In this blog post I will explain you how to install a virtual machine in Oracle VirtualBox. The reasons I chose VirtualBox is because it is free software. it is fairly easy, but I want to use this post on multiple blog posts.
What do we need?
- … VirtualBox installed on your device.
- … a Windows ISO.
- … a device with at least 4Gb Memory(RAM) and 70Gb harddisk.
Click on run and follow the next steps.
Keep all options, it does not use too much space.
Warning: Network interfaces | This will disconnect your network be sure you have saved everything that has to do with your internet connection.
The options below are what you prefer.
Click on ‘install’ to ‘install’ ‘Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.4 Setup’…
You’ve finished the Setup Wizard. Keep ‘Start Oracle VM’ checked and click on finish.
In this screen you can create a new VM to run an operating system in.
Give it a name and choose a version. If your version is not in the list, choose the version that most closely resembles.
Pick the Memory(RAM). you could keep it on 512MB, but with 512MB it will be very slow so you better choose 2 to 4GB.
Since I’m explaining you how to install a VM for the first time I’ll assume you need a new ‘virtual hard disk’. Click next.
The next option is tricky. I leave it on the VDI because it is the best option, but if you want to use it later to an existing device you better go for a normal hard disk.
The next option is explained in the screenshot, please read that before you continue.
You can give your hard disk the name of your VM so you know which VM belongs to which hard disk. You can also hold the location default. You can always copy it from here.
Click the VM and then click on settings.
Click on 1. storage > 2. empty > 3. CD/DVD drive. Choose the iso you want a VM off…
Start your VM and follow the ISO installation options… from here I’m not going to help because I assume you wanted to install a VM for a reason.
Good luck and if you want to know more about VirtualBox please comment below!