Microsoft’s latest offering, Windows 11, is set to revolutionize the user experience with its impressive lineup of new features. It boasts the ability to run Android applications on a PC without the need for an emulator, as well as DirectX 12 Ultimate compatibility for an enhanced visual experience while gaming. Windows 11 also supports Auto HDR and DirectStorage, and has a plethora of stunning visual updates, including new widgets for news, weather, and calendars.
If you want to test out Windows 11, it’s best to install it on a virtual machine like Oracle VirtualBox. In this guide, we will show you how to easily install Windows 11 on VirtualBox, along with its system requirements and basic settings.
Windows 11 Install Requirements
Before we dive into the installation process, here are the system requirements for Windows 11 according to Microsoft:
– Processors: 1 GHz or faster with at least 2 cores on a 64-bit processor
– RAM: 4GB of RAM
– Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
– System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot
– TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
– Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
– Displays: High-definition 720p
How to Install Windows 11 on VirtualBox
To install Windows 11 on VirtualBox, follow these simple steps:
1. Download Oracle VirtualBox and Extension Pack.
First, download and install Oracle VirtualBox and the Extension Pack that can be found on the VirtualBox website.
2. Install VirtualBox.
Next, navigate to the VirtualBox download folder and double-click to initiate the installation process. Click “Next” to continue, select the installation location, and click “Install” to begin installing VirtualBox.
3. Create Virtual Machines.
Open VirtualBox and click on “New”, then type in the virtual machine’s name and select Microsoft Windows as the type and Windows 10 (64-bit) as the version. Allocate the desired amount of RAM and create a virtual hard disk. Choose VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) and select “Dynamically allocated,” then allocate the hard disk size.
4. Manage Virtual Machines.
Click “Settings” to access your Windows 11 virtual machine settings. Uncheck the “Floppy” option under the motherboard tab, upgrade your processor under the Processor tab, and increase video memory under the Display tab. Choose “Empty” under the Storage tab and select the blue disc icon to create/choose a virtual optical disk. Select the Windows 11 ISO file and click “Open”.
5. Run Virtual Machines.
Select the Windows 11 ISO file and click “Open” to boot up the virtual machine, and then click the Start button at the top of VirtualBox. Select your desired language and click “Next,” then click “Install Now”. Select the edition of Windows 11 and click “Next.” Accept the software license and select the “Custom” installation option to begin the process. Allocate disk size and wait for the installation process to complete.
6. Windows 11 Basic Settings.
Choose your region, keyboard layout, and personal settings. Add your Microsoft account, select privacy settings, and click “Agree”. Finally, Windows 11 has been successfully installed on VirtualBox on your Windows 10 device.
Virtual machines are a great way to test out new operating systems like Windows 11 without the risk of damaging your device. With the installation process outlined in this guide, you can install Windows 11 on VirtualBox in a few easy steps. It’s important to meet the system requirements outlined by Microsoft before attempting to install this new operating system. Now that you’ve successfully installed Windows 11, enjoy the plethora of new features and improvements.