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In order for your Windows machine to successfully boot up on KVM hypervisor, you must enable in the nova.conf file the kvm virtualization(on your compute kvm node): libvirt_type=kvm

The Windows image you use must contain the VirtIO drivers for kvm, in order to properly recognize the disk drives and the network cards. The drivers can be downloaded from

A good tutorial with code on how to create a Windows image can be found here:

I hope it helps.