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Virtualize Windows 11 with Proxmox

Introduction

As Microsoft released Windows 11, it was made clear that TPM 2.0 and Secure boot is no longer optional but mandatory, without these capabilities on the hardware/virtual hardware, Windows 11 refuse to install.

Step 1: Download Windows 11 ISO

You can click Here for download ISO file.

Step 2: Download virtio-win drivers disk

You can click Here , download Latest virtio-win ISO.

Step 3: Upload Windows 11 ISO and Latest virtio-win ISO to ProxMox

login to ProxMox -> choose Node -> local (pve) -> ISO Images -> Upload

Step 4: Create VM

Click Create VM -> General: name: Windows 11

-> OS: choose boot OS: ISO image choose Win11 ISO; Type: Microsoft Windows; Version: 11/2022

-> System: SCSI Controller: VirtIO SCSI Machine: q35 Qemu Agent: Enable BIOS: OVMF (UEFI) Add TPM: Enable Version: v2.0 EFI Storage and TPM Storage should use same storage

-> Disks: Bus/Device: VirtIO Block Disk size (GiB): 64

-> CPU: Cores: 2 Type: host

-> Memory: Memory (MiB): 8192

-> Network: Bridge: vmbr0 Model: VirtIO (paravirtualized)

OK, we done! However, Don’t Start it

Step 5: Add virtio-win ISO

Hardware -> Add -> CD/DVD Drive -> choose IDE and your downloaded ISO

Step 6: Check Boot Order

Options -> Boot Order Make sure your boot Win11 at the begging

Now, ready to start this VM.

Step 6: Start

Reference List

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=fupuTkkKPDU
  2. https://dannyda.com/2021/10/08/how-to-install-windows-11-on-proxmox-ve-pve-without-workarounds/