How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 10

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a free Virtualization software which we can use to create Virtual machines on Microsoft Windows 10. If you are looking for a free Virtualization software for Windows 10, Then Oracle VM VirtualBox is the best choice.

In this article we will see how to download and install VirtualBox on Windows 10 Desktop. So follow along.

  1. The very first thing is to Download Virtualbox for Windows 10. Open your Web browser, and go to following url www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. From there, click on the x86/amd64 link which is marked for VirtualBox for Windows hosts as below screenshot shows.

    Download Virtualbox for Windows 10

    Clink on the link and save the installation file to your windows 10 Computer.

  2. Once the downloading is finished, double-click on the downloaded installer package to start the VirtualBox installation process. First window will display a welcome message, click on the Next button to start installing VirtualBox on your Windows 10 PC.

    start installing VirtualBox
  3. The next dialog is Custom Setup, which allows us to customize the program features as well as the installation location. By default VirtualBox will be installed inside the “C:\ Program Files” folder. if you want to install VirtualBox on different location, click on the browse button to change the location, otherwise click on the next button to continue with default options.

    Virtualbox Custom Setup Windows 10
  4. On the next dialog of the Custom Setup, you can choose if you want to create shortcut on desktop and quick launch bar. Uncheck checkboxes if you do not want the shortcut on the desktop and quick launch bar, but make sure to  leave the “Register file association” checkbox checked.  Then click on Next button to continue the installation process.

    Custom Setup 2
  5. In The next dialog installer will give you a warning message that VirtualBox will reset your network connection and temporarily disconnect you from the network.

    VirtualBox will reset your network connection and temporarily disconnect you from the network

    you don't have to worry about this, just click yes to proceed with the installation.

  6. Then clink on the install button to begin the VirtualBox installation on Windows 10.

    begin the VirtualBox installation on Windows 10

    During the installation, you will get following message “ do you want to allow this app to install software on your PC? Click Yes to continue the installation.

When the installation is complete, click on the finish button to launch VirtualBox Manager.

How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 10

What we Did?

We Download and installed Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10 Desktop. You can see how easy it was to install VirtualBox on Windows 10.

What next?

There is one more thing we should do before we create virtual machines on windows 10, that is to install VirtualBox extension pack for windows 10. Extension pack enables useful additional features like folders sharing and remote desktop control for VirtualBox.

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