How to Deploy a VPS with a different OS (Windows) on Rapid.Space
This documentation introduces the steps of installing a Windows OS on your VM. Before starting, please be sure that the state bar of your VM is showing green on your panel, which means it is ready for the next step.
Connect to your VM via VNC
You can refer to
to connect to your VM via VNC.
Restart the VM
You are supposed to restart your VM to install a new operating system:
- Click the bottom button to send Ctrl-Alt-Del, the VM should be restart
- When you see the line: Press ESC for boot menu, click Esc as below immediately
Select boot device
As the screenshot showing below, you should press 3 to enter the installation guide of Windows OS
Windows OS installation guide booting
Set your preferences
Select language and other preferences
Entered your preferences, you can start to install by clicking Install now button.
Setup is Starting
Here we take Windows Server 2019 Standard Evaluation (Desktop) as an example. With the Windows graphical environment, we are able to configure IPv6 address simply by several clicks.
Accept License Terms
To continue the procedure, you are supposed to accept the license terms then go Next.
Select Custom Install
Select Custom: Install Windows Only (advanced) since it's a brand-new OS.
Click Load driver load drivers for installing the networks:
Validate Load Driver
Press OK to continue
Select Driver to Install
Now you have the driver list to select. Here we select the first one as default then go Next
If there is no drivers here, please make sure you have virtio-win image prepared as explained How To Deploy A VPS With Other OS On Rapid.Space
Wait for driver installation
Select Drive to Install Windows
After driver installed, you can select where you want to install Windows on the VM. Here we only have one drive left, so we simply select this one and go Next :
Wait for installation of Windows to complete
Wait until the last procedure done, press Restart now to get your new Windows.
Wait for restart
Set your Administrator's password to login to your Windows.