4.2 Installing Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows

Before You Begin.  Do the following before you start the installation process:

You can install the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows using the graphical installation program or by performing a silent installation. You should use the graphical installation program if you are installing a single instance of the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows. If you plan to silently install multiple instances of the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows, you must run the graphical installation program in a command line window on at least one Microsoft Windows guest to create a response file. You can then use the response file to perform all subsequent installations silently.

To install the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows, do the following:

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

  2. Copy the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installation program, Setup.exe, to the guest.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Double click Setup.exe to start the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installer.

    • Open a command line window and then:

      1. Navigate to the directory where the Setup.exe file is located.

      2. Run Setup.exe -r to start the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installer and create a response file for silent installations.

  4. If prompted, select Yes in the User Account Control dialog to allow the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installer to proceed.

    Figure 4.1 Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows user account control dialog

    This figure shows the initial update window. The buttons available are Back, Next and Cancel.

    The initial installer window is displayed.

    Figure 4.2 Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installer window

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

  5. Click Install to start the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installation.

    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 4.3 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.

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

If you used the -r option in the command line, the installation program creates a response file in the C:\Windows directory. You then use the response file, setup.iss, to perform silent installations on other Microsoft Windows guests. See Chapter 6, Silently Installing or Upgrading the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows.