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Windows GPL-PV Drivers

What are GPL-PV Drivers

These open source drivers have been created to allow Windows virtual servers to better integrate with the Xen hypervisor storage and network components. When these drivers are installed on a Windows virtual server, running on a Xen host server significant performance improvements in both networking and storage (HDD and SSD) can be achieved.

More information can be found on the GPL-PV drivers here:

How do I know if my miniserver has GPL-PV drivers enabled?

In order to check whether your server is using the GPL-PV drivers you simply need to do the following:

  1. Login to your Windows Server
  2. Open the Control Panel
  3. Click on Programs
  4. Click on Program and Features

If the GPL-PV drivers are installed then you will see them listed in the list of installed programs. They will look like the following:

Windows Installed Programs GPL-PV Drivers Windows Installed Programs GPL-PV Drivers

Can I uninstall the GPL-PV drivers from my miniserver?

It is very important you do not attempt to uninstall these drivers as this could result in data-loss. If you wish to have GPL-PV drivers removed then please contact our support team. Please use this link to open a new support ticket.

Last updated 11 June 2015, 12:18 GMT