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 However, it looks like this may be a bit out of date, but the process should be similar.

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 :

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.

Hi @Chris_H, I am trying to use the guide, but after finishing to create a windows machine on Virtualbox, I go to storage and choose Finnix.iso to boot from it. But the VM still boot to Windows OS instead of Finnix. Can you please help me to fix it? Thank you so much.

Oh sory, I know why I can't boot to Finnix. I choose wrong version of Finnix. The right verison is Finnix-111.iso for X86.


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