Installation Assistant

Install from Windows

You will need

Your Tails

1 other Tails
DVD or USB

2 USB sticks
4 GB minimum
All data will be lost!
Why 2?

X

As it is currently impossible to install Tails directly from Windows, Linux, macOS, this scenario requires creating an intermediary Tails on a second USB stick. This intermediary Tails lacks important security and usability features.

1 USB stick
4 GB minimum
All data will be lost!

1 USB stick
4 GB minimum
All data will be lost!
Why?

X

It is currently impossible to manually upgrade a Tails USB stick while running from itself. This scenario requires creating an intermediary Tails on another USB stick, from which to upgrade your Tails.

1 DVD
All data will be lost!

2 hours 1½ hour ½ hour ¼ hour
1.2 GiB to download
1 hour to install ½ hour to install ½ hour to upgrade

a smartphone
another computer,
or a printer
to follow the instructions

Your steps

  1. First you will install an intermediary Tails on the first USB stick. burn an intermediary Tails on a DVD. install a Tails on your USB stick. restart on the other Tails. install and upgrade an intermediary Tails.

    ISO image downloaded and verified
    Download
    Computer restarted on USB stick on the left
    Restart
    ISO image installed on USB stick on the left
    Install
    Tails installed on USB stick on the left
    Install
    DVD inserted
    Install
    ISO image installed on USB stick on the left
    Upgrade
    Restart
  2. Then you will install the final Tails on the second USB stick. install the final Tails on your USB stick. install Tails on your USB stick. configure it. upgrade your Tails.

    Restart
    Tails installed on USB stick on the right
    Install Upgrade
    Tails installed on USB stick on the right
    Install
    Restart
    Encryption configured on USB stick on the right
    Configure
    Restart

Let's go!