[Howto] Install Windows On Your OVH VPS
So you want to install Windows on your OVH VPS? Thats possible! I created some cool templates that have been tested and confirmed working on these OVH VPS servers. It even works on the cheapest VPS plan OVH offers, the one with just 10GB disk space, isn't that awesome? Just follow this tutorial and we will have a working Windows installation on your OVH VPS within an hour.
The first thing well have to do is to reboot your VPS in rescue mode. Login at the OVH control panel, choose your VPS and click on the button that says "Reboot my VPS" (you can find that button on the right of the page).
You will see this popup once clicked:
Make sure to have the "Reboot in rescue mode" box selected.
It can take between 2 and 10 minutes before the VPS is booted into rescue mode.
Once your VPS has been booted into the rescue mode you will need to login using PuTTy (any SSH program will do, I like to use PuTTy). You can find the rescue login details in the email that OVH has sent you.
Once you have logged in you will need to unmount the disk by using the following command:
Now we are ready to install Windows on the VPS.
Choose one of the Windows versions, copy the command in the box and paste it in the PuTTy/SSH screen, press enter and it will begin downloading and extracting the template to the disk of your VPS. This can take some time, so grab yourself some coffee, watch a movie or take a walk with your dog (if you have one).
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard:
wget -O- 'http://mirror.uneven.eu/vps/WS_2012R2_OVH_VPS.gz' | gunzip | dd of=/dev/sdb
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard:
wget -O- 'http://mirror.uneven.eu/vps/WS_2008_R2_OVH_VPS.gz' | gunzip | dd of=/dev/sdb
Windows 10 Pro:
wget -O- 'http://mirror.uneven.eu/vps/W10_Pro_OVH_VPS.gz' | gunzip | dd of=/dev/sdb
Windows 7 Professional:
wget -O- 'http://mirror.uneven.eu/vps/W7_Pro_OVH_VPS.gz' | gunzip | dd of=/dev/sdb
Once the download is done, reboot the VPS again and it should have Windows installed and working when it comes back online.
You can login with the following credentials (make sure to change the password after you logged in):
For Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 R2:
Username: Administrator Password: Password147
For Windows 7 Professional & Windows 10 Pro:
Username: Admin Password: Password147
Original post: https://uneven.eu/howto-install-windows-on-your-ovh-vps/