How to Download and Install VirtualBox on Windows

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 and install it in a few simple steps.

How to download and Install VirtualBox on Windows?

We can download and install VirtualBox on different operating systems like macOS and Linux distributions. But in this guide, how to download and install the VirtualBox on Windows 10 and Windows 11 will be discussed.

The steps are the same for both versions of Windows. We are performing these steps for Windows 10 in this guide. In the next sections, the following topics will be explored:

  • 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 install 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”. If you are using another operating system like Linux distributions, you should choose “Linux Distributions”.

Download VirtualBox for windows

After clicking on Windows Hosts, it will automatically download the VirtualBox file. The VirtualBox installer is downloaded in the specified folder.

How to install the VirtualBox on Windows

Navigate to the folder where the installer of VirtualBox is downloaded. In my case, its “Desktop”:

Oracle VirtualBox Downloaded File

Click on the VirtualBox icon and follow the below-mentioned steps to install it on Windows 10.

Step 1: Initialise the Setup Wizard of VirtualBox

When the icon is clicked, the setup wizard will be initialized, and Click on the “Next>”  button:

Install VirtualBox - Initialize the Setup Wizard of VirtualBox

Step 2: Custom Setup

Choose “Next” to move to the next step. 

Step 2 - Custom Setup

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 3: Features Selection

Step 4: Network Interfaces Warning

Click on “Yes” to proceed to installation now.

Step 4: Network Interfaces Warning

Step 5: Ready to Install

Start installing the VirtualBox by clicking on the “Install” button.

Step 4: Ready to Install

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 4: Exit Setup Wizard

Step 7: VirtualBox Interface

Download and Install Virtualbox - Interface

Congratulations, you have successfully installed “ Oracle VirtualBox ”.

Conclusion

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 you got all your questions cleared by reading our explanation. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section.

 

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