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 virtualization program.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

In our previous articles, we have discussed What is VirtualBox. And then we have talked about How to Create Virtual Machine in VirtualBox. After creating a virtual machine with VirtualBox, we can now install 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 6.0.4 by following the steps in this article.

How to Create a New Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

With Oracle VBox, 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 VM VirtualBox program and click the New button as shown below. In the Create Virtual Machine 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 to proceed to the next step.

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 HDD. Select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.

Creating VM in Oracle Software

   Step 4

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

Select the VirtualBox Disk Image (VDI) option for the Win 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

For Win 10 installation in VirtualBox, backup the virtual disk allocated to Fixed Size to an external disk. Click the Create button with a space of 28 GB for the virtual HDD.

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 in VirtualBox

   Step 8

We have created a new virtual machine to install Windows 10 in VirtualBox. As soon as the virtual machine opens, the VirtualBox main screen will be turned off. After this, there’s only one thing we need to do. Click on Setting to launch the ISO file on the VM and click on Storage in the window that opens.

Click on the CD / DVD device in the right part of the Storage area. Then click the icon next to Optical Drive to specify the location of the Win10 ISO file.

If you do not have an ISO file and you only have 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.

Adding ISO File to Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

How to Install Windows 10 in Virtual Machine

Up to this step, we have set up a new virtual machine on Oracle VM VirtualBox for the Win 10 operating system. We will now install Windows 10 using VirtualBox software.

   Step 1

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

Starting VM for Installation

   Step 2

Starting Win10 installation in VirtualBox VM …

Opening 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

Win 10 installation is starting …

Setup is Starting...

   Step 6

You can select which version of the operating system you want to install for Microsoft Win 10 installation in VirtualBox. But we recommend you to choose Windows 10 Enterprise.

Click on the Next button to continue with the installation.

Choosing a Windows Version

   Step 7

Accept the Win10 license agreement and click the Next button to proceed to the next step.

Microsoft Windows 10 License Agreement

   Step 8

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.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 9

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 10

Then click the Apply button to create the HDD area.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   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.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 12

After you select HDD Partition 2, click Next button.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 13

Preparing files for installation …

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 14

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 15

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 16

Preparing devices …

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 17

Installing additional features for the operating system …

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 18

Continue by clicking Use Quick Settings on the customization screen.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 19

Setting Windows settings …

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 20

The installation of Win 10 on VirtualBox is almost complete.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 21

Installing Microsoft Win 10 updates …

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   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.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 23

Click Next to continue.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 24

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   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.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 26

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 27

Microsoft operating system is opening …

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions

After successfully completing the steps to install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox, we came to the most important steps for VirtualBox. If we do not do the VirtualBox Guest Additions installation, we will not be able to use our VM with full performance and USB 3.0 devices.

Also, as you can see in the image below, Win10 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.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 2

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 3

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 4

Continue by saying Yes to Win10 user security check.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 5

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 6

Continue without changing the installation location.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 7

Click the Install button to install the guest additions.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 8

Installing the Guest Additions …

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 9

Click the Install button in the security dialog window.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   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.

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 11

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

How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

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   Final Word

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

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