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The Whonix ™-Windows-Installer for Windows is a simple and fast way to set-up Whonix ™ on a system running Microsoft Windows.
The Whonix ™ Windows Installer was developed with a focus on providing users with an fast and easy method to install Whonix ™ in Microsoft Windows. This gives users the opportunity to experiment with Whonix ™ in a familiar environment without the necessity of complex virtual machine imports or host operating system changes. When the
whonix-installer.exe is executed, the latest VirtualBox version and both Whonix ™ VMs are seamlessly installed on the Windows machine. From there, users can immediately start using Whonix ™ with no further configuration required.
Figure: Run Whonix Installer
Figure: Install Whonix
Figure: License Agreement
Figure: Extracting Files
Figure: Complete Whonix Installation
Building the Whonix ™-Windows-Installer from Source Code
Note: All commands must be run from the folder containing the corresponding file(s).
Building the installer itself is very easy once everything has been properly set up -- just launch the
MakeInstaller.bat file. The compilation via InnoSetup, the packaging and the combination of all files via 7-Zip, as well as any other required steps are handled automatically. The end result is the named
This concludes the guide to building the Whonix ™-Installer for Windows from source.
There used to be a version of this installer based on NSIS which has been discontinued, due to stability and a host of other issues. It can still be found here: https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix-Windows-Installer-deprecated [archive]
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