Hello, first I want to apologize if my English is bad.
I have been looking for a way to install Windows tools for Windows 10 for a few days now, but it’s hard to find a way to do it because of the many unclear explanations on the internet… that’s why I decided today to post this message to get some help.
I thank anyone who will help me.
P.S. : I’m a total beginner on Qubes before I was on Windows then Ubuntu and Linux Mint (I don’t have a lot of experience but I know some basics.)
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qvm-start --install-windows-tools <win10vmName>
If my memory serves me correctly this command should start your Win 10 VM and load the windows tools as a volume so that you can run the installer. I have not done this in a very long time. I’m trying to do this myself but I’m currently blocked by a password prompt.
If you created the VM using the qvm-create-windows-qube utility below the tools would be installed for you.
Edit: Start here
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Qubes Windows Tools
Qubes Windows Tools (QWT) are a set of programs and drivers that provide integration of Windows 7, 10 and 11 Standalone, TemplateVMs and AppVMs with the rest of the Qubes system. They contain several components than can be enabled or disabled during installation:
- **Shared components (required)** - common libraries used by QWT components
- **Qubes Core Agent** - qrexec agent and services. Needed for proper integration with Qubes
- **Qubes GUI Agent** - video driver and GUI agent that enable the seamless GUI mode that integrates windows apps onto the common Qubes trusted desktop (currently only for Windows 7)
- **Disable UAC** - User Account Control may interfere with QWT and doesn't really provide any additional benefits in Qubes environment
- **Clipboard sender/receiver** - Support for [secure clipboard copy/paste](https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/copy-paste/) between the Windows VM and other AppVMs
- **File sender/receiver** - Support for [secure file exchange](https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/copying-files/) between the Windows VM and other AppVMs
- **Copy/Edit in Disposable VM** - Support for editing files in DisposableVMs as well as for `qvm-run` and generic `qrexec` for the Windows VM (e.g. ability to run custom service within/from the Windows VM)
- **Audio** - Audio support requires R4.1 and is available even without QWT installation if `qvm-features audio-model` is set as `ich6`
- **Xen PV drivers** - drivers for the virtual hardware exposed by Xen for Windows that increase performance compared to QEMU emulated devices and are required for attaching USB devices
- Base Xen PV Drivers (required): paravirtual bus and interface drivers
- Xen PV Disk Drivers: paravirtual storage drivers
- Xen PV Network Drivers: paravirtual network drivers
- Move user profiles: user profile directory (`C:\users`) is moved to VM's private disk backed by `private.img file` in `dom0` (useful mainly for HVM templates).
> **Note**: Xen PV disk drivers are not installed by default. This is because they seem to cause problems (BSOD = Blue Screen Of Death). We're working with upstream devs to fix this. *However*, the BSOD seems to only occur after the first boot and everything works fine after that. **Enable the drivers at your own risk** of course, but we welcome reports of success/failure in any case (backup your VM first!). With disk PV drivers absent `qvm-block` will not work for the VM, but you can still use standard Qubes inter-VM file copying mechanisms. On the other hand, the Xen PV drivers allow USB device access even without QWT installation if `qvm-features stubdom-qrexec` is set as `1`
That script worked for me, but for some reason the Windows VMs tend to get corrupted after a while…
Remember to select “seamless mode” in case you want to see the standard Windows desktop!
Won’t work for OP’s case - they said they’re using Windows 10 and seamless mode is not available there.