In this article, we will examine how to update or upgrade Oracle VM VirtualBox to the latest version, which allows you to create new virtual machines using virtualization technology on Windows 10 64 Bit and install one of the Windows, Linux, or macOS operating systems on them.
How to Upgrade Oracle VM VirtualBox to Latest Version on Windows 10
Oracle VM VirtualBox allows you to run operating systems such as Windows, Linux, or macOS on your physical computer virtually independently of your host system. With this virtualization program, you can create new virtual machines and run multiple virtual computers on a single computer.
If you are a home user or working in the IT department, you have already installed this program on your computers and created a new virtual machine.
You can download and start using Oracle VM VirtualBox free of charge. This software, which is widely used in virtualization solutions, is constantly being developed and updated by Oracle.
When a new update is released for the VirtualBox software you are using, it is recommended to install this update for system stability in guest operating systems.
Two different methods can be used to upgrade VirtualBox. These methods are;
You can completely remove VirtualBox from your system and do a clean install after downloading its new version.
After running the VirtualBox program, you can download and update the new version of the program with the Check for Updates option.
After upgrading VirtualBox to the latest version, you also need to update the Extension Pack software to get more performance from guest machines.
How to Update Oracle Virtualization Software
Regardless of the version of VirtualBox installed on your computer, you can follow the steps in this article to install the new version on your computer.
After running your virtualization software, click Check for Updates from the File menu.
After checking a new VirtualBox version, click on the link where you can download the program in the information window.
Wait while the current version of VirtualBox is downloaded to your computer.
After downloading the setup file, click OK to close the information window.
Next, close the Oracle virtualization software.
Go to the location where you downloaded the program and run the setup file as an administrator, and then click Run to confirm the running of the file on your system.
Click Next when the Oracle VM setup wizard opens.
If there is a feature that you do not want to install in the custom installation window, you can change it. Click Next if you want to install all the features of the software.
Click Next to configure the start menu and desktop shortcut from the features to be installed, or to configure all the features selected by default.
In the Warning: Network Interfaces window, it is reported that your network connection will be temporarily interrupted. If a program using the Internet is not running or you are not downloading any files, click the Yes button.
After making the necessary settings, click the Install button to start the installation.
Wait while VirtualBox updates to the latest version.