How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

In this article, we will install Microsoft Windows 10 on a virtual machine using the Oracle VM VirtualBox program.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

How to Setup Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

In our previous articles, we have discussed What is Oracle VirtualBox. And then we have talked about How to Create Virtual Machine in VirtualBox. After creating a virtual machine with VirtualBox, we can now build a virtual operating system. We will run RedStone 64 Bit system as the operating system. You can download the Windows 10 ISO file at the bottom of the typing computer.

We will continue by creating a new virtual machine again for convenience. For Microsoft Win 10, we will back up our drive to an external disk by selecting Fixed Size on our VM setup. Thus, both our computer’s storage space will not reduce and we will provide an important increase in performance.

NOTE: You can install Windows 10 on your computer using VirtualBox 6.0.10 by following the steps in this article.

How to Create a New Virtual Machine with Oracle VirtualBox

With VirtualBox, we will create a new virtual machine before going to Win 10 installation. Follow the steps below to install a new VM.

   Step 1

Open the Oracle VirtualBox software and click the New button as shown below. In the Create VM window, type Windows 10 as the operating system name. If the 64 bit option for the operating system is not set in the version section, select the Win 10 64 Bit option manually.

Once you have configured the settings listed here, click Next to continue.

Creating a New Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

   Step 2

When installing a new virtual machine, you should evaluate the hardware properties of your physical computer. Because if you determine more RAM than VM value, you can force your computer.

So if you have 8 GB of RAM and you want to run a single VM, you can choose 4 GB on this screen for testing purposes.

For the Win10 VM, 4 GB of RAM is enough. Click the Next button for the next setting.

Configuring RAM Size in VirtualBox

   Step 3

In this step, we will create a new HDD for the Win 10 VM. If you have already created a virtual HDD as Fixed Size, you can continue by selecting Use Existing Virtual Hard Disk File to show the location of the HDD.

It is always useful to create a new virtual hard disk. Select the Create a virtual hard disk option now and then click the Create button.

Creating VM in Oracle Software

   Step 4

HDD types will be discussed later in detail. But to be honest, this hard disk type that VirtualBox marks by default is the most efficient type.

Select the VirtualBox Disk Image (VDI) option for the Windows 10 VM and click Next.

VirtualBox Disk Image (VDI)

   Step 5

As mentioned earlier, we always told you to create a virtual HDD as Fixed Size to get more performance than virtual machines.

Select the Fixed Size option for the VM and click Next to continue.

Configuring HDD as Fixed Size

   Step 6

After configuring 28 GB HDD space for installation, save the virtual hard disk you have configured as Fixed Size to the portable disk.

Configuring HDD Location and Size

   Step 7

It may take some time to allocate as much virtual HDD as indicated in this step.

Creating Virtual Hard Disk

   Step 8

Power a virtual machine after creating a new virtual machine for Windows 10. After that, all you have to do is insert the ISO file into the VM. To do so, click the Settings / Storage / Empty / CD icon. Then click on Add image file from the window that opens.

If you do not have an ISO file and have only CD / DVD installation media, you can install the operating system with the installation media.

Adding ISO File to Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

   Step 9

After adding the Win 10 ISO file to the VM, close the window by clicking on the OK button.

VirtualBox Storage

How to Run Windows 10 in Virtual Machine

Up to this step, we have created a new virtual machine for the Win 10 operating system. Now we’ll install Windows 10 on it step by step.

   Step 1

To start the Win10 installation, click the Start button on the VBox.

Starting VM for Installation

   Step 2

Starting Win10 installation in VirtualBox VM …

Starting Microsoft Windows 10

   Step 3

On Win 10 RedStone 64 Bit installation screen, configure the language, keyboard and time settings of the operating system.

Windows 10 Setup Screen

   Step 4

Click Install Now to start the installation.

Install Now

   Step 5

Starting Windows 10 installation…

Setup is Starting...

   Step 6

You can select which version of the Windows operating system you want to install. But we recommend you to choose Windows 10 Enterprise.

Choosing a Windows Version

   Step 7

Accept the Windows 10 license agreement and click the Next button to proceed to the next step.

Microsoft Windows 10 License Agreement

   Step 8

Windows setup is asking to us which type of installation do you want. If you want to upgrade to an older operating system from Win10, you can choose the above option.

Continue by selecting the option below to perform a clean installation of Win 10.

Which type of installation do you want?

   Step 9

You can see the HDD size specified for the machine in the HDD partitioning. Click HDD and click New.

Where do you want to install Windows?

   Step 10

Then click the Apply button to create the HDD space.

Unallocated Space

   Step 11

It is reported that additional partitions will be created in the HDD partitioning process of the Windows operating system. Click the OK button to close the window.

Additional Partitions

   Step 12

After you select HDD Partition 2, click Next button.

Disk 0 Partition 2

   Step 13

Preparing files for installation …

Getting Files Ready for Installation

   Step 14

The VM will restart after setup has copied all the files.

Windows needs to restart to continue

   Step 15

After restarting the installation of Microsoft 10 on the machine, you will see the following transmission. Do not press any keys in this step.

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD

   Step 16

Preparing devices …

Getting Devices Ready

   Step 17

Installing additional features for the operating system …

Installing Additional Components

   Step 18

Continue by clicking Use Quick Settings on the customization screen.

Use Express Settings

   Step 19

Setting Windows settings …

Just a moment

   Step 20

The installation of Microsoft Win 10 on VirtualBox is almost complete.

We're happy you're here

   Step 21

Installing Microsoft Win 10 updates …

Getting critical updates

   Step 22

The following image shows a situation where most people are confused in the Win10 installation. If you are not a qualified IT employee, click Join a local Active Directory Domain.

Join a local Active Directory Domain

   Step 23

Click Next to continue.

Choose how you'll connect

   Step 24

Type the username you will use for the Win 10 operating system and click on the Next button.

Create an account for this PC

   Step 25

If you want to use Cortana on your system, click the Use Cortana button. If you do not want to use it, click the Not Now button and continue with the installation.

Meet Cortana

   Step 26

Completing the Win10 installation process on the virtual machine in Oracle VM VirtualBox …

Preparing Windows 10 Desktop

   Step 27

Microsoft operating system is opening …

Windows 10 Welcome Screen

How to Install Guest Additions in Windows 10

After successfully completing the installation steps, we came to the most important steps for VirtualBox. If you do not install Guest Additions, your Windows 10 virtual machine will not run at full performance and you will not be able to use devices such as USB 3.0.

Also, as you can see in the image below, the virtual machine is not automatically resized even though I make the VirtualBox window full screen. We can solve such problems only by setting up the VirtualBox guest additions.

   Step 1

To set up the Guest Additions on VM in VirtualBox, click on the Devices menu.

Windows 10 is Ready

   Step 2

When the Devices menu is open, click Insert Guest Additions CD Image.

Insert Guest Additions CD Image

   Step 3

After adding the Guest Additions CD image to the computer, launch Run VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe to start the installation.

Run VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe

   Step 4

Continue by saying Yes to Win10 user security check.

Allow the Software

   Step 5

Click Next on the Oracle VM VBox Guest Additions 5.1.26 installation screen.

Guest Additions Setup Wizard

   Step 6

Continue without changing the installation location.

Choose Install Location

   Step 7

Click the Install button to install the guest additions.

Choose Components

   Step 8

Installing the Guest Additions …

Installing Guest Additions

   Step 9

Click the Install button in the security dialog window.

Install Oracle System Devices

   Step 10

After successfully installing VBox Guest Additions for the Win10 VM, you will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Reboot Now

   Step 11

After restarting your computer, it auto-resolves your full-screen problem.

Windows 10 Desktop

How to Setup Microsoft Windows 10 in PC ⇒ Video

You can watch the video below to install Windows 10 on a PC step by step, and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us.

   Final Word


In this article, we created a new virtual machine for the Windows installation in the virtualization program. After the installation of Win 10, we performed the installation of the Guest Additions needed by the VM. Thanks for following us!

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   Download Windows 10 ISO for VirtualBox

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