VM Settings Easy Common
This is the easiest, but least secure option. (#more security)
For Qubes-Whonix, click on Expand on the right.
- Create a new VM.
- Set sys-whonix as your VM's NetVM.
For Non-Qubes-Whonix, click on Expand on the right.
Download and Use the Default Whonix-Gateway
Set up a Whonix-Custom-Workstation
There are currently two ways to set up a Whonix-Custom-Workstation. Either:
- Manually create a VirtualBox VM (established, stable method).
- Download and import a Whonix-Custom-Workstation (experimental, testers-only method).
Users who want to manually create a VirtualBox VM using the established and stable method, click on Expand on the right.
1. Create a VirtualBox VM
Follow these steps in order:
Enter Name (for example, myVM) ->
Enter Operating System and Version ->
Define RAM ->
Create a new HDD (or not) ->
Disk format doesn't matter (VDI works well) ->
Set dynamically or fixed size preference ->
Set HDD size and location preference ->
2. Switch VirtualBox VM Settings
Follow these steps in order:
Choose the newly created VM (for example, myVM)->
Hardware Clock in UTC
PS/2 Mouse (required to disable the USB controller)
Enable PAE/NX (if available)
Attached to Internal Network (important!)
Name (of Internal Network) (important!):
Uncheck Enable USB controller
Users who want to download and import a Whonix-Custom-Workstation template using the experimental and testers-only method, click on Expand on the right.
This method's advantage is that there is need to manually create a new VM. The process is greatly simplified; the Whonix-Custom-Workstation only needs to be downloaded and imported. This approach has several benefits: it is easier, all security settings are set for the VM, and users don't have to remember and apply necessary settings.
The latest Whonix-Custom-Workstation Version is: 9
Although the version number for Whonix-Gateway and Whonix-Default / Download-Version might be far higher than the Whonix-Custom-Workstation version, this is normal. 
1. Download the Whonix-Custom-Workstation
Download the following image.
2. Download the OpenPGP Signature
Download the corresponding OpenPGP signature.
3. Verify the Whonix Image
Follow these steps to verify the Whonix image.
4. Import and Rename the Virtual Machine
After importing the image, rename the virtual machine to something else. 
Right-click on VM ->
Name (for example: myVM)
If this method was used, please report how well it worked in the Whonix forum.
Start VM and Install Operating System
- Start the newly created VM (for example: myVM).
- Insert the installation DVD.
- Updates don't have to installed while installing the OS. Post-install, apply updates after the network has been set up.
- The username is: user. The computer name is: host
- Note: It is Whonix, not whonix. Capital W case sensitivity matters.
- A newer Whonix-Custom-Workstation only needs to be redistributed if the settings for the VM have changed. For example, these have not changed between Whonix 9 and Whonix 13. Therefore, Whonix-Custom-Workstation version 9 is recent enough to function, because it comes with an empty virtual hard drive (meaning software cannot be outdated).
- It is not strictly necessary to rename the VM at this point, but this prevents potential naming conflicts if another Whonix-Custom-Workstation is imported later on.