Windows Quick Start
Whonix for Windows is designed to be a simple introduction for newcomers. It enables people to experiment with Whonix in a familiar environment without the necessity of complex imports or host operating system changes.
As you learn more about how to use Whonix, do not forget that Windows cannot provide a secure foundation for Whonix operations.
Download, Verify and Install Whonix
Step 1: Download the Installer
Step 2: Verify the Installer
Verify the installer on the command line.
Step 3: Install Whonix
Execute the verified Whonix-Installer.exe and follow its instructions. 
|Due to the size of Whonix and the accompanying files, this process may take up to half an hour.|
Step 4: Start Whonix
Whonix and all its features may now be enjoyed, either via Whonix.exe or Whonix for Windows, which you should find on the desktop or in VirtualBox.
Step 5: Post-installation Tips
- Change passwords for "user" and "root" in Whonix-Gateway and Whonix-Workstation.
- Regularly check for security updates and apply them.
- See Software for a list of pre-installed applications. If necessary, refer to Install Additional Software.
- Always use the Whonix user interface to shut-down Whonix before shutting down the host system.
- Read the About, Warning and Do Not pages to ensure Whonix is the right tool for you and its limitations are well understood.
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