Fixing PCI passthrough Windows 10 VM boot issues

Windows 10 booting, showing only the Windows 10 logo and no spinners or any other loading indication

Over time, I’ve encountered various issues with booting my Windows 10 VM that’s accelerated using PCI-passthrough, VirtIO etc. I believe some of the boot issues to be unique to that kind of setup, and have not always easily found solutions to these problems online, so I wanted to document my experiences for the benefit of others.

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Welcome to my little website. Currently it mainly houses a portfolio with some of the projects I’ve been involved in (it’s not an exhaustive list), and then this blog. In case you’re interested in the technicalities: I chose WordPress because it’s a mature blogging system, but wanted to use Django for my portfolio… So, in …