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Can you upload windows iso to google compute engine?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by waitier, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    I am wondering if it's at all possible to upload your own windows iso onto GCE?
     
  2. roguerabbit

    roguerabbit Regular Member

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    Doubt it. Will be against Windows ToS I think. Could be wrong though. Your own Iso could also contains stuff that can backdoor the server so I doubt they will allow it
     
  3. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    Legal issues aside. Still seeking for answer. I remember coming across someone who hosted custom image to be able to install from his server to my own server with a fee.

    Off the top of my head the possibilities of using them because of the 300$ credit with 60 days expiry. Of course I could go with their supplied windows but if i can load my own image i can push the spec to very high while still survive 60 days, for free.

    Ive seen tuts on vultr, but not sure if it can be done the same on GCE/AWS and the likes.

    Sidenote, I remember doing that on ovh and it was hell for me. I went through so much documentation i became crazy and now i completely forgot what i did. If GCE is using KVM, then doesn't this mean it's the same step everywhere that uses KVM?
     
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  4. lostandfound86

    lostandfound86 Newbie

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    Wow! This is interesting. Let's hope that computer wiz will drop by this thread and help us. I want to know, too!
     
  5. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    Still looking for answers.