Creating a Virtual Machine Using VirtualBox on Windows

    Sometimes, there is a particular program that we want to run but is plagued withcompatibility Operating System (OS). For example there are applications that weknow first run on WinXP but now after trying again in Win7 not be opened (crash). Oreven it could also have a special application we need to work, but it turns out that application can only run on Windows while Linux-based computer.

Of course, we can use the system to grow two Dual Booting OS in one computer. Butsometimes this is generally impractical because more needs to be prepared such asset partitions, manage files, etc.. Moreover, if one day we have no need for a secondOS, then the uninstall process was not easy. All too often end up re-formatting, and itmeans the set partitions and file again.

    Actually, there is one practical solution to this, namely by using VirtualBox. WithVirtualBox, you can as if making a new computer (virtual machine) and install it withyour desired OS (Guest OS). More great again, you can run both at the same time;move from Guest to Host and vice versa with ease. If it is not needed anymore, you can simply delete it (remove) virtual machine without a complicated process.

Well, in this article I will explain about how to create a virtual machine using VirtualBox.Since many things to be explained, for convenience, then I split them up into severalsections, namely: Download & Installl Virtual Box, Virtual Machine Setup & Guest OS,and the last is the setting. In this example, I will install WinXP in a virtual machine to be created. As for his own VirtualBox I run it on Win7 operating system. Thus, the Guestand Host OS = WinXP OS = Win7. Okay, Here are the steps:


  • First download the installer once its HERE. Select according to the type of OS you use.
  • After that run its installer file. Click Next> when VirtualBox Setup Wizard appears.
  • Next you can choose the installation location. Click Next> to continue.
  • Choose anywhere you want a shortcut is created, then click Next>.

  • Typically will appear warning that the connection to the network will be disconnectedtemporarily on during the installation process. Just click Next>.

  • Click Install to begin the installation process.

  • If the UAC appears, click Yes.

  • Up here you’ve managed to install VirtualBox. Click Finish to run the programVirtualBox.


  • The next thing to do is create a virtual machine it. Click New in the VirtualBox Manager to start..
  • You will be greeted by the New Virtual Machine Wizard. Click Next to continue.

  • Here you will choose what type of OS you want to install the Guest OS. In this examplewe will install WinXP. Click Next if you are finished select the type of OS.

  • You can specify how much memory (RAM) for this virtual machine later. Drag the slider to the desired number, then click Next.

  • For the first time, make sure you men-centang/contreng Boot Hard Disk and selectCreate new hard disk, as illustrated below. If so, click Next.

  • Next you will go to the Create New Virtual Disk Wizard. Click Next to continue.

  • You can choose whether the virtual hard disk size of this magnitude will always bechanged or fixed. For saving you should choose a dynamically expanding storage.Click Next if you have selected.
  • Here you can choose the location where the virtual hard disk will be created, as well asdetermine the maximum size of hard disk (hard disk maximum size). VirtualBox by default suggested size is 10 G. But you also can set smaller as long as you believe that size is enough for your needs later. Click on Next.

  • This is a Summary of the Create New Virtual Disk Wizard. Click Finish.

  • This is a Summary of the process of making the New Virtual Machine. Click Finish.

  • Seen that you already have a virtual machine named WinXP, although it is still empty.Now the next task is to fill this virtual machine with the Guest OS. Double-click on theWinXP entry to start.
  • You will be greeted by First Run Wizard. Just click Next.

  • Here you will select the media you will use as the source installation. In this example I am using WinXP CD (bootable of course), which I put into Drive E (DVD ROM). If so, click Next.

  • This is a Summary of the First Run Wizard. It’s good here you have prepared her todrive installer that you selected earlier. Click Finish to start the installation process.

  • Display WinXP installation will begin to come out. Press Enter to continue.

  • Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system, and press Enter.

  • Please wait until the WinXP installation process is complete.

  • Congratulations, you now have a WinXP Guest OS on a virtual machine you are!Before you start “playing around” with a new virtual machine it’s good to do somesetting changes first so that you are more comfortable in using it later. Some settingsrequire that the virtual machine in a state of inactivity, some can only be done in Safe Mode Guest OS. Therefore for now shutdown your first Guest OS.


  • This time will be discussed on several setting-an increasingly important so that you arecomfortable in using your virtual machine. Make sure your virtual machine is turned off(powered off), then double-click to turn on and be prepared to press F8 because wewill get into Safe Mode.

  • Choose Safe Mode, then press Enter.
  • Press Enter again when entered into the display as shown below.
  • After entering Safe Mode, click Yes to close the notification window.
  • In the VirtualBox menu, select Devices -> Install Guest Additions.
  • Windows Explorer will appear. Double-click VBoxWindowsAdditions.
  • You will be greeted by the VirtualBox Guest Additions Setup Wizard. Click Next> to continue.

  • Choose the installation location, then click Next>.
  • If you plan to run the application on the Guest OS that require Direct3D (games for example), then make sure the selected Direct3D Support. If you have click Install.
  • Guest Additions installation process was completed. Click on OK.
  • Click Finish to restart and go into normal WinXP.
  • Next we’ll create a Shared Folders. Its usefulness is as a place to exchange (transfer)files between Guest and Host. The trick is to select Devices -> Shared Folders
  • Click the Add button to the right of the window.
  • In the Folder Path, select Other.
  • Specify the folder where you want shared.
  • Next select the Auto-mount directly to the folder is shared automatically at startup
  • Result will be seen here. You also can create more than one Shared Folders if youwant. Click OK to terminate.
  • This new Shared Folders will begin to be used if you already do a restart. But for nowshutdown the Guest OS you first because we will make final changes to the settings via the VirtualBox Manager.
  • Click Settings on the menu VirtualBox Manager.
  • Select the System tab on the left. Well here you can make the memory (RAM) and also the Boot Order. In order to boot quickly, select Hard Disk as the Boot Order firstpriority.
  • Select the Display tab and you can change the amount of Video Memory (VGA Card)and also enable the Enable 3D Acceleration feature. Click OK if it is.
  • Next run the virtual machine again. After entering Windows, try running Explorer. Seen that the Shared Folders now can be accessed.
  • Applications that do not now be opened in Win7 are now able to run.
     Thus the explanation of technical measures to create a virtual machine installation andGuest OS using VirtualBox. In this way, we seem to have a “new computer” that is ready to run. In the IT world, a lot of benefits to be gained by using this VirtualBox. AJava Programmers who want to create a multi-platform applications, can use VirtualBox to test programs in a variety of OS (Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, etc.).Or someone who is studying to be a hacker, usually also will create a virtual machineto test the efficacy of artificial viruses or scripts, without having to worry primary OSbeing used also infected. You can experiment with this VirtualBox according to your needs. Good luck! 😀 😀

Posted on 1 January 2012, in Tips N Trick and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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