In this blog post, we will learn how to download and install VirtualBox on Windows 10.

What is VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a free, open-source general-purpose hosted hypervisor for x86 hardware developed by Oracle Corporation. Originally first developed by Innotech GmBH in 2007, Sun Microsystems acquired Innotek in February 2008, and then, in 2010, Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle Corporation.

It supports cross-platform operating systems; it can be installed on Windows, Linux, macOS, Solaris, and OpenSolaris.

VirtualBox is a Type 2 hypervisor that runs on an installed operating system, which is called the “host,” and the virtual machine that is running inside VirtualBox is called a “guest operating system.”

If you are running the Windows 10 operating system and want to install Linux Ubuntu, you can install VirtualBox and install Linux as a guest operating system. It is very useful for developers, programmers, system administrators, or personal computer users.

Install VirtualBox on Windows 10

Visit the below link to download VirtualBox.


After downloading the software, run the setup file, and then click “Next”.

How to install VirtualBox on Windows 10

On the custom setup, click “Next“.

How to install VirtualBox on Windows 10
Click “Next”.
How to install VirtualBox on Windows 10

Warning Network Interfaces, click “Next”.

warning network interface

Ready to Install, click “Install”.

ready to install

Click “Install” to install the device software.

device software

Click “Finish

setup finish

VirtualBox Interface.

virtualbox interface

To check the installed version of VirtualBox, click “Help” then “About VirtualBox”.

about Virtualbox

Version 6.1


It’s always best practice to use the updated version of the software for security reasons. To update the VirtualBox, go to File and click “Check for updates“.

check for update

If you are running the older version, it will update to the latest one.

already new version

Install Linux Ubuntu in VirtualBox by following the instructions in the post below



Free VirtualBox is one of the best free virtualization software for personal use, and a paid version is also available for commercial use, and it’s very easy to install on Windows 10.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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