Can I spin up a Windows Server linode?

Can I spin up a Windows Server linode?

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While it certainly is possible to install Windows on a Linode, we would not be able to help or provide support for it.

I've heard that the following URL has helped out other customers. However, it looks like this may be a bit out of date, but the process should be similar.

https://github.com/ClickSimply/docs/blob/windows-on-linode/docs/tools-reference/windows-on-linode/installing-windows-on-linode-vps.md

If you do get Windows up and running on a Linode, feel free to let us know by posting a response here to let us know how you got it done!

I got it to work (even with paravirtualization using VirtIO drivers), but it was a lot of trial and error, embedding the drivers in the Windows ISO, converting that ISO to a dummy USB stick that had to be converted in a RAW disk image, etc. If there’s appatite from Linode, I can write up a guide for the community.

hello flipnesus !

have you successfully installed windows on linode?
Can Windows 7 be installed on the lionde server?
Can you guide or share the link to download Windows 7.gz file?
I can install windows 10, windows server 2016, 2016 with the .gz link file
but i don't have windows 7.gz file link
please share with me. thanks
please contact email : namcameralamdong@gmail.com

Hey there, @dauma49409! Though we don't have any official documentation on configuring Windows on a Linode at this time, other customers in the past have had success using this third-party guide.

If you happen to run into any issues, feel free to send in a ticket -- we'll be a bit limited in the support we can offer, but would be more than happy to help point you in the right direction.

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