Installing the QEMU Virtual Disk Utility


The purpose of this page is to assist in installing the QEMU Image utility.

Many VM environments such as MS Azure, Google Cloud and others support only certain disk formats. The QEMU image utility can be used to convert between disk image types.


  • Access to a supported command line environment such as Windows, Linux or Apple OSX.

What’s covered in this guide

Installing the QEMU Image utility

To install QEMU under Mac OSX.

brew install qemu

To install QEMU under Windows

  1. Navigate to and select Windows.
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit
  3. Download and run the qemu-*setup*.exe file and follow the prompts.