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Install Windows 11 on a VirtualBox VM


One way to explore Windows 11 safely and without affecting your main system is by setting up Windows 11 on a VirtualBox virtual machine. In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the process of loading Windows 11 on a VirtualBox virtual machine.

Step 1: Install VirtualBox

If you haven't already installed VirtualBox, head to the VirtualBox website and download the installer for your operating system. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Step 2: Create a New Virtual Machine

Step 3: Allocate Memory (RAM)

In the "Memory size" window, allocate an appropriate amount of RAM for your virtual machine. Windows 11 requires at least 4 GB of RAM, but it's recommended to assign more if you have enough system resources. Typically, 4-8 GB should work well. Adjust the slider accordingly and click "Next."

Step 4: Create a Virtual Hard Disk

Step 5: Configure Virtual Hard Disk Size

Allocate an appropriate amount of storage space for your Windows 11 virtual machine. Windows 11 requires a minimum of 64 GB for the 64-bit version. Adjust the size as needed and click "Create."

Step 6: Configure Virtual Machine Settings

Step 7: Install Windows 11

Step 8: Install VirtualBox Guest Additions

(Optional but Recommended)

To enhance your virtual machine's performance and functionality, you can install VirtualBox Guest Additions. This will provide features like seamless mode, shared folders, and better graphics support. Here's how:

Congratulations! You've successfully loaded Windows 11 on a VirtualBox virtual machine. You can now explore the new features of Windows 11 without impacting your primary operating system. Enjoy your Windows 11 experience in a secure and isolated environment.

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Posted: 2023-11-07
By: dwirch
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