How to Install Oracle VirtualBox on Windows: Step-by-Step Guide
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VirtualBox is free virtualization software that makes it convenient to set up virtual machines on different operating systems. This article will teach you how to install VirtualBox on the Windows 10 64bit operating system and create a Virtual Machine for Linux installation.

Download Oracle VirtualBox: Go to the official VirtualBox website at https://www.virtualbox.org.
Click on the "Downloads" link on the top navigation menu. Under "VirtualBox platform packages," click on the Windows link to download the installer compatible with your system.

In this article, we are installing VirtualBox 7.0.4 on a 64-bit operating system, an x64-based processor. Launch the setup for installing VirtualBox by double-clicking on it

Installing Oracle Virtual Box on WINDOWS - version

Click Next on the first screen.

Installing Oracle Virtual Box on WINDOWS - first screen

Browse and select the location you want to install VirtualBox in. The default location is fine, but feel free to change it if you prefer to do so. In this example, we are installing it under E:\VMware

Click Next when you’re ready to continue


Installing Oracle Virtual Box on WINDOWS - Installation location

It shows a warning to install network interfaces, which will disconnect the network interface temporarily.
Click on Next

Installing Oracle Virtual Box on WINDOWS -Network Interface

Click on Install

Installing Oracle Virtual Box on WINDOWS - Install

Installation is now complete.
Click on Finish

Installing Oracle Virtual Box on WINDOWS - Finish

Open the Virtual box on the desktop and create a Virtual machine

Click on Machine and then click on NEW Create a VM - New
Configure the following on the Name and Operating System page :
Name: Give a name to your virtual machine.
Machine Folder: Specify the location to store your virtual machine files
Type: VirtualBox offers many different types of operating systems. Select the operating system you want to install from the drop-down menu.
Version: Select the version of the operating system you want to install from the drop-down menu. In this article, we are using Red Hat 9.x 64-bit.

Click Next to continue Create a VM - Name and OS
On the Memory Size page, set the amount of memory (RAM) for your virtual machine. The default is 2048MB, but you can increase it.
As a general guideline, a good starting point for a Linux VM is around 2048MB, while for a Windows VM, 4096MB is recommended.

Click Next to continue Create a VM - Hardware
On the Hard Disk screen, you need to decide whether to create a new hard disk for your guest's VM or use an existing one. In this example, we choose to create a new hard disk.
This virtual hard disk will serve as your guest VM's primary storage, containing all the necessary data, including the guest OS, applications, and other files.

Click Next to continue Create a VM - Hard disk

Click on Finish Create a VM - Summary

We have successfully installed Oracle Virtual Box and Created a Virtual Machine

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