Install VirtualBox on Windows 10

In this post, I’d like to guide how to install Virtualbox on Windows 10. As you may know,VirtualBox is  a cross-platform virtualization application which allows us to create virtual machines on our a computer. VirtualBox can run on almost operating systems like Windows, Linux, Mac,..And we can install any guest operating system on it. So, if you have a Windows PC, and want to do some experiments on Linux, you can install Linux on the VirtualBox without having to re-install OS for your PC.

1. Preparation

Firstly, you need to obtain a setup package from VirtualBox website. Currently, I’ve just downloaded the version 5.0.16 for my Windows 10 laptop.

2. Install VirtualBox on Windows 10

After downloading, just double click on the executable file to start the installation.

 

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10 - Welcome Screen

Welcome Screen

 

Click the Next button to go to next step

Install VirtualBox on Windows 10 - Custom Setup

Custom Setup

Keep default selection and click the Next button to move ahead

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10 - Custom Setup

Custom Setup

Keep default selection and click the Next button

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10 - Network Connection Disconnected Notification

Network Connection Disconnected Notification

The installation notify that the network connection may be reset during the installation. Click Yes button to go to the next step.

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10 - Ready to Install

Ready to Install

Click the Install button. During the installing, if VirtualBox asked for administrator right to continue, you should allow it by clicking the Yes button.

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10 - Installing

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10- Installing

Wait until next step.

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10 -  Confirm to install driver for Windows

Confirm to install driver for Windows 10

Click the Install button to install the driver that will be used for VirtualBox.

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10 - Installation is being finished

Installation is being finished

 

Click Finish button to finish the installation and start it up.

Install VirtualBox On Windows 10 - Application Started

Application Started

The graphic user interface of VirtualBox. Now it’s ready for you to install any OS on your PC.

3. Summary

We have just tried to install VirtualBox on Windows 10. It’s pretty easy and similar to install other normal software on Windows. VirtualBox is good for development environment. However, there are other virtualization tools you can consider to use:

I will provide guidelines to install those software on the next posts.

Below are other articles related to VirtualBox topic. You can refer to them if you’re interested in:

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