How to Install a Virtual Machine Running Windows 10

How to Install a Virtual Machine Running Windows 10

How to Install a Virtual Machine Running Windows 10

Go to the Windows 10 download page and choose which edition you want to download, then click “Confirm.” Remember to confirm the language and the bit rate as well.

Next, head over to the VirtualBox site to download the latest version of Oracle’s free software. You will need to go through the same installation process like the one displayed below.

Now, it’s time to allocate some ram. You will choose how much ram you want each operating system to receive. The indicator will show you how much ram is required to get the good quality from your computer (displayed in green).

Now, it’s time to allocate some ram

Now you can create a virtual drive. Microsoft recommends that you use 16GB minimum for the 32-bit version and 20GB is for the 64-bit version.

Next, you can go find the Windows ISO. You can go in the settings of the virtual machine, and find “Storage” tab. Click the disc icon with a green plus next to “Controller: SATA.” You will need to click “Choose disk.” All that’s left to do is to find the Windows ISO you downloaded at the beginning of this tutorial. 

windows ISO

Before you install Windows 10, go to the “Display” tab. You should configure how much video memory you want for the virtual machine, be sure to stay in the green.

Press the “Start” button in VirtualBox, and begin the Windows 10 installation process. Just follow the on-screen instructions that will appear on the page. Provide your username and password when prompted. This is also how you will log into your account in Windows 10. 

button in VirtualBox

When you’re in the Windows 10 desktop, you will need to install all the drivers for VirtualBox. You will just  go to “Devices,” and then select “Insert Guest Additions CD image.” Navigate to that disc image in Windows Explorer, and run the installer. When you finish, just reboot your VM.

How to Install a Virtual Machine Running Windows 10

Open your VM back up and watch in amazement as you log into Windows 10!

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