Tuesday, 25 August 2015

How to install Windows 10 in VirtualBox

How to install Windows 10 in VirtualBox

Install Windows 10 in Virtualbox : Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows operating system, to everyone's surprise, it is not Windows 9x, but Windows 10 . And just the day after the announcement, a first trial (the so-called Technical Preview ) and was available for download.

How to install Windows 10 in VirtualBox

It is a trial version, we know, and it is by no means the final operating system that should will use for our everyday tasks.

If you also want to try it risk-free for your current Windows installation (or if, like me, you use another operating system), here's it is easy and safe way  do it: by install in a virtual machine . Let's see how to install Windows 10 on

VirtualBox .

1. First of all, we need to make sure we have everything we need : the VirtualBox client  (which lets you create a virtual computer within) and ISO Technical  Preview of Windows 10 file , you can download in English, UK English simplified . To download you must sign in with your Windows Live user in Windows Insider Program .

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2. Do you already have VirtualBox installed and you downloaded the ISO file of  Windows 10? let's start: start VirtualBox and click  button New to create a new virtual machine. Give it a name, select the type ("Windows") operating system version (32 or 64 bits) and assign RAM (at least 1GB).

install Windows 10 in VirtualBox


3. On the menu of HDD ( Hard drive ), select the option to create a new one. A new window where you can choose the folder where to save, size (open at least 16 GB ),type ( VDI ) and storage ( Dynamically Allocated ).

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4. We have the virtual machine created, but there are two small adjustments by touch: first, select the newly created Windows 10 machine and click the button Settings . Then select the menu  System , and the field Boot order , move the CD / DVD to be the first in the boot order.

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5. The other adjustment is made ​​to Settings> Storage . Select the driver for the CD ( Controller: IDE ) and click on the CD icon. A menu where you can choose the ISO file of Windows 10 have downloaded will open. Click OK to save all these changes - needed to start the installation to start the virtual machine for the first time.

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6. Finally, it is time: click the green arrow button ( Start ) to start your virtual machine of Windows 10 will begin installing the operating system..

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After a few minutes  perhaps expect occasional reboot, you'll finally have a first version of Windows 10 on your computer, ready to use - without any effect on your current operating system.

how to install windows 10 in virtualbox

how to install windows 10 in virtualbox


how to install windows 10 in virtualbox

 windows 10 in virtualbox


Please note: when shut down Windows 10 virtual machine in VirtualBox, do not forget to remove the ISO file from the CD . Otherwise, when you start the system again, it will boot from CD and start the installation again. You only have to go back to the same menu item 5 ( Settings> Storage ), click
 the CD icon and choose the "option remove from virtual disk drive ".

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