How To Install Any OS Virtually On Your Windows Using Virtual Box

Everyone wants to try new software's but they are afraid to change their current OS because the version or any other software which they wanted to try may contain some bugs and they are frightened to try that one, if you fall into one of this reasons then this tutorial is for you, in this we will show you how to install OS on virtual box so that you can try it first and if you like that piece of software, then you can install it for your daily needs, so lets get started.

install any os in virtual box

Things that are required :

  • Virtual Box (latest version is required if you are trying to install the latest software).
  • The software (.iso file is required or you can boot it from CD as well).
That's it these are the simple two pieces of software we required to complete our tutorial, so let's get started now. You can download virtual box from here.

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Setting Up Your Virtual Machine for Installation :

Open the virtual box and you can see the screen like this below.

virtual box userspace

Now click on the New button and you can see another popup like this below.

Select the os you want to install

Here type the name of the software which you wanted to give (this name will display in the virtual box for navigation purpose).

windows 10 32 bit

In this I had filled up the details, I selected windows 10 32-bit because I am gonna install that today for testing, and now just click next.

Select amount of ram

In the above screen, you can see the memory slider which you wanted to give for the virtual OS which you're gonna install, this is basically the amount of RAM you're providing for the virtual OS. Virtual box is smart enough to separate your RAM for your current OS and the virtual OS. I suggest you select the default amount or else you may face some lagging, if you allocate RAM improperly, you can check the software description that you want to install software that how much RAM it gonna required, and select next.

select the file saving type

In this section if you already have an installed OS using virtual box then you can directly load it or you can create a new hard disk (creating a hard disk means a virtual hard disk for the virtual machine to operate), here I am creating a new hard disk so, I'm sticking to the default option, click create and you see another screen like below.

select VDI

Here you can see a set of different type of hard disk file extensions that the virtual box supports or can create the virtual hard disk's with that extensions, to be simple just take the default option so that you don't fall into all the complicated stuff and click next.

Dyanamically allocated

This is the storage type if you select the dynamically then the size gets increased up to the maximum size that you gonna mention in the next step whereas fixed size  takes the amount of size that you'll mention all at a time, I suggest you to select the dynamic option, you'll get to know why its use full once you started using it, for now just select the dynamically allocated and click next.

select Hard disk size or storage size

In this section you can select the path from which drive you wanted to get the memory from, you can type the path or select it using the small folder icon which is located on the right side and selects the path here I had chosen the local disk c drive, you can choose any path which you like, select the drive which has the most memory, you can type the size below or choose using the slider and click create and done the setup is complete you'll see a screen like this below.

Now virtual box is ready for installation

Here you can see the basic information like the system specifications that you gave for your virtual OS and the display type and the storage type etc.
Now the setup is complete, let's move to the next phase where we install the OS.

Installing OS in virtual box :

Now click on start located on the top left corner of the above image, and you'll be asking for the .img file to be loaded just select the disk file and click start as below.

select the installation media

and after this you can see the installation wizard as below this may be different for the OS that you have chosen, for me, it looks like the below.

select your language

from here on you can follow the on-screen instructions to install the OS on your own.

Conclusion :

This is the simple tutorial for installing operating systems virtually for testing purposes or any purpose that you like to use, The above steps are similar to every operating system that you wanna try just select the type of OS and the version correctly while setting up the virtual machine and boom that's it, you can have an OS at your fingertips for testing.


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