May 25, 2020

How to Install Oracle VirtualBox on Windows?

Oracle VirtualBox is a successful virtualization application. After installing this application on your computer, you can install as many different operating systems as you want on your existing system. For example, your operating system.
For detailed information about VirtualBox, you can access the article I wrote earlier from this link.

There are 4 different options to download here. You have to download which operating system (Windows, OS X, Linux, Solaris) you use accordingly.

Since I use Windows 10, I click on the “Windows hosts” link and start the download process. The program is approximately 105 MB in size.

To be able to install, let’s download the VirtualBox program first. Click to download the VirtualBox program.

Download VirtualBox
Download VirtualBox

About the guest plugin

Second, we will download the guest plugin for VirtualBox. I start the download process by clicking the All supported platforms link from VirtualBox 6.0.8 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack on the same page. It is approximately 11 MB in size.

guest plugin download
Guest plugin download

 

The guest plug-in is a plug-in we need to install in order to perform some operations on the virtual computer. With this software, additional features are added to virtual machines. For example,

  • Making remote desktop connections to virtual computers.
  • To be able to connect USB devices directly to the virtual computer.
  • To be able to transfer files with drag and drop. In other words, to be able to transfer files from a physical computer to a virtual computer, from a virtual computer to a physical computer.
  • To be able to use the virtual computer in full screen or Seamless mode etc.
  • Now that we have downloaded the VirtualBox program and the guest plugin, we can now start the VirtualBox installation.

Let’s follow the steps below to install VirtualBox.  The file, double click on it to install it.

Download VirtualBox
Download VirtualBox

 

As in the screenshot below, let’s click on “Next” in the first window.

VirtualBox setup
VirtualBox setup

 

In the next step, we will see the window where the files of this program will be located on our computer, we can change the target location by clicking the ‘Browse’ button. Next, let’s continue by clicking “Next”.

Custom Setup-target location
Custom Setup-target location

 

In the next step, as seen in the screenshot below, we see in which areas the program shortcuts will be located in ‘Windows’, we have ticked all of them, you can customize it as you wish. Next, let’s continue by clicking “Next”.

Program shortcuts
Program shortcuts

 

In this step, if we continue, we get the warning that “Oracle VirtualBox Network Interface” installation can reset our computer’s network adapters and temporarily disconnect, let’s continue by clicking “Yes”.

Oracle VirtualBox Network Interface
Oracle VirtualBox Network Interface

 

On this screen, the screen that indicates that you are ready to start the installation process comes, let’s start the installation process by clicking the “Install” button.

"Ready to Install"
“Ready to Install”

 

The installation has started! We are waiting for the next step.

Begin the Custom installation
Begin the Custom installation

 

In the next step, “Windows” warns about whether the software source is safe, and asks for confirmation to continue with the installation, as we see the screen below, asking for confirmation to continue the installation, let’s continue by clicking the “Install” button.

'Windows', software source
‘Windows’, software source

In the last step, let’s complete the installation by clicking the “Finish” button.

Oracle VirtualBox installation is complete
Oracle VirtualBox installation is complete

 

Upload complete. Everything is ready now! You can install and use a virtual operating system on your computer.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager
Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager

 

Let’s install the guest plugin. First of all, we run it by double-clicking on the guest plugin we just downloaded. We proceed by clicking the “Install” button on the screen that opens.

VirtualBox guest plugin
VirtualBox guest plugin

 

After reading the license on the screen that opens, we proceed by clicking the “I Accept” button.

VirtualBox guest add-on license
VirtualBox guest add-on license

 

We also successfully installed the VirtualBox guest plugin. We complete the screen by clicking the “OK” button.

VirtualBox guest add-on license installed
VirtualBox guest add-on license installed

 

To test whether the guest plugin is installed, we follow the path “File -> Preferences”.

VirtualBox "File -> Preferences"
VirtualBox “File -> Preferences”

 

In the screen that opens, we click on the “Extensions” tab. As you can see, there is a green tick mark to the left of the “Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack” article. So the guest plugin was successfully installed.

In order to use a virtual computer, after the installation of VirtualBox, we need to make the necessary settings and install the operating system we want.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack

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