How to Create Virtual Machine in Oracle VM VirtualBox

In this article, we will examine the steps to create a new VM on the Oracle VM VirtualBox installed on the Windows 10 operating system.

How to Create Virtual Machine in Oracle VM VirtualBox

How to Configure Virtual Machine in Oracle VM VirtualBox

Before installing a operating system with the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program, we need to create a new VM.

Creating the virtual machine with Oracle VM software is the most important step. Because the disk structure and size are important. For example, if you plan to install Windows 10 system, you should first create a new VM after you open VirtualBox.

Steps to create a VM with VBox are quite simple and easy. We recommend that you always choose Fixed in the Disk structure options with any virtualization program. Because you will get more performance increase than the operating system you will install. Especially if you install on a USB 3.0 external disk or SSD disk, you can get even more performance.

If you haven’t already installed VirtualBox on your computer, you can check out our article called How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 10.

NOTE: You can also create a new virtual computer with VirtualBox 6.0.4 on your Windows, Linux or macOS computer by following the steps in this article.

How to Build a New Virtual Machine to Install a Windows, Linux Operating System

When you create virtual pc according to the operating system you will install in VirtualBox program, after typing the name of the operating system, the system type automatically determines in the version section and the hardware adjust according to that system.

   Step 1

To create a new VM, open the VBox program and click on the New button as shown below.

Creating a New VM in VirtualBox

   Step 2

If you are going to run the operating system in this window, type the name of the operating system and select the operating system version from the version. Then click the Next button.

Selecting Operating System Type and Version

   Step 3

The VirtualBox RAM size for the operating system you are going to install is recommended. If you want to increase the amount of RAM, you can increase this value. If your computer has 8 GB of RAM, you can choose 4 GB for trial purposes here.

Configuring RAM for Virtual Machine

   Step 4

In this window, if you have previously created a Hard Disk, you can add it to the program by selecting Use an existing virtual disk file and selecting the location of the file.

If you are creating a VM for the first time with VBox, you need to select Create a virtual hard disk now as shown in the following image.

After the settings in here completed, go on by clicking the Create button.

Create a New Virtual Hard Disk

   Step 5

In the Hard disk types window, VDI (VBox Disk Image) is selected by default. We will explain the differences between the types of hard disks in our later articles.

Select the VDI format selected by default for VM performance and click Next.

VDI (VBox Disk Image)

   Step 6

We are the most important step in creating a VM in Oracle software. Because the setting you choose here will significantly affect your performance.

If you select Dynamically allocated, disc creation for the VM will not take much time and your disk will be created immediately. During an operating system setup, the virtual hard disk will automatically increase in size if your virtual machine needs a disk.

If you select Fixed Size, it will create a disk of the size you want and at a location you specify. As we mentioned before, the setting here will increase your machine performance.

Storage on Physical Hard Disk

   Step 7

For Windows 10 VM, you can change the disk size in this window, and you can improve performance by installing it on an external hard disk or SSD.

VM File Location and Size

   Step 8

In this article, we are saving the VM disk file to an external disk.

Saving Virtual Machine to Physical Disk

   Step 9

Once you have set the Oracle VBox VM installation location and disk size, click on the Create button.

File Location and Size

   Step 10

The disk is being created for the VM.

Creating Storage

   Step 11

Disk creation may take some time. Once you have created the VM on VirtualBox, you need the ISO setup file to install the Windows 10 operating system on it. You can download your computer from the bottom of the article.

To specify the ISO file, click Settings on the VM.

Virtual Machine Settings

   Step 12

In the Microsoft Win VM settings window, click Storage.

VirtualBox - Storage

   Step 13

Click on Empty in the Storage area and select the Win10 ISO file location by clicking on the right-hand side.

Adding ISO File to VM

   Step 14

Select the Windows 10 ISO file.

Selecting ISO

   Step 15

When you select the ISO file for the VM, it should look like the following image. Click the OK button to close the window.

Close VM Settings

   Step 16

You can now install Windows 10 on Oracle VM VBox …

Starting Virtual Machine

How to Create a Virtual PC Step by Step ⇒ Video

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   Final Word


In this article, we have created a new machine on the Oracle VM VBox and we have specified how to add the ISO file to the operating system setup. Thanks for following us!

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