VirtualBox is miễn phí virtualization software that allows us trang chủ users lớn play with multiple operating systems within our main computer. By creating a virtual machine, we can run guest software, i.e. Another operating system, and keep it completely separate from the one running the computer, as if the guest software is in a box, away from everything else.

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You should see the option for a 64-bit operating system. If you do, it means you are ready khổng lồ install. If you don’t see the option, you may need lớn revisit your BIOS và either select a different option or update the BIOS.
Allocate some memory for your virtual machine, go in increments of 1024, use 4096 MB if your system can handle it. Don’t go into the red when setting memory size.
Then, choose your hard disk tệp tin type, the preselected VDI option works for most things.
Select the amount of disk space you want for your virtual machine, around 40+ GB is a good start, this will give you enough space for the OS và extra programs that you need lớn download.

VirtualBox should now mix up your guest as directed. It could take a few seconds or a few minutes depending on your computer and required settings.

Setting Up Your 64-bit Guest in VirtualBox

Once created, we need to vì a little configuration before we install our guest operating system.

Highlight the drive you just created and click Settings.Navigate to lớn System và set your boot order.Select the Processor tab và select at least two virtual processors.Select Acceleration và make sure Enable VT-x/AMD-V is checked.

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All other defaults should be acceptable, but feel không lấy phí to explore và configure as you see fit. It’s a good idea to lớn have some idea of what you’re doing, though, rather than changing things at random. Luckily, VirtualBox has a very comprehensive user manual.

Then, once you’ve got everything set up the way you want it and you’re ready lớn proceed, click Start. A new window will appear asking you to select a start disk. Select the DVD or ISO of the operating system you want to lớn install and click OK.

Your operating system of choice will perform the usual installation process and will eventually load into its desktop. Depending on your computer, this could take longer than it usually would as your computer is not only running the host and VirtualBox itself, it is also running a virtualized installer. It’s doing a lot of heavy lifting, so be patient.

Once loaded into your new 64-bit guest, you can install apps, programs, and whatever you want khổng lồ make it work how you want. When you have it running perfectly, navigate khổng lồ the Machine thực đơn at the vị trí cao nhất of the virtualization screen and click Take Snapshot. This takes an image of your guest so you can quickly restore a working version should you need to.

VirtualBox is a great way to explore new operating systems without committing lớn one or reconfiguring a perfectly good computer. It is free, và while there is a bit of a learning curve it isn’t so steep that you cannot quickly master it. I think it is an excellent piece of software & use it regularly to see how destructible Windows 10 is.