How to Upgrade VirtualBox on Windows 10

In this article, we will examine the steps for upgrading Oracle VM VirtualBox to the latest version on Windows, Linux or macOS operating systems.

How to Upgrade VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Update / Upgrade VirtualBox on Windows PC

Oracle VM VirtualBox software allows you to run operating systems such as Windows, Linux, MacOS on your physical computer.

With the VirtualBox software, you can create new virtual machines and run multiple virtual machines on a single computer. If you are an IT worker, you can have a lot of knowledge about this program. If you have not installed VirtualBox before, you can run it on the operating system you are using from the following links.

It is strongly recommended that you install this update when a new update is released for the Oracle VM VBox program you are using. Because VirtualBox is always a developed virtualization solution. Oracle VM update process consists of a few steps.

Before updating VirtualBox, you should check your Internet connection and do not take any action on your computer while downloading the new version.

How to Update Oracle VM VirtualBox from 5.0 to 6.0 (Latest Version)

NOTE: You can easily update your current VirtualBox program to version 6.0.10 by following the steps in this article.

There are 2 different methods available for upgrading Oracle software version. These methods include;

  • You can completely remove the it from your system and then install it cleanly after downloading the new version.
  • After running VirtualBox, you can download the new version for the program and update it with the Check for Updates option.

In this article, we will upgrade Oracle program installed on Windows system. And then, we’ll update the Extension Pack for VirtualBox.

   Step 1

Run Oracle VM VirtualBox from the Windows menu.

Run Oracle VM VirtualBox to Upgrade

   Step 2

Click on the File menu and then click Check for Updates.

Check for Updates

   Step 3

Checking for a new version of Oracle VBox…

Checking for a new version of VirtualBox

   Step 4

A new version is available for VBox and you can click on the link below to download the new version.

Downloading VirtualBox New Version

   Step 5

Oracle VM 5.1.30 is being downloaded via the Internet…

Downloading VirtualBox New Version

   Step 6

After downloading 5.1.30 to your computer, click on the OK button to close the Information window.

Downloading VirtualBox Updated Version

   Step 7

Now close the program.

Closing the Program to Upgrade

   Step 8

Run the downloaded 5.1.30 version as an administrator.

Running as Administrator

   Step 9

In the Oracle VM VBox 5.1.30 Setup window, click Next to continue with the installation.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Setup Wizard

   Step 10

In the Custom Setup window, leave the default settings and click Next.

Custom Setup

   Step 11

In the shortcut creation window, click Next to continue.

Custom Setup

   Step 12

The following window informs you that your network connection will be temporarily disconnected. Click Yes to continue.

Warning: Network Interfaces

   Step 13

After making the necessary settings for the update, click the Install button to start the installation.

Ready to Install

   Step 14

Copying new files…

Copying new files...

   Step 15

Oracle VM update has been successfully completed! Click the Finish button to run it.

Start it after installation

How to Upgrade Extension Pack in Windows 10

You may encounter an extension pack update as soon as you open the program. It will download the Extension Pack and install the necessary files for updating.

Follow the steps to update Extension Pack in order…

   Step 1

The Question window informs you that you have an older Extension Pack version. o download the Extension Pack latest version, Click the Download button.

Update Extension Pack

   Step 2

It is reported the file size for Extension Pack. Click the Download button again to continue downloading it.

Download Extension Pack

   Step 3

Downloading new Extension Pack for Oracle VM VBox…

Downloading VBox Extension Pack

   Step 4

Extension Pack 5.1.30 has downloaded from VirtualBox site. To build the Extension Pack, click on the Install button.

Installing VBox Extension Pack

   Step 5

Click the Upgrade button now.

Upgrade Extension Pack

   Step 6

In the License window, click on the I Agree button to accept the license agreement.

VirtualBox License

   Step 7

The steps to build Extension Pack has completed successfully! Click the OK button to close the information window.

VirtualBox - Information

   Step 8

Click the Delete button to delete the downloaded files.

Delete the File

   Step 9

After you have successfully completed the update steps, click the Help / About button to check the version. You can see that the program has updated from the following image.

VirtualBox Version

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   Final Word

In this article, we have updated VirtualBox to the latest version on Windows PC to the new version. And finally, we’ve updated the VBox Extension Pack for hardware devices like USB, Display. Thanks for following us!

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