How to Install VirtualBox 6.1.2 on Windows 10

In this article, we will install Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.2, which allows you to install and run virtual machines on Windows 10 PC / Laptop.

How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.2 on Windows PC

Oracle VM VBox can be run easily on many systems. In this article, we will examine how to set up VirtualBox on Windows 10 computers.

Before installing the virtual machine software a Microsoft system, for more information about this software check out the What is VBox Virtualization. VBox is a virtualization program as you know, and with this program, you can build many new virtual operating systems on your physical computer.

After installing Oracle software on Microsoft Windows 10 OS 64-bit/32-bit, you only need to obtain the ISO files of Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems.

Setting up VBox on the operating systems is very easy. There is no setup difference between the continuously developed versions of VBox and as a result, after downloading each new version to your computer, you can follow the steps below to set up the virtual machine software and Extension Pack.

We can now move on to the steps of setting up VirtualBox. VBox program also requires an Extension Pack to use hardware resources more efficiently. After installing it, we will also build the Extension Pack.

How to Use Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.2 in PC

This is a maintenance release. The following items have been corrected and/or added:

  • Virtualization kernel: Fixed performance issue on Windows XP guests on AMD hosts
  • Virtualization kernel: consistent IBRS / IBPB CPUID feature reporting prevents NetBSD 9.0 RC1 installer crash
  • GUI: update of runtime information fixed
  • GUI: Do not show the “2D video acceleration” checkbox if it is meaningless for the selected graphics adapter in the display settings
  • Audio: Fixed audio input processing when VRDE is enabled
  • Audio: Fixed crash on HDA emulation when using multi-speaker configurations
  • Storage: Fixed use of encrypted disks containing snapshots
  • Storage: increase virtio-scsi performance
  • Storage: Read-only support for compressed clusters in QCOW2 images
  • Windows installer: re-add vbox-img.exe utility left unintentionally
  • Windows host: when installing or uninstalling an extension package, sometimes try the failed directory rename process (usually caused by antivirus software accessing the directory)
  • Linux host: Support Linux 5.5 (no guest additions yet)
  • Windows guest: Accelerate 2D video decoding (scaling and color space conversion) if VM 3D is enabled to use VBoxSVGA when enabled
  • Windows guest: Fix guest add-ons installer to reliably upgrade mouse filter driver
  • Windows guest: Try to restore the original Direct3D files when removing old Guest Additions with 3D support enabled
  • Linux guest: Improve resizing and multi-monitor processing for VMs using VMSVGA (known issue: disabling “in the middle” monitor, causing confusion)

You can check out Changelog for more information about the innovations.

To configure and use VBox on your computer, follow the instructions below.

   Step 1

To download VirtualBox 6.1.2 for Microsoft Win 10 first, visit and click Download button as in the image below.

Download VirtualBox 6.0 for Windows

   Step 2

If the operating system type you are using is Win10, click on Windows Hosts to start the download.

Windows Hosts

   Step 3

After downloading the setup file to your computer, click on the file with the .exe extension as Right Button / Administrator.

After the setup wizard opens, click Next.

VirtualBox 6.0 Setup Wizard

   Step 4

In the Custom Setup window, leave it as default as you see in the image below and click Next.

VirtualBox Custom Setup

   Step 5

To create a desktop shortcut and quick launch shortcut for software, tick the options in the bottom image and click Next.

Desktop and Start Menu Shortcut Creation for VirtualBox

   Step 6

It is reported that your network settings will be disconnected for a short period of time. Click Yes to continue the setup of the program.

Warning: Network Interfaces

   Step 7

Click Install to start the VirtualBox setup.

Starting VirtualBox 6.0 Setup

   Step 8

After the process is complete, select the option below to run the program and click Finish.

Running VirtualBox 6.0

   Step 9

After you run the virtual machine program, you can check the version from Help / About as follows.

VirtualBox 6.0

How to Add Extension Pack 6.1

Once you have successfully installed the virtualization software on your system, the first thing you need to do is add the Ext Pack. You can transfer files between the Guest machines and your host by using drag and drop. You can also use the running VMs in full-screen mode.

Follow the steps below to add Driver Pack.

   Step 1

To download it, click on All supported platforms as in the image below.

Ext Pack 6.0 Download

   Step 2

You can see that the additional software you downloaded to your computer is green. Double click on the file to start the setup, then click Install as in the image below.

Installing Ext Pack 6.0

   Step 3

After setup of the ext package completed, click OK and close the information window.

Installing Driver Pack 6.0

   Step 4

After adding the Driver Pack for VBox, click File / Preferences and then Extensions to check the version. You can see the version in the program interface as in the image below.

Installing Driver Pack 6.0


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How to Use the VirtualBox Application

On a desktop/laptop computer that supports virtualization, you can create a new virtual machine using this application and install a Windows, Linux and even macOS on it.

After you create a new virtual machine, all you have to do is add the ISO file to your virtual computer and start the installation.

You can easily back up the virtual hard disk you created to another portable disc so you can use it again later.

To create a virtual machine on your computer, you can browse our article here.

How to Run VirtualBox 5.x on Win 10/8./8.1/7/XP

You can also set up VirtualBox 5.2.16 and 5.2.17 by following the steps below…

   Step 1

First, you need to download this software to your computer. Visit and download it by clicking on the Windows hosts for the Windows platform option.

Installing VirtualBox 5.x

   Step 2

Right-click on the VirtualBox setup file and then click Run as administrator.

Run as Administrator

   Step 3

Continue by clicking the Next button in the Setup Wizard window.

Oracle VM Setup Wizard

   Step 4

All features will be installed by default in the program properties setup window. Leave these options as they are and click on the Next button.

Custom Setup

   Step 5

In the shortcuts window, you can continue by simply selecting the option if you want to leave a shortcut on the desktop.

Custom Setup

   Step 6

The Network Interfaces window informs you that the network feature will reset your network. Continue by clicking Yes option.

Warning: Network Interfaces

   Step 7

Click the Install button to start the setup.

Ready to Install

   Step 8

Wait while configuring the program …

Oracle VirtualBox 5.x

   Step 9

To use USB devices on your computer, you need to build additional software such as the following. If you encounter a screen like the one below, continue by clicking the Install button.

Would you like to install this device software?

   Step 10

The process to configure VBox software on Win 10 has been successfully completed. You can start the program by clicking the Finish button.

Start Virtual Machine Program

How to Setup Extension Pack

After completing the steps to configure VBox on Win10 64 Bit, we need to add the Extension Pack to make hardware devices such as USB more capable and more efficient.

You can still download it from your its website. In Step 1 above, download it from All Supported Platforms.

   Step 1

After you download the VM Driver Pack software to your computer, it will be a green color as shown in the following image. Double-click Ext Pack or click the right/open button to begin the setup.

Open Extension Pack Software

   Step 2

When installing the Driver Package, you will encounter a problem similar to the following. Click on the Install button to confirm it.

Install Extension Pack Software

   Step 3

Continue accepting the agreement at the License window.

Accept License Agreement

   Step 4

The installation of the Driver Pack has complete. Click OK to continue.

Close Info Window

   Step 5

After setting up the virtualization application in Microsoft Win10, you can see from the image below that it is the latest version of the program.

VBox 5.x Version


To setup VBox on Windows operating system, you can watch the following video and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

   Final Word

In this article, we have implemented the steps to configure VirtualBox. In our next tutorial, we will set up the operating systems using VirtualBox. Thanks for following us!

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