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Title of the script: Installation of VirtualBox in WIndows

Author: Praveen S

Keywords: VirtualBox, VirtualBox installation, Windows, Virtualisation, Spoken Tutorial, Video Tutorial

Visual Cue
Slide: Introduction Welcome to the spoken tutorial on Installing VirtualBox in Windows Operating System.
Slide: Learning Objective

In this tutorial we will learn:
  • How to download VirtualBox and
  • Install it on Windows OS
Slide: System Requirements This tutorial is recorded using
  • Windows OS version 10
  • VirtualBox version 5.2.18
  • Firefox web browser

However you may use any other browser of your choice.

Before we begin, please make sure that you are connected to the Internet.

Slide: VirtualBox What is VirtualBox?
  • VirtualBox is a free and open source software for Virtualization
  • It allows us to install and use multiple OS in the base machine i.e. (host)
  • The base machine can have either Windows, Linux or MacOS
Slide: System requirements for VirtualBox To install an OS inside a VirtualBox, the base machine should have the following configuration.
  • i3 processor or higher
  • RAM 4GB or higher
  • Hard disk free space 50GB or more and
  • Virtualization should be enabled on BIOS

This will ensure that the VirtualBox will work smoothly.

Slide: System requirements for VirtualBox In case the base machine has Windows OS, then it should be any one of the following versions:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 or
  • Windows 10
Lets start the installation.
Slide: VirtualBox Download link To download the latest version of VirtualBox go to the following link in a web browser.



VirtualBox Download page

I have already opened this url in a Firefox web browser on my machine.

This page displays the link to download the latest version of VirtualBox for multiple hosts.

Highlight Version No. At the time of this recording, the latest version of VirtualBox is 5.2.18

It could be different when you watch this tutorial in the future.

Click on Windows hosts Now click on the link Windows hosts.

This will download VirtualBox for Windows OS.

The download may take some time depending on your Internet speed.

Slide: Note Important note:

Before installing VirtualBox, we have to ensure that Virtualization is enabled on our machine.

Go to Taskbar, right click and select Task Manager Let us verify if Virtualization is enabled or not in Windows 8 or 10 machine.

Go to the Taskbar at the bottom left of the window.

Right-click and select Task Manager.

The Task manager window opens.
In Task Manager, click on Performance tab If you are opening it for the first time, click on More details at the bottom of this window.

Then click on the tab Performance.

Bottom right >> highlight Virtualization In the Performance tab, at the bottom right, locate Virtualization.

This will tell us whether the Virtualization is enabled or not, in our machine.


  • If it is not enabled, kindly enable it in BIOS settings.
  • As the BIOS settings vary from computer to computer, we cannot show a demo of the same.
  • If you are not a technical person, kindly do this with the help of a System Administrator.
  • If the option Virtualization is not available in the BIOS
  • Then we cannot install VirtualBox in that machine
Highlight Virtualization Enabled In my case it is already enabled.
Close the taskbar Now close the Taskbar by clicking on the x icon at top right corner.
Let us now install VirtualBox.
Show Downloads folder Go to the folder where we downloaded VirtualBox.exe file.
Right click virtualBox.exe >> select Run as Administrator Now right-click on the file and select Run as Administrator.
Click on Yes In the User Account Control dialog box that appears, click on Yes.
Setup window - Welcome screen Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.18 Setup window with a welcome message appears.
Click Next Click on the Next button at the bottom of the window to proceed further.
Custom Setup window 1 The next screen is Custom Setup.
Point to Location and Browse button.

If we wish to change the location of the installation, we can do so.

Click on the Browse button and then choose the desired location for installation.

I will skip this, as I prefer to install it in the default location.

Click Next Click on the Next button at the bottom of the window to proceed.
Custom Setup window 2 In the next Custom Setup screen, we can select some features depending on our requirement.

By default, all the options will be selected.

Click Next Click on the Next button at the bottom of the window.
Warning screen The next window shows some warning message regarding Network.

This message says that during the installation the Internet will disconnect temporarily.

Click Yes Click on Yes button at the bottom of the window.
Ready to Install >> Click on the Install button We are now redirected to the Ready to Install screen.

Click on the Install button to begin the installation.

This installation may take some time.
Windows Security window You may get a popup window named Windows Security.

It asks whether we want to install the software.

Click on Install button.

Success message Once done we can see the message “Oracle VM VirtualBox installation is complete
Highlight the selection In this screen, there’s an option “Start Oracle VM VirtualBox after installation”

By default, it will be selected.

Uncheck the selection I don’t want to launch VM immediately, so I will unselect it.
Click on Finish Lastly, click on the Finish button.
Show Desktop Now on the Desktop, we can see the shortcut icon for the VirtualBox.
Double click on VirtualBox icon Double-click on the VirtualBox icon to launch the application.
Show VirtualBox Interface VirtualBox application opens. This indicates that the installation is successful.
With this we come to the end of this tutorial.

Let us summarize.

Slide: Summary In this tutorial, we have learnt
  • To check if Virtualization is enabled and
  • To download and install VirtualBox in a Windows 10 machine.

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Slide: Thanks The script and video for this tutorial has been contributed by NVLI and Spoken Tutorial team.

And this is Nancy Varkey from IIT Bombay signing off.

Thank you for joining.

Contributors and Content Editors

Nancyvarkey, Pravin1389