How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox? – After creating a virtual machine with VirtualBox, we can now install a new operating system on the virtual machine. In this article, we will describe the installation of Windows 10 with VirtualBox.
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 Windows 10 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 Windows 10, we will back up our drive to an external disk by selecting Fixed Size on our virtual machine setup. Thus, both our computer’s storage space will not reduce and we will provide an important increase in performance.
How to Create a New Virtual Machine using VirtualBox?
With VirtualBox, we will create a new virtual machine before going to Windows 10 installation. Follow the steps below to install a new virtual machine.
Open the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization 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 Windows 10 64 Bit option manually.
Once you have configured the settings listed here, click Next to continue.
When installing a new virtual machine, you should evaluate the hardware properties of your physical computer. Because if you determine more RAM than virtual machine value, you can force your computer.
So if you have 8 GB of RAM and you want to run a single virtual machine, you can choose 4 GB on this screen for testing purposes.
For the Windows 10 virtual machine, 4 GB of RAM is enough. Click the Next button to proceed to the next step.
In this step, we will create a new HDD for the Windows 10 virtual machine. 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.
VirtualBox virtual machine 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 Windows 10 virtual machine and click Next.
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 Windows 10 virtual machine and click Next to continue.
For Windows 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.
It may take some time to allocate as much virtual HDD as indicated in this step.
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 Windows 10 ISO file on the virtual machine 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 Windows 10 ISO file.
Note that if you do not have a Windows 10 ISO file and the Windows 10 operating system is only available as a DVD, you can also use directly to your computer’s DVD RW device.
After adding the Windows 10 ISO file to the VirtualBox virtual machine, close the window by clicking on the OK button.
How to Install Windows 10 in Virtual Machine Step by Step?
Up to this step, we have set up a new virtual machine on Oracle VM VirtualBox for the Windows 10 operating system. We will now install Windows 10 on VirtualBox step by step.
To start the Windows 10 installation, click the Start button on the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual machine.
Starting installation of Windows 10 on VirtualBox virtual machine …
On Windows 10 RedStone 64 Bit installation screen, configure the language, keyboard and time settings of the operating system.
Click Install Now to start Windows 10 installation.
Windows 10 installation is starting …
You can select which version of the operating system you want to install for Windows 10 installation in VirtualBox. But we recommend you to choose Windows 10 Enterprise.
Click on the Next button to continue with the installation of VirtualBox Windows 10.
Accept the Windows 10 license agreement and click the Next button to proceed to the next step.
Windows 10 is asking to us which type of installation do you want. If you want to upgrade to an older operating system from Windows 10, you can choose the above option.
Continue by selecting the option below to perform a clean installation of Windows 10.
You can see the HDD size specified for the virtual machine in the HDD partitioning area of VirtualBox Windows 10 installation. Click HDD and click New.
Then click the Apply button to create the HDD area.
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.
After you select HDD Partition 2, click Next button.
Preparing files for installation …
The VirtualBox virtual machine will restart after Windows 10 has copied all the files.
After restarting the installation of Windows 10 on the virtual machine in VirtualBox, you will see the following transmission. Do not press any keys in this step.
Preparing devices …
Oracle VM VirtualBox Windows 10 installation is almost over. Installing additional features for the operating system …
Continue by clicking Use Quick Settings on the Windows 10 customization screen.
Doing Windows settings …
Completing VirtualBox Windows 10 installation …
Installing Windows 10 updates …
The following image is a mix of most people in the Windows 10 installation. If you are not an expert, go to this screen by selecting the option below.
Click Next to continue.
Type the username you will use for the Windows 10 operating system and click on the Next button.
If you want to use Cortana on Windows 10, click the Use Cortana button. If you do not want to use it, click the Not Now button and continue with the installation.
Completing the process to install Windows 10 on virtual machine in Oracle VM VirtualBox …
Windows 10 is opening …
How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions for Windows 10?
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 Windows 10 virtual machine with full performance and USB 3.0 devices.
Also, as you can see in the image below, Windows 10 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.
To set up the Guest Additions on virtual machine in VirtualBox, click on the VirtualBox Devices menu.
When the Devices menu is open, click Insert Guest Additions CD Image.
After adding the Guest Additions CD image to the computer, launch Run VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe to start the installation.
Continue by saying Yes to Windows 10 user security check.
Click Next on the Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions 5.1.26 installation screen.
Continue without changing the installation location.
Click the Install button to install the VirtualBox guest additions.
VirtualBox Guest Additions is being established …
Click the Install button in the Windows security dialog window.
After successfully installing VirtualBox Guest Additions for the Windows 10 virtual machine, you will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
After restarting your computer, it auto-resolves your full-screen problem.
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How to Install Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox? – In this article, we created a new virtual machine for the Windows 10 installation in VirtualBox virtualization program and then step by step the Windows 10 RedStone 64 Bit installation. After the installation of Windows 10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox, we performed the installation of the Guest Additions needed by the virtual machine. Thanks for following us!
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