VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image files were originally developed by Oracle Corporation for the Oracle VM VirtualBox software application. Visitor data analysis shows that these VirtualBox Virtual Disk Image files are typically seen on Windows 10 user machines from United States. If you’re creating the Windows 10 VM image from a system that is in use, you’re going to need more space for the VM image. If you have a new system, there won’t be too many user files and the image will be smaller. You will need quite a bit of space on your hard drive or on an external drive to save the VM image. The disk image files support features such as fixed and dynamic disk sizing, differencing and snapshots. VHDs also have some unique advantages when used with Microsoft OSes. For one, the boot loaders for recent editions of Windows can be configured to boot directly from a VHD file.
Do you want to know how to install windows 7 on VirtualBox?
A virtual disk image (VDI) is the image of a VirtualBox virtual hard disk. You can download a VDI, load it in VirtualBox (or another virtual machine tool), and load the pre-built operating system environment. For many users, it saves having to download and install an operating system in VirtualBox, as well as the configuration time.
If yes keep reading this post.
Also Read: How to install Chrome OS on PC using VirtualBox.
I know installing windows 7 in 2019 is pretty outdated.
But some people like me really like windows 7.
And the bad news for them is that Windows 7 is going to end this January 2020 & after that, no security updates will be provided to it.
Also in this generation of the internet using any windows OS without any security update is like a threat.
But don’t worry I have a solution.
So in this post, I will show you how to install Windows 7 on a virtual machine in Windows 10 safely.
Let’s see How.
Install Windows 7 On VirtualBox Virtual Machine
But before we begin.
Please make sure that you have a Windows 7 ISO for Virtualbox.
And if you don’t have an ISO file you can download it from Microsoft.
Moreover, if you have a windows 7 bootable USB then you can easily convert the bootable USB to an iso file.
And this tutorial is divided into two parts, one is creating Windows 7 virtual machine & another one is installing windows 7 on Virtualbox.
So Let’s get started…
1. Install & Open Virtualbox
Download & Install Virtualbox from the given link. And after installation is completed Open it. Download link…
2. Create a Virtual Machine
Click on the New button to create a virtual machine.
Now it will ask for Name, Type of OS like Microsoft windows and Version of OS like Windows 7 64bit. And then Click on Next.
3. Memory Size (RAM)
Now select the amount of memory (RAM) to be allocated to the virtual machine. As for the Windows 7 Virtual PC recommended memory size is 2048Mb or 2Gb.
4. Create Virtual Hard Disk
And the next step is creating a virtual hard drive for this virtual machine. And the recommended size is 32Gb. Just click on Create.
Now select the VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) option as a Hard disk file type.
Now select the Dynamically allocated option as a type of storage on the physical hard disk. Click on Next.
Now Select the File location and size of the virtual hard drive.
5. Configuring Virtual Machine
Now your Win7 Virtual machine is ready & here comes the configuration part. Click on Settings.
On the next screen, Go to Storage, then in the storage devices Click on Empty and then in optical drives Click on the Cd icon to Choose a disk file… So that you can install windows 7 on Virtualbox from ISO file.
Now Browse to the Windows 7 ISO image file, then Select & Click on Open.
That’s it! Your windows 7 Virtualbox is ready to run. So Click on Start & it will start booting and loading the windows 7 files.
And Done! You can see Windows 7 Virtual Machine Running properly.
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So that’s how you can easily install windows 7 in a virtual machine in Windows 10 using Virtual Box. And you can also follow the same method for Virtual PC & VMware.
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Stay tuned for the next post on How to install windows 7 from USB in Virtualbox.
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