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= Windows VirtIO Drivers =
 
= Windows VirtIO Drivers =
  
The source for the Windows drivers is in a git repository on kernel.org
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The source for the Windows drivers is hosted in a repository on GIT hub. Anonymous users can clone the repository
  
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm-guest-drivers-windows.git
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git clone git://github.com/YanVugenfirer/kvm-guest-drivers-windows.git
  
[http://git.kernel.org/?p=virt/kvm/kvm-guest-drivers-windows.git;a=summary  http://git.kernel.org/?p=virt/kvm/kvm-guest-drivers-windows.git;a=summary ]
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[https://github.com/YanVugenfirer/kvm-guest-drivers-windows Browse GIT repository online ]
  
  
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Binary drivers are provided by some Linux distributions including WHQL Certified drivers.
 
Binary drivers are provided by some Linux distributions including WHQL Certified drivers.
  
For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 drivers need to be ''signed'' by the packager.
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For example the binary drivers for Ubuntu can be found [https://launchpad.net/kvm-guest-drivers-windows/+download here].
  
In addition these platforms require [http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/whql/default.mspx WHQL] certified and signed drivers.
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64-bit versions of Windows Vista and newer (this currently includes Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012) require the drivers to be [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg487332 digitally signed] to load.
 
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[http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff547565.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff547565.aspx]
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[http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff547534%28VS.85%29.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff547534%28VS.85%29.aspx]
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If your distribution does not provide binary drivers the Fedora Project package can be downloaded from the following link.
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[http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/virtio-win/latest/images/ Download Latest VirtIO Win drivers from Fedora ]
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''Note:'' These drivers are signed but not WHQL Certified.
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If your distribution does not provide binary drivers for Windows, you can use the package from the Fedora Project. These drivers are digitally signed, and will work on 64-bit versions of Windows:
  
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[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers Latest VirtIO drivers for Windows from Fedora ]
  
 
= Code signing drivers for the Windows 64bit platforms =
 
= Code signing drivers for the Windows 64bit platforms =

Revision as of 00:02, 17 June 2015

Windows VirtIO Drivers

The source for the Windows drivers is hosted in a repository on GIT hub. Anonymous users can clone the repository

git clone git://github.com/YanVugenfirer/kvm-guest-drivers-windows.git

Browse GIT repository online


Binary Drivers

Binary drivers are provided by some Linux distributions including WHQL Certified drivers.

For example the binary drivers for Ubuntu can be found here.

64-bit versions of Windows Vista and newer (this currently includes Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012) require the drivers to be digitally signed to load.

If your distribution does not provide binary drivers for Windows, you can use the package from the Fedora Project. These drivers are digitally signed, and will work on 64-bit versions of Windows:

Latest VirtIO drivers for Windows from Fedora

Code signing drivers for the Windows 64bit platforms