How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

In this article, we will install Windows Vista step by step with virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10 operating system.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

Installing Windows Vista with Oracle VM VirtualBox, a virtualization program, is simple and easy.

With any virtualization program on your physical computer, you can run and use operating systems like Windows, Linux or Macintosh as a virtual computer. One of the most commonly used programs is VirtualBox.

VirtualBox is a very flexible virtualization software and is also free. With Oracle VM VirtualBox, we have already installed Windows 10, 8.1 operating systems. You can access these articles from the links below;

Also, if you want to browse the videos on our YouTube channel, you can watch videos of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 installation from the following links…

In this article, after creating a new machine using VBox, we will install the Win Vista ISO file by adding it to the machine. In addition, by installing the VM Guest Additions, we will enable the drag and drop feature between the Guest machine and the Host physical computer and be able to use VM as full screen.

NOTE: You can install Microsoft Windows Vista using the Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4 version by following the steps in this article.

How to Install Windows Vista using VirtualBox

After installing VirtualBox on the Windows 10 operating system, install a new machine and then download the Win Vista ISO file from the bottom of the article to your computer.

Then, follow the steps to install Microsoft Win Vista machine setup in order.

   Step 1

Run the Oracle VM VBox program and click the New button below to create a new virtual machine.

When the virtual machine creation window opens, specify the name and version of the VM you are going to install. Then click the Next button to continue.

Virtual Machine Panel

   Step 2

For a virtual machine, it would be sufficient to specify a 2 GB (2048) RAM size. After setting the virtual machine RAM value, click on the Next button.

Virtual Machine Memory Size

   Step 3

To create a new virtual hard disk for the VM, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.

Create a Virtual Hard Disk Now

   Step 4

As the hard disk file type, select VBox Disk Image (VDI) as recommended by VBox and click on the Next button.

VBox Disk Image (VDI)

   Step 5

For the virtual machine disk performance, it is a good idea to create the hdd size as Fixed. Configure the HDD size as Fixed Size and click the Next button.

Configuring HDD as Fixed Size

   Step 6

Also, storing the virtual machine HDD file on an external USB HDD will increase performance. Continue by clicking the Create button to create the HDD size as 25 GB.

VM File Location and Size

   Step 7

Creating a Virtual Hard Disk on a Win Vista virtual machine…

Creating Virtual Machine for Vista

   Step 8

After creating the virtual machine for Win Vista, click on the Right Button / Settings on the virtual machine.

Windows Vista Virtual Machine Settings

   Step 9

In the Settings window, click Storage in the left pane, and then click Choose Virtual Optical Disk File to add the Vista ISO file that you downloaded from the Optical Drive.

Adding Windows Vista ISO File to VM

   Step 10

Select the ISO file for WinVista Ultimate SP2 32-64bit operating system and click the Open button.

Adding Windows Vista ISO File to VM

   Step 11

Close the settings window by clicking on the OK button.

Adding Windows Vista ISO File to VM

   Step 12

Click the Start button to start the virtual machine setup.

Starting Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

   Step 13

Press Enter on the Win Vista x64 Setup option on the Windows Boot Manager.

Windows Vista x64 Setup

   Step 14

Select the operating system language setting, time format, and keyboard layout, then click Next.

Install Windows

   Step 15

Click Install Now to start the installation.

Install Windows

   Step 16

Select the operating system version you want to install and click Next.

Windows Vista Ultimate

   Step 17

To accept the Windows Vista operating system license agreement, select I accept the license terms and click Next to proceed with the installation.

Windows Vista License Agreement

   Step 18

Click Custom (advanced).

Continue with Custom (Advanced) for Vista Setup

   Step 19

Format the hard disk you created for the virtual machine, and create a new partition. Then click the Next button.

Disk0 Partition1

   Step 20

Preparing operating system files…

Expanding Files...

   Step 21

After copying the Windows Vista files, the virtual machine will restart.

Windows needs to restart to continue

   Step 22

Do not press any key on the following screen and wait for a while.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 23

Completing Windows Vista virtual machine setup…

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 24

Type your user name and click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 25

Type your computer name for the Windows Vista virtual machine and click Next to continue the installation.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 26

You can open Windows updates automatically in the following window.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 27

Specify your operating system time zone and click Next.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 28

After successfully completing the installation of Win Vista using VirtualBox on Windows 10, click Finish to continue.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 29

Checking your computer’s performance settings…

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 30

Opening Windows Vista desktop…

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Guest Additions

After installing the virtual machine Guest Additions on Oracle VBox, you can use the virtual machine as a full screen and also share files between your computer and the virtual machine.

Follow the steps below to install Guest Additions to Win Vista.

   Step 1

To set up Win Vista Guest Additions, click on the Devices menu and then click on Insert Guest Additions CD image

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 2

After the Guest Additions CD image is imported, click Run VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe to run the application.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 3

In the Oracle VM VBox Guest Additions setup window, click Next button.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 4

Leave the location as default and click Next.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 5

Click on the Install button to start installing Guest Additions to Win Vista.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 6

Check Always trust software from “Oracle Corporation” option and click Install.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 7

After completing the Guest Additions installation for Win Vista, restart the virtual machine.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 8

After restarting the virtual machine, you can use it as a full screen.

How to Install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Setup Windows Vista in Oracle VM VBox Software ⇒ Video

You can watch the following video to install Windows Vista in VirtualBox on Win 10 and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us…

   Final Word

In this article, we have performed the Windows Vista installation step by step using the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program on the Windows 10 operating system. We also installed guest additions for the Win Vista virtual machine. Thanks for following us!

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   Download Windows Vista ISO for VirtualBox

You can download the Microsoft Vista operating system ISO file used in this article by clicking the following button…

Download ISO File

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