Whonix ™ Windows Installer
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 from source
Download a copy of this repository. Use its folder to collect required files for building.
Download the Whonix ™ VirtualBox XFCE image to the folder and renamed it to "whonix.ova"
Download and install Inno Setup
Whonix-UI executable in the folder
Built from source: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Building_Whonix-UI_for_Windows [archive]
Download the newest "Windows hosts" VirtualBox installer to any location.
Navigate in the commandline to that location and run
VirtualBox[Characters based on your version].exe -extract
A window will open telling you where its files have been extracted. Navigate to this folder, rename
[Characters based on your version]
virtualbox_x64.msi and move it to the repository/build folder.
Your build folder should have at least:
Whonix.iss and change
Compression as desired (https://documentation.help/Inno-Setup/topic_setup_compression.htm [archive])
Whonix.iss and select
Compile (Or inside Inno Setup select
Compile). The executable is in
Note: If the
.ova becomes greater than 2GB,
Whonix.iss must be set to use
DiskSpanning=Yes. This will output an
.bin file. To combine, add
7zSD.sfx to the 7zip folder. Open
7zip/make self extract.bat, which combines everything in
Output into a
.7z archive and then into a self-extracting-and-running
Obtaining 7zSD.sfx and 7za.exe
Download the 7-zip compressed archive file and extract it.
.7z compressed archive file under
7-Zip 16.04 Extra and extract it.
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]
- While no further action is required to install or configure the Whonix ™ VMs, it is possible (in some cases) that host bios settings or workarounds for VirtualBox bugs will require user intervention. These are not Whonix ™ issues.