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How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

VirtualBox is both an Intel and AMD virtualization product and a powerful virtualization program for business and home users. VirtualBox works properly on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris operating systems.

You can use the VirtualBox program with a Laptop or Desktop computer processor that supports virtualization technology.

When installing a virtual operating system with VirtualBox, the operating system’s ISO file is usually used. In addition, it is possible to set up the operating system with the DVD / CD drive of your physical computer.

In this article, after creating a new virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox, we will step through the Windows 8.1 operating system installation. And finally, we’ll install the Guest Additions plugin for the VirtualBox virtual machine.

If you have not already installed VirtualBox, you can install VirtualBox from the following link.

How to Install and Configure Windows 8.1 using Oracle VM VirtualBox?

Follow the steps below to install Windows 8.1 with Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10 operating system.

   Step 1

Run the VirtualBox program and click the New button to create a new virtual machine.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 2

For Windows 8.1 virtual machine, specify the size of 4 GB (4096) RAM.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 3

In the hard disk configuration window, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 4

Select the VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) option for the virtual machine HDD type. Click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 5

We recommend using the Fixed Size method for more performance of your virtual HDD while using VirtualBox. And positioning your virtual hard disk on a USB HDD will additionally give you a performance boost.

In the HDD configuration window of the Windows 8.1 virtual machine, select the Fixed Size option and click Next to continue.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 6

In this window, store the virtual HDD in a different location. And also specify the virtual HDD size in the window below.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 7

Creating a Virtual Hard Disk for Windows 8.1 virtual machine…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 8

After you create a new virtual machine for Windows 8.1 installation, you need to add the ISO file for the virtual machine. Click the right button / Settings on the virtual machine as follows.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 9

In the Windows 8.1 settings window, click Storage in the left pane and click on Choose Virtual Optical Disk File on the right panel.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 10

You can download the Windows 8.1 ISO file from the link at the bottom of the article. Select the Windows 8.1 ISO file and click the Open button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 11

After adding the ISO file for the virtual machine setup, close the window by clicking on the OK button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 12

For VirtualBox Windows 8.1 installation, click on the Start button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 13

After opening the Windows 8.1 installation screen, select the operating system language setting, time format and keyboard layout as shown below and click the Next button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 14

Start the Windows 8.1 installation by clicking the Install Now button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 15

Accept the Windows 8.1 operating system license agreement and click Next.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 16

Click Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) as in the following window.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 17

Configure the hard disk you created for the Windows 8.1 virtual machine as follows. Afterward, select Partition 2 and click Next to start the installation.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 18

Preparing files for Windows 8.1 installation…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 19

Preparing devices…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 20

Type your computer name and click Next.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 21

Click the Use express settings button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 22

To open a user account without logging in to the Microsoft account, click Create a new account in the window below.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 23

In this step, click Sign in without a Microsoft account.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 24

Type your username and click Finish button to continue.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 25

The necessary settings for Windows 8.1 operating system are configuring.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

How to Install Guest Additions in VirtualBox Virtual Machine?

After creating a new virtual computer with the VirtualBox virtualization program, the first thing to do is to install Guest Additions.

After installing Guest Additions, you can use the virtual machine as a full screen. And you can also use USB 3.0 devices seamlessly and share files between your physical computer.

   Step 1

To install Guest Additions in VirtualBox Virtual Machine, in the Windows 8.1 virtual machine window, click on Devices / Insert Guest Additions CD image.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 2

Click Run VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe to start the installation.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 3

Continue by clicking the Next button in the Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions setup window.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 4

Leave the installation location as default and click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 5

To install the virtual machine guest extensions, click the Install button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 6

Installing virtual machine guest add-ons…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 7

When the Windows Security window opens, select Always trust software from “Oracle Corporation” and click the Install button.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 8

Restart your virtual machine for the changes to take effect.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 9

Restarting the virtual machine…

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 10

After restarting your virtual machine, click View / Full Screen.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 11

As you can see in the window below, after installing the guest add-ons for the Windows 8.1 virtual machine, the virtual machine can now be used in full-screen mode.

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

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  Final Word

How to Install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Windows 10? – In this article, we have provided a step-by-step Windows 8.1 installation using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on the Windows 10 operating system. And finally, we have installed Guest Additions for the VirtualBox virtual machine. Thanks for following us!

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