How to install Multipass on Windows

See also: How to use Virtualbox in Multipass on Windows


Check prerequisites


Only Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, version 1803 (“April 2018 Update”) or later is currently supported. It’s due to the necessary version of Hyper-V only being available on those versions.


Multipass also supports using VirtualBox as a virtualization provider. You can download the latest version here.

Install, upgrade, uninstall

Download the latest installer from here. You can also get pre-release versions from our GitHub releases page - it’s the .exe file. Run the installer and it will guide you through the steps necessary. You will need to allow the installer to gain Administrator privileges.

You will need either Hyper-V enabled (only Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise), or VirtualBox installed.

To upgrade, just download the latest installer and run it.

You will be asked to uninstall the old version, and a second question about whether to remove all data when uninstalling. If you want to keep your instances, answer “No” (the default).


Now, to run normal Multipass commands, open either Command Prompt (cmd.exe) or PowerShell as a regular user. Use multipass version to check your version or multipass launch to create your first instance.

Multipass defaults to using Hyper-V as its virtualization provider. If you’d like to use VirtualBox, you can do so with:

multipass set local.driver=virtualbox

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