How to Configure VirtualBox on Windows

VirtualBox, as the name suggests, is cross-platform virtualization software that is based on x86 systems. It was developed by Innotek, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems and then by Oracle in 2010. Here we learn about how to configure VirtualBox for a guest Operating System. VirtualBox supports a long list of host and guest operating systems. A host Operating System is an operating system installed on a physical machine, on which VirtualBox is installed. A guest OS is an operating system installed on a virtual machine running inside VirtualBox. VirtualBox can be installed on Windows, Linux, macOS, Solaris, and FreeBSD. On VirtualBox, you can run VMs with Windows, Linux, macOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, Novell Netware, and other operating systems.

In previous article we already learned about how to install VirtualBox on Windows Operating Systems as well as the importance of virtualization. We also learned about the different types of virtualization as well as the uses of virtualization in real life and also the uses of VirtualBox in daily life. In other words we can say that the VirtualBox makes our life easier because by the virtualization process we can run two or more than guest OS on the real machine without removing host OS. To know more about how to install VirtualBox on Windows and want to know the real importance of virtualization click on given below link

Do you Know: – How to install VirtualBox on Windows and importance of Virtualization

How to configure VirtualBox or How to create a new virtual machine in VirtualBox

Step 1: – To create a new virtual machine, you need to start VirtualBox. Once the VirtualBox Manager is displayed on screen we simply click on the New option which is displayed at the upper right side corner of that window To set our Virtual Box to run a guest operating system on your computer. As the figure is shown below

VirtualBox manager window or welcome window

Step 2: – Now in the next step, it will ask you for giving a name and type of operating system which you want to run as a guest operating system by using Virtual Box also mention a version of operating system in it. As the figure is shown below.

set name and operating system in virtualbox

Step 3: – After that the next step will ask you for how much RAM you want to give to run that operating system on your computer according to me if your computer has 4gb RAM then give 1gb RAM to Virtual Box or If your system has 8gb RAM than give 3gb RAM to the virtual box for the smooth functioning of the virtual machine.

set memory size in virtualbox

Do you Know: – How to Install and Configure VMware on your PC

Step 4: – After that, the next step will ask you for Hard disk in that simply choose to create a virtual hard disk now option and then click on Create option to proceed.

Step 5: – After that, it will ask you for a hard disk file type now simply choose VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) option and then click on the Next option to proceed.

Step 6: – After that, it will ask you for Storage allocation on physical hard disk here simply choose Dynamically allocated option and then click on the Next option to proceed.

Step 7: – After that, it will ask you for file location and size of the hard disk according to me always give 25gb space for the virtual box it helps in the smooth functioning of your operating system image on your real machine.

Step 8: – Now all set your virtual machine will be created now to proceed further simply set all the settings in the virtual machine by going to the setting menu. As the figure is shown below.

configure settings for os in virtualbox

Step 9: – Now in settings option, first of all, choose system option from the left sidebar and then set all the settings on your virtual machine according to the given below figure.

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setting boot order in virtualbox

Step 10: – Now after that choose the storage option from the left sidebar and then click on the empty option which is given below the Controller: IDE and choose your iso file from your system to run your operating system in your virtual box.

select iso file to run virtualbox

Step 11: – Now after that choose the Network option from the left sidebar then choose the Adapter 2 option and tick the checkbox Enable Network Adapter and then choose Bridged Adapter from the dropdown list which is present in front of Attached to option. As the figure is shown below.

configure network settings in virtualbox for newly  created machine

Step 12: – Now all settings will be configured in the virtual machine now simply click on the OK button and then click on the start option from your screen to run the new guest/virtual operating system on your computer. As the figure is shown below.

starting the new virtual os from virtualbox

THAT’S IT

If your system does not support Virtual Box then use VMware Workstation software for your system to run a new operating system image on it. We will discuss VMware in the next article so wait for my next article. if you have any queries regarding this solved out through the comment section.

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