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With the flexibility of Vultr’s cloud hosting service, you can take advantage of and install the Windows operating system in your own way.
In this guide, We will learn How to Create a Custom Windows ISO image to upload on Vultr, so that you can easily upload it to Vultr and install it on your cloud server.
Step 1 – Prepare
- Download ImgBurn software 
- Download VirtIO drivers for Windows 
- Windows ISO image 
- Windows Server 2022
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
- Note: In this article, I will use the Windows Server 2022 ISO file during the tutorial.
Create a directory named Custom-Windows on the Desktop and move all 3 prepared files into it.
Next, extract your Windows Server ISO image ( Winrar or 7z)
and also extract the VirtIO ISO file
We will get two folder as shown below:
Next, move the folder virtio-win into the folder Windows-Server-2022
The preparation is complete, let’s move on to the next step.
Step 2 – Install ImgBurn
Now, install ImgBurn by right-click on the ImgBurn icon – choose Run as administrator
In the Welcome to the ImgBurn Setup Wizard window, click Next
Check to I accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next
In the Choose Components window, keep default and click Next
Keep default and click Next in the Choose Install Location window.
Click Next in the Choose Start Menu Folder window.
Installation successful, press Finish to complete.
Step 3 – Create a Custom Windows ISO Image
After ImgBurn has finished installing, right-click on the ImgBurn icon and select Run as administrator
In the ImgBurn interface, select Mode – then select Build
In the Source section, select the Windows-Server-2022 folder that has been extracted above
Choose the storage location and name the file in the Destination section,
Next, click on the Options tab:
- File System: choose UDF
- Others: Keep the default
On the Advanced tab, setup as follows:
-  Options: check to Make Image Bootable option
-  Developer ID: Microsoft Corporation
-  Sectors to Load: 8
-  Boot Image: select etfsboot.com file ( in the Custom-Windows\Windows-Server-2022\Boot folder )
The settings are complete, please press the Build button.
Set a label for your custom file.
The build process will take a few minutes.
The success notification window appears, click OK
That’s it, you have successfully created a Custom Windows ISO Image integrated VirtIO drivers and already upload it to Vultr.
Thank you for reading !!!