How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 Using VirtualBox

How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 Using VirtualBox

Do you want to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 without affecting your windows operating system? If your answer is yes, then read this completed article. This is a beginner’s guide on “How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 using VirtualBox“. Here we had provided you with the step-by-step processes.

Ubuntu is a free and open-source operating system. We are going to install Ubuntu on our VirtualBox.

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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 Using VirtualBox

We are going to use VirtualBox to install Ubuntu on our windows computer. So First, let me clear that VirtualBox is free and open-source software with the help of this software we can install multiple operating systems in a single host operating system. 

So before starting with how to install Ubuntu on Windows 10. Check various prerequisites to install Ubuntu on a system.

Step 1: Download Ubuntu ISO File

Go to and click on download option from the menu and select “Ubuntu Desktop” and download it.

Step 2: Download  and Install VirtualBox

Go to and download the VirtualBox. Now after you downloaded the software, install VirtualBox as you install other software on your system. The installation process is easy.

Also Read: How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 10

Step 4: Creating a Virtual Machine

Open the VirtualBox software, now you have to create a Virtual Machine. For that just follow these steps Click on “New”, name your machine, select the type of Operating System and version that you had downloaded (32-bit or 64-bit). After selecting all this just click “Next“.

Then we have to select Memory Size (RAM for the virtual machine) Minimum 1024 MB is recommended but I’ll suggest you select at least of 2GB RAM or more. Select “Create a Virtual Hard Drive now” and select file type VDI (Virtual Disk Image).

Now we have to allocate storage on the physical hard disk. Select “Dynamically allocated” and allocate 50 – 100GB of storage and finally click on “Create”. If you’re facing a problem regarding creating a virtual machine then watch the video tutorial mentioned above.

Step 5: Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

Now our virtual machine is ready for installation. To install the Ubuntu on VirtualBox follow this step select the OS name in VirtualBox then click Settings > Storage > Controller ID > Empty > Optical Drive.

Now click on the optical drive drop-down menu and select choose virtual optical disk file. Select the Ubuntu ISO image file from your downloaded location, then click OK.

Now click “Start” it will install Ubuntu on your VirtualBox. It will take some to install.

Step 6: Setting up Ubuntu

After that, you’ll get an option to install Ubuntu. Click on “Install Ubuntu”, select Keyboard layout, and on the updates and other software select “normal installation“, download updates while installing Ubuntu, and Install third-party software of graphics and Wi-Fi hardware and additional media formats and click on “Continue”.

Select installation type as “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”, don’t worry it will not going to erase any of the data because we are installing it on a virtual machine, and finally, click on “Install Now“.

After that click on continue, select a location, register a user and click on continue.

It will take approximately 30 minutes to install the Ubuntu operating system on VirtualBox. After the installation is completed reboot the virtual machine on the booting windows press [Enter] to reboot.

Now you are ready to use Ubuntu on windows 10. If you get a screen resolution problem then follow these steps to fix it.

Step 1: On the bottom, you will find the Show Allpication option (with nine dots), just click on it and search for settings.

Step 2: Open settings, click on the search icon and search for display. Under display option, you will find theResolution option.

Note:- If only the half part is visible then drag the window to see the hidden part.

Step 3: Click on Resolution and select resolution depending upon your default computer resolution and after that click Apply and Keep Changes.

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