3.1 Installing Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows

This section details how to install the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows on all supported Microsoft Windows operating systems. See Section 1.3, “Supported Guest Operating Systems” for a list of the supported operating systems.

To install the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows:

  1. Create a new virtual machine and install a supported operating system.

  2. Copy the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows (Setup.exe) to the guest.

  3. Double click the Setup.exe file to start the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installer. The initial installer window is displayed.

    Figure 3.1 Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installer window

    This figure shows the initial install window. The buttons available are Back, Install and Cancel.

    The installer prompts you to start the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installation. Click Install to start the installation.

  4. The installer copies the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows files, and installs the drivers on the guest. The Installation Complete window is displayed.

    Figure 3.2 Installation Complete window

    This figure shows the Installation complete window. Options on this window are: Yes, restart the system now and No, I will restart system later.

    Check Yes, restart the system now and click Finish. The virtual machine is restarted.