Windows 7 and Virtio Drivers - No signed drivers found for 0.1.185 and 0.1.190, or BSOD with 0.1.189?


Apr 3, 2018

I am trying to setup a new VM with Windows 7 under Proxmox. As per the wiki, I am attempting to install the following four drivers - balloon, NetKVM, virtioscsi and virtioserial.

However, I am having issues finding a Virtio driver version that actually works.

If I use virtio version 0.1.185 (stable version) - it says no signed drivers found:

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If I use virtio vgersion 0.1.190 (latest version) - it also says no signed drivers found.

However, if I use virtio version 0.1.189 - it is able to find and install the balloon driver but then a few seconds later, I get a BSOD:

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What do people suggest

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