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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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64-bit versions of Windows Vista and newer (this currently includes Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) require the drivers to be [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg487332 digitally signed] to load.
  
In addition these platforms require [http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/whql/default.mspx WHQL] certified and signed drivers.
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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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[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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[http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/virtio-win/latest/images/ Latest VirtIO drivers for Windows from Fedora ]
  
  

Revision as of 15:24, 18 September 2011

Windows VirtIO Drivers

The source for the Windows drivers is in a git repository on kernel.org

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm-guest-drivers-windows.git

http://git.kernel.org/?p=virt/kvm/kvm-guest-drivers-windows.git;a=summary


Binary Drivers

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

64-bit versions of Windows Vista and newer (this currently includes Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) 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