If you don’t know what VirtualBox is and how to install it, don’t worry. In this guide, you will learn how to download and install the VirtualBox from the Official Oracle website in a few simple steps.
How to Download and Install VirtualBox on Windows?
VirtualBox is downloaded and installed on different operating systems like windows, macOS, and Linux distributions. This post will discuss how to download and install VirtualBox on Windows 10.
The steps are the same for Windows 10 and Windows 11. We are performing these steps for Windows 10 in this guide and will explore the following topics:
- What is VirtualBox
- How to Download the VirtualBox on Windows
- How to install the VirtualBox on Windows
What is VirtualBox?
Virtualbox is a general-purpose program that allows you to create virtual machines. This helps to use different operating systems on a single machine. VirtualBox is easy to use; Install the VirtualBox, create a virtual machine and use your desired operating system.
How to Download the VirtualBox on Windows
To download the VirtualBox, you can click on the below button, which will redirect you to the Official Oracle VirtualBox page for downloading:
This guide is about the windows operating system, so I will select the first option, “Windows Hosts”. For another operating system like Linux distributions, you should choose “Linux Distributions”.
The VirtualBox installer is downloaded in your specified download folder.
How to install the VirtualBox on Windows
Navigate to the download VirtualBox installer folder. In my case, its “Desktop”:
Click on the VirtualBox file and follow the below-mentioned steps to install it on Windows 10.
Step 1: Initialise the Setup Wizard of VirtualBox
First, the setup wizard will be initialized, and Click on the “Next” button to proceed:
Step 2: Custom Setup
I will go with the default options in this step. Click “Next” to move ahead.
Step 3: Features Selection
You can unselect any option as per your need. However, it’s better to select all for creating more shortcut options later and click on “Next”.
Step 4: Network Interfaces Warning
It will disconnect the internet for a few seconds to load the driver for VirtualBox (Don’t worry: There’s no security issue for this warning). Click on “Yes” to proceed.
Step 5: Ready to Install
VirtualBox is ready to install in your system; start installing by clicking on the “Install” button.
Step 6: Exit Setup Wizard
Once the installation is complete, click “Finish” to end the process, and now you are ready to create virtual machines on your VirtualBox.
Step 7: VirtualBox Interface
Congratulations, you have successfully installed “ Oracle VM VirtualBox ” on your system. If you don’t know how to create a virtual machine on VirtualBox, you can check this guide.
VirtualBox can be downloaded from the Official Oracle Website and installed using default options. In this tutorial, we have learned a step-by-step guide on how to download and install VirtualBox from scratch.
So, I hope this explanation clears all your questions. For any questions, let us know in the comment section.