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Boot from ISO

Start the virtual machine. If you do nothing, you'll get an interactive shell. If this is the first time you start a virtual machine, you get the "Auto capture keyboard" and "mouse pointer integration" messages. Read them and then tick the "Do not show this message again" checkboxes.

Close the window and choose "Power off the machine". Start the virtual machine again and quickly click into the window at the "Press any key..." prompt, so it gets the focus, and press Enter. Be fast!

The Windows installer should start.

Bypass checks

Press Shift F10 to open up a command prompt. Typ "regedit" and press Enter The registry editor opens.

Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup", right-click on the "Setup" key and select "New -> Key". Give this key the name "LabConfig" (be aware: qwerty!)

Select "New -> DWORD (32-bit)". Give this "Value" the name "BypassTPMCheck". Doubleclick on this value and change the "Value data" of 0 to 1. Do the same for "“BypassRAMCheck” and "BypassSecureBootCheck". Compare with the screenshot below. Close the registry editor and command prompt windows.

Time and currency format

Dutch (Belgium). Keyboard or input method: “Belgian (Period).

Install now

Notice, you also have a "repair" option here... Choose "Install now".

Activation (depends)

The presence or absence of the "Windows activation" screen during the installation of Windows 11 22H2 can depend on various factors. If you get this screen, choose "I don't have a product key". If not, proceed to the next step.

Select OS (depends)

The presence or absence of the "Select the operating system you want to install" screen during the installation of "Windows 11 22H2" can depend on various factors. If you get this screen, choose "Windows 11 Pro". If not, proceed to the next step.

License agreement

Accept.

Type of installation

Select “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)".

Installation location & partitioning

There are no partitions yet. Click "next".

Installing

Grab a coffee.

The VM reboots for the first time. Virtual UEFI/BIOS won't boot of the ISO image, as it finds a Windows installation on the virtual harddrive.

The VM reboots for the second time.

Configuration

Personal preference here. I select "Belgium".

Personal preference here. I select "Belgian (Period)".

Select "Skip".

Bypass internet connection

At this moment, we do not have an active internet connection (NAT network, no static IP address yet). Microsoft want to push us for a "Microsoft account". We don't want that. Press Shift F10 for a command prompt. Typ "oobe\bypassnro" (attention: the letter "o" and not the number "0") and press Enter

The virtual machine reboots and the OOBE (out-of-the-box-experience) restarts. Unfortunately, you have to choose the correct region (Belgium) and keyboard layout - Belgium(period) - again. Also skip the extra keyboard layout again. You will get an extra option "I don't have internet".

Select "Continue with limited setup".

Account

Create user "guru".

Create and acknowlege password "guru".

Security question1: "Doggy" ;-)

Security question2: "Wevelgem".

Security question3: "IT dude" ;-)

Finishing

Location based services: "No".

Find my device: "No".

Diagnostic data: "Required only".

Inking & typing: "No".

Tailored experiences: "No".

Advertising ID: "No".

Installing...

Done! Notice, that there is no "full screen" possible yet. Later on, we'll install the "virtualbox guest additions" for that.