How to install VirtIO drivers for Windows Server 2019

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Install VirtIO drivers for Windows Server 2019

In this article, we’re explaining how to install VirtlO drivers for Windows Server 2019.

Prerequisites

  • VPS with Windows Server 2019 installed.
  • You have to be logged in as an administrator.
  • We’re using Chrome. Click here to learn how to install Chrome with Powershell.

Step 1: Log in with RDP into Windows Server 2019

Connect to your server with the login credentials which you can find in your client area.

Step 2: Downloading the Virtio Installer

Go to https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/archive-virtio/ look for the most recent map. Click on the .exe file, this will start the download. After the download is done, click on it to run the application.

Fedora .exe file

You will get a notification from Microsoft Defender, you can ignore this. To continue click on More Info.

Windows Protection Notification

Then click Run Anyway.

Windows Protection Notification-2

Accept the license terms and conditions and click Install to proceed.

Virtio Installer-1

Click Yes to allow the application to make changes to your device.

Windows Permission for changes

Step 3: Starting the Virtio Installer

Click Next to continue.

Virtio Installer-2

Accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next to continue.

Virtio Installer-3

This features list contains Balloon, Network, Pypanic, Qemufwfcg, Qemupciserial, Viorng, Vioscsi, Vioserial, Viostor.

In this menu, you can choose if you want to install the feature and where you want them to be installed. In this case, we’re keeping it how it is. Click to Next continue.

Virtio Installer-4

Click Install to start the installation of Virtio-Win.

Virtio Installer-5

After the download is done, click Finish to finish the installation.

Virtio Installer-6

Restart your pc to use the software.

Virtio Installer-7

Conclusion

Congratulations, you have installed the Virtio Drivers successfully on Windows Server 2019.

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