How to install VirtualBox on Windows and importance of Virtualization

In computing, virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. Virtualization plays a very important role in our daily life like if you want to test an operating system on your computer but you don’t want to test it on your own real machine then virtualization gives a platform to you where you can test that operating system on your computer without removing your old operating system and it does not affect your real machine when something went wrong on that operating system. So virtualization is a very important component of our daily life.

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In this article we learn about how to install VirtualBox? How to configure VirtualBox for Virtualization of an operating system? Importance of Virtualization and What actually virtualization is? First of all, we learn about interesting facts about virtualization like how virtualization works, when it was created types of virtualization and some examples of virtualization.

1. Beginning with virtualization

I hope you probably know about virtualization process if you ever divided your hard drive/hard disk of your system into different partitions to store your data. Because partitions help you in divide your data by category. A partition is the logical division of the hard disk or drives to create two separate hard drives. Virtualization began in the 1960s, as a method of logically dividing the system’s resources providing by real machine between different application. By virtualization, we also create an image of an operating system on your computer which works as same as the real machine on your computer. It provides you a platform by which you can run many system images at the same time.

2. How virtualization works

Virtualization is a technology in which an application, operating system, or data storage is abstracted away from the true underlying hardware and software. Virtualization creates a platform which allows you to create an image of anything like an operating system, application, and hard drive also. It divides your computer into two parts one is physical and one is logical. On physical machine or real machine we saw that our main operating system will be worked and on the logical machine we can install another operating system and use it as like it was installed on a real machine, not on a logical machine and it also not affect our real machine if the operating system which is installed on a physical machine was crashed that no effect will be shown on our real machine. So it varies helpful to us.

3. Types of virtualization

Virtualization has many types some types will be given below.

  1. Network virtualization
  2. Data virtualization
  3. Server virtualization
  4. Application virtualization
  5. Desktop virtualization
  6. Operating system virtualization

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4. Examples of virtualization

Now here I will tell you about two software which provides you a virtual platform

  1. Virtual Box
  2. VMware Workstation

First of all, we learn about how to set a Virtual Box on your system and then use it. Follow these below-given steps to install and set a virtual box on your system.

How to Install Virtual Box on Windows

Step 1: – First of all download Virtual Box setup from the internet and click on the link to download Virtual box for your system.

Step 2: – After that click on the downloaded setup to install Virtual Box on your system. Now you saw that a welcome tab will be open on your screen now simply click on the Next option to proceed.

Step 3: – After clicking on the Next we saw that a custom setup page will be open simply click on the Next option without doing any changes to it.

Step 4: – After that, a warning screen will be displayed on your screen in which simply click on the Yes option to proceed. As the figure is shown below

virtual box installation

Step 5: – After that, a windows security pop-up screen will be displayed on your system in which we click on Install option to proceed. As the figure is shown below

windows security screen on virtualbox installation page

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Step 6: – After that, a new pop-up screen will be displayed on your screen simply choose Yes option on it to proceed. At last click on Finish Option to complete the installation. Your Virtual Box will be installed now on your system and now you saw that a new welcome window will be open on your screen.

THAT’S IT

These are the steps by which you can easily install VirtualBox on Windows. In the next article, we will learn about how to configure VirtualBox on Windows for Virtualizing an operating system on your machine. If you have any queries regarding this let us know through the comment section.

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