to the VPS Panel

  • Mount the Windows .ISO file of your choice
  • Enable VNC
  • KVM Settings >> Disk driver >> set to Virtio (default value)
  • KVM Settings >> Network driver >> set to Virtio (default value)
Start noVNC and
step 1  =>  send StrgAltDel (top right corner of your noVNC window)

step 2  =>  immediately send F12 (top right corner) or press ESC to bring up the Boot menu
step 3  =>  press 3 to boot from mounted  .iso  (DVD/CD)



Continue with the installation till you reach the empty "Where do you want to install Windows?" screen.
Everything is good. Now you need to load drivers we provide on drive E:

Provide the "client Virtio drivers". This is important to be able to access disk and network.

  • Click  Load Driver :
  • Click  Browse  and navigate to the driver CD (usually mounted on E:\) :

Now select the correct driver directory, according to your Windows version and architecture (x64 = AMD64, x86 = X86)

  • For Windows 2016 select the  2k16  folder
  • For Windows 2012/R2 select the  2k12 or 2k12R2  folder
  • For Windows 2008/R2 select the  2k8 or 2k8R2 folder

For Windows 2012 and newer only a 64-bit is available. Pick the AMD64 sub-folder.

Confirm your selection and 

  • Click  Next 

Repeat the process in the "viostor" folder.

  • Click  Next 

You now see your disk partition and you are able to resume the installation.

Once the installation is finished you will need to set up your IP address manually. 
IP addresses, subnet mask, gateway address and nameservers are displayed in your VPS panel.

No further driver installations should be required.
Your Windows Server is now ready for use.


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