Mastering Windows Virtualization on Oracle VM VirtualBox: A User-Friendly Tutorial


Hey there! Welcome to this awesome guide on how to Install VirtualBox on Windows 10. In this tutorial, we're gonna hold your hand and take you through all the necessary steps to get started with VirtualBox.

 It's an incredibly powerful virtualization software that lets you run not just one, but multiple operating systems on a single computer. How cool is that?

So, let's dive right in and make sure we grasp the nitty-gritty details of how to use VM VirtualBox. 

By the end of this tutorial, you'll be equipped with all the knowledge and skills you need to confidently navigate this virtual world. Are you excited? I sure am! Let's get this virtual party started.

Step 1. Download and Install VM VirtualBox.

Yo! So, to get started with VM VirtualBox, head over to the official VirtualBox website ( Go ahead and download the latest version of this awesome software that's suitable for your operating system.

Once the download is done, it's time to install VirtualBox. Open up the installer and simply follow the instructions provided in the super cool video below. It'll guide you step by step and make sure you're on the right track. Easy peasy, right?

So, let's get that download started and get VirtualBox up and running on your machine. Trust me, you're gonna love the virtual adventures that await you!

Step 2. Launch VM VirtualBox.

After the installation is complete, locate the VirtualBox icon on your desktop or in your applications folder and double-click to launch the program.

The VirtualBox Manager window will open, showing you a list of options to add a new Virtual Box machine.

Step 3: Create a New Virtual Machine on Oracle VM VirtualBox.

  • Open up VirtualBox Manager and locate the toolbar. Click on the "New" button.

  • Now, it's time to give your virtual machine a name. Choose a name that's clear and easy to identify.

  • Select the Windows operating system you want to install on your virtual machine. If you've already downloaded a specific version of Windows, go ahead and choose that.

  • Next, choose the appropriate version and architecture of the Windows operating system from the provided list. 

  • If you are thinking to install Windows versions then watch the video end of the article.
  • Click "Next" to proceed to the next step.
  • In this step, you'll need to enter a username and password for your virtual machine. Make sure to watch the video below for a better understanding. Remember, don't include any spaces in the hostname option.
  • Click "Next" to continue.
  • Now, it's time to allocate memory (RAM) to your virtual machine. Consider the requirements of the operating system you're installing as well as the available resources on your computer. 

  • You can adjust the slider or enter a specific value for the desired amount of memory.
  • Don't forget to choose the desired number of processors by adjusting the slider.
  • Click "Next" to proceed.
  • In the Hard Disk section, you have the option to create a new virtual hard disk or use an existing one. Choose the appropriate option based on your needs.
  • Click "Next" to continue.
  • Take a moment to review the settings you've chosen so far. Once you're satisfied, click on the "Create" button to create your virtual machine.
  • Now, you're all set to launch the virtual machine you've just created. Simply click on the "Start" button.

Step 4: Configuring Virtual Machine Settings in Oracle VM VirtualBox.

  • In the VirtualBox Manager window, select the virtual machine for which you want to configure the settings.
  • Select the Virtual Machine and Select settings on the right-hand side either.
  • Right-click on the virtual machine and select "Settings" from the context menu.
  • General Settings:
 - In the "General" tab, you can modify the name, operating system, and version of the virtual machine.

- You can also set the default folder for storing the virtual machine files ( Advanced tab). 

  •  System Settings:
- In the "System" tab, you can adjust the allocated memory (RAM) by moving the slider or entering a specific value in the Motherboard Option.

 - Enable or disable the virtualization options, such as PAE/NX, and nested virtualization. 

 - Hardware acceleration in Acceleration  Option.
  • Display Settings:
   - In the "Display" tab, you can adjust the video memory allocated to the virtual machine.

   - Set the graphics controller type and enable 2D or 3D acceleration if supported.

   - Adjust the screen resolution and monitor count.

  • Storage Settings:
- In the "Storage" tab, you can add, remove, or modify virtual storage devices, including hard disks, optical drives, and virtual floppy drives.

  - Add or remove ISO images as virtual optical disks for installing or booting from specific software or operating systems.

  • Audio Settings:
- In the "Audio" tab, you can enable or disable audio for the virtual machine.

 - Choose the audio controller type and adjust the audio input and output settings.

  • Network Settings:
- In the "Network" tab, you can configure the network adapters for the virtual machine.

  - Choose from different adapter types (NAT, Bridged, Internal, Host-only) and configure their settings. As per the settings I usually choose is Bridged option.

  • USB Settings:
- In the "USB" tab, you can enable or disable USB controller support for the virtual machine.

- Configure USB device filters to control which USB devices are automatically connected to the virtual machine.

  • Shared Folders:
- In the "Shared Folders" tab, you can define shared folders between the host and guest operating systems.

 - Add new shared folders, specify the folder path, and choose the access options.

  • After adjusting the desired settings, click "OK" to save the changes.
  • Congratulations! You have successfully configured the virtual machine settings in Oracle VM VirtualBox.

Step 5: Installing an Operating System in Oracle VM VirtualBox.

  • In the VirtualBox Manager window, select the virtual machine where you want to install the operating system Either,
  • You can click on the "Start" button in the toolbar to launch the virtual machine.
  • The virtual machine will start, and the Oracle VM VirtualBox window will appear.
  • Ensure that the virtual machine's optical drive is set to capture the host's optical drive or the ISO file you want to use.
  • Click on the "Start" button or double-click to begin the installation process.
  • The virtual machine will boot from the installation media, and you will see the operating system's installation screen.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions provided by the operating system's installation wizard. This will vary depending on the specific operating system you are installing.
  •  Specify the installation preferences, such as language, time zone, keyboard layout, etc.
  • Proceed with the installation by clicking on the "Next" or "Install" button.
  • Wait for the installation process to complete. This may take some time depending on the operating system and your computer's Hardware configuration you have selected on VM VirtualBox.
  • Once the installation is finished, the virtual machine will Start.
  • Log in to the newly installed operating system using the credentials provided during the installation process.
  • Congratulations! Your Virtual Machine is ready.

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