How To Install Virtualbox Into Windows?

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Virtualbox is virtualization tool used to create virtual machines. Virtual machines can be cloned, created, deleted without affecting any external source in the host system.  In this tutorial we will look how to install Virtualbox virtualization software in Windows operating systems.

Download VirtualBox

We will download Virtualbox from following link.

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.18/VirtualBox-5.1.18-114002-Win.exe

Virtualbox have different versions for different platforms and operating systems like OS X, Linux, Solaris.

User Manual

The user manual provides detailed information about the VirtualBox usage manual can be obtained from following link. There is also French translation of the user manual too.

English:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.18/UserManual.pdf

French:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/UserManual_fr_FR.pdf

Start Installation

We will start installation of the VirtualBox by clicking to the downloaded setup file named VirtualBox-5.1.18-114002-Win.exe .

Click next and we will get following screen. In this screen we can select sm additional components like USB support, Bridged and Host Only network modules, Python scripting modules. We can also see the disk usage with Disk Usage which is currently 220 MB.

Click next. We will see the following screen which will give the options about shortcuts creation. Following screen all options are set by default which will set following shortcuts

  • Start Menu
  • Desktop Shortcut
  • Quick Launch Bar
  • Files Associations register

After clicking Next we will get a warning simply saying during installation the network and internet connection be cut temporarily.

We can install following screen by clicking install.

While installing we will see following screen

In order to install Operating system related files we need Administrator privileges. So we will be asked for this permission.

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VirtualBox will install some USB drivers, Network Drivers, Disk Drivers.

Now the end we have successfully installed the VirtualBox.

If we click finish VirtualBox will be automatically started. We will look different use cases following tutorials.

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