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In "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Virtualization Host Configuration and Guest Installation Guide" in chapter 10.1 "Installing the KVM Windows para-virtualized drivers" it says:

The virtio-win package contains the para-virtualized block and network drivers for all supported Windows guest virtual machines. The virtio-win package can be found here in RHN

Alas, RHN is a premium feature of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Are virtio drivers available on CentOS?

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Yes, you can download the drivers from the upstream KVM project.

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As @Michael Hampton pointed out, you can download the drivers from the offsite. The RPM is just a wrapper around a set of .vfd and .iso files, containing the drivers, it doesn't do anything on the host besides copying those files so they are available. In short, you don't really need the RPM.

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