Windows 11 is in beta version if you want to try out the new features of Windows 11. Then you can install Windows 11 on VirtualBox, without damaging your main operating system.
Here in this article, we are going to discuss how we can install windows 11 on VirtualBox. So, without wasting any time, let dive into the steps.
How to Download Windows 11 ISO File
To install Windows 11 on VirtualBox, we need to download the Windows 11 ISO file. On the internet, you will find Windows 11 leaked ISO files, that continue malware, virus, and some malicious software, that can affect your system.
If you want to try out the official Windows 11 on VirtualBox, then you can download these Windows 11 ISO files from the Windows Insider Program site. Here are the steps to download Windows 11 ISO file:
Step 1: Visit the Windows Insider Program site and register yourself as a beta tester.
Step 2: Now login to your Windows Insider account and visit this link to download the Windows 11 ISO file.
Step 3: Here select your Windows 11 edition, product language, and click on the “Download” option.
How to Install Windows 11 on VirtualBox
In this section, we are going to discuss how we can install Windows 11 on VirtualBox. We have Windows 11 ISO file, now it’s time to install VirtualBox on Windows PC. After you have installed VirtualBox follow these steps to install Windows 11 on VirtualBox:
Step 1: Create a new virtual machine, to create one, click “New“, and name your virtual machine, select type as windows and version as Windows 10(64-bit) and click on “Next“.
Step 2: Select the amount of RAM you want to allocate to your VirtualBox. Recommended RAM size is 2GB, but I will suggest allocating at least 50 percent of your PC RAM to your VirtualBox for better performance.
Step 3: Now click on “Create a virtual hard disk now” and click on create.
Step 4: On the next window, you have to select a hard disk file type. Here select “VirtualBox Disk Image” and click on “Next”.
Step 5: Now select “Dynamically allocated” and allocate hark disk size at least 100GB, then click on “Create“. It will create your virtual machine.
Step 6: Now we have to select the Windows 11 ISO file. For that select your virtual machine, click on “Settings“, click on “Storage“, select “Empty“, click on the disk icon and choose a disk file and select the Windows 11 ISO file.
Step 7: Now start your virtual machine and follow the Windows 11 installation setup, here select your language and click on “Next” and click “Install“.
Step 8: Here it will ask you to enter the Windows 11 activation key, simple click on “I don’t have a product key“, then click on “Next“.
Step 9: Now select your Windows 11 Operating system version click on “Next” and accept your license agreement.
Step 10: Select installation type as “Custom” and allocated installation virtual hard disk and click on “Next“.
Step 11: After that, wait until your Windows 11 installation gets completed on your VirtualBox and it will present you with a Windows 11 welcome screen.
That’s it, this is how you can install Windows 11 on VirtualBox if you want to try out new features of Windows 11. I hope this article helped you!