In this article, we will install Windows Vista step by step with virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows PC.
How to Setup Windows Vista in Oracle VM on Windows 10
Installing Windows Vista with Oracle VM software, a virtualization program, is simple and easy.
With any virtualization program on your physical computer, you can run and use operating systems like Windows, Linux or Macintosh as a virtual computer. One of the most commonly used programs is Oracle VirtualBox.
VirtualBox software is a very flexible virtualization software and is also free. With Oracle VM VirtualBox, we have already installed Windows 10, 8.1 operating systems.
In this article, after creating a new machine using VBox, we will install the Win Vista ISO file by adding it to the machine. In addition, by installing the VM Guest Additions, we will enable the drag and drop feature between the Guest machine and the Host physical computer and be able to use VM as full screen.
NOTE: You can install Microsoft Windows Vista using the Oracle VM VBox 6.0.10 version by following the steps in this article.
How to Install Windows Vista in Virtual Machine
After installing VirtualBox on the Windows 10 operating system, install a new machine and then download the Win Vista ISO file from the bottom of the article to your computer.
Then, follow the steps to install Microsoft Win Vista machine setup in order.
Run the Oracle VM VBox program and click the New button below to create a new virtual machine.
When the virtual machine creation window opens, specify the name and version of the VM you are going to install. Then click the Next button to continue.
For a virtual machine, it would be sufficient to specify a 2 GB (2048) RAM size. After setting the virtual machine RAM value, click on the Next button.
To create a new virtual hard disk for the VM, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.
As the hard disk file type, select VBox Disk Image (VDI) as recommended by VBox and click on the Next button.
For the virtual machine disk performance, it is a good idea to create the hdd size as Fixed. Configure the HDD size as Fixed Size and click the Next button.
Also, storing the virtual machine HDD file on an external USB HDD will increase performance. Continue by clicking the Create button to create the HDD size as 25 GB.
Creating a Virtual Hard Disk on a Win Vista virtual machine…
After creating the virtual machine for Win Vista, click on the Right Button / Settings on the virtual machine.
In the Settings window, click Storage in the left pane, and then click Choose Virtual Optical Disk File to add the Vista ISO file that you downloaded from the Optical Drive.
Select the ISO file for WinVista Ultimate SP2 32-64bit operating system and click the Open button.
Close the settings window by clicking on the OK button.
Click the Start button to start the virtual machine setup.
Press Enter on the Win Vista x64 Setup option on the Windows Boot Manager.
Select the operating system language setting, time format, and keyboard layout, then click Next.
Click Install Now to start the installation.
Select the operating system version you want to install and click Next.
To accept the Windows Vista system license agreement, select I accept the license terms and click Next to proceed with the installation.
Continue with Custom (Advanced) in the Installation Types window.
Format the hard disk you created for the virtual machine, and create a new partition. Then click the Next button.
Preparing operating system files…
Setup will restart the virtual machine after copying the required files.
Do not press any key on the following screen and wait for a while.
Completing Windows Vista virtual machine setup…
Type your user name and click on the Next button.
Type your computer name for the Windows Vista virtual machine and click Next to continue the installation.
You can open Windows updates automatically in the following window.
Specify your operating system time zone and click Next.
Once you have successfully completed the installation, click Finish to continue.
Checking your computer’s performance settings…
Opening Windows Vista desktop…
How to Install Guest Additions in Windows Vista
After installing the virtual machine Guest Additions on Oracle VBox, you can use the virtual machine as a full screen and also share files between your computer and the virtual machine.
Follow the steps below to install Guest Additions to Win Vista.
To set up Win Vista Guest Additions, click on the Devices menu and then click on Insert Guest Additions CD image…
After the Guest Additions CD image is imported, click Run VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe to run the application.
In the Oracle VM VBox Guest Additions setup window, click Next button.
Leave the location as default and click Next.
Click on the Install button to start installing Guest Additions to Win Vista.
Check Always trust software from “Oracle Corporation” option and click the Install button.
After completing the Guest Additions installation for Win Vista, restart the virtual machine.
After restarting the virtual machine, you can use it as a full screen.
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In this article, we have performed the Windows Vista installation step by step using the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program on the Windows 10 operating system. We also installed guest additions for the Win Vista virtual machine. Thanks for following us!