Use autounattend.xml files to install Windows 10/11

Windows Setup will automatically search for autounattend.xml files at various locations, including the root folders of each removable drive. Therefore, you do not need any third-party software – just follow these steps:

To install Windows from a DVD

  1. Fill out the form, then click the button.
  2. Copy the autounattend.xml file to the root folder of a USB drive and connect it to the computer.
  3. Boot from the DVD drive to begin the unattended installation.

To install Windows from a USB drive

  1. Fill out the form, then click the button.
  2. Copy the autounattend.xml file to the root folder of the USB drive that contains the Windows Setup files and connect it to the computer. (The autounattend.xml file will be located in the same folder as setup.exe.)
  3. Boot from the USB drive to begin the unattended installation.

To install Windows on a virtual machine in VMware Workstation

  1. Fill out the form, make sure to check Install VMware Tools, then click the button.
  2. Create your VM. If VMware uses Easy Install, detach autoinst.flp and/or autoinst.iso.
  3. Attach the following images to your VM as optical drives:
  4. Start the VM to begin the unattended installation.

To install Windows on a virtual machine in Oracle VirtualBox

  1. Fill out the form, make sure to check Install Oracle VirtualBox Guest Additions, then click the button.
  2. Create your VM.
  3. Attach the following images to your VM as optical drives:
  4. Start the VM to begin the unattended installation.

To install Windows on a virtual machine in Proxmox VE

  1. Fill out the form, make sure to check Install VirtIO Guest Tools and QEMU Guest Agent, then click the button.
  2. Upload these .iso files to Proxmox:
  3. Create your VM and configure its CD/DVD drives as follows:
  4. Start the VM to begin the unattended installation.