VirtualBox Download, Installation & Virtual Machine Setup



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Platform

OS: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz
RAM: 4GB
System Type: 64-bit OS

Download

1. Download the VirtualBox installation file (download both packages & extension pack).

Installation

2. Double click the VirtualBox installation file. Click Next.

VirtualBox Installation - Welcome

3. Choose the default settings. Click Next.

VirtualBox Installation - Custom Setup

4. Click Next again (this page just show the shortcut creation for Desktop & Quick Launch Bar).

5. Click Yes.

VirtualBox Installation - Warning! Network Interfaces

6. The next page will start the installation. Click Install. Please wait till the installation is complete. Once completed, you can continue to install the extension pack installer.

VirtualBox Installation - Installation Complete

Virtual Machine Setup

7. Open the VirtualBox. Click New and fill in the Name. You can select the operating system type and version. Then, click Next.

Setup VM - New

8. Set the memory size. VirtualBox will automatically provide the recommended value (green vs red mark line) but you still can increase or decrease the memory size value accordingly. Click Next.

Setup VM - Memory Size

9. Select “Create a virtual hard drive now”. Click Create and on the next page, choose “VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)”

Setup VM - Create Hard Drive

Setup VM - VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)

10. Define whether you choose Dynamically allocated (drive file will grow as it is used) or Fixed size (maximum size created with no grow) options. As for this example, dynamically allocated option selected.

11. Set the file location and size and choose Create.

Setup VM - File Location & Size

12. You are done!

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