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Creating a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box

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This article provides an overview of creating a new virtual machine in VirtualBox (5.0.8).

  • To create a new virtual machine, you need to start VirtualBox. On the host where you installed VirtualBox. The Oracle VM VirtualBox will start and on the console screen, click the “New” button on the toolbar.



Enter the name of the virtual machine, the type of the operating system and the specific verison of the operating system, then click the “Next” button. If you are using a 64-bit host OS, you can choose between 32-bit and 64-bit VMs. If you are using a 32-bit host OS, you can only use 32 – bit guests.

  • Enter the amount of memory required by the VM and click the “Next” button. Remember to leave enough memory for the host OS to work properly. If you are running multiple VM’s, try not to over allocate the memory or your host OS will start experiencing performance issues.



  • Accept the option to create a new virtual hard drive by clicking the “Create” button.



  • Unless you have a specific file type requirement, accept the default VDI type by clicking the “Next” button.



  • Accept the dynamically allocated option by clicking the “Next” button.



  • If you don’t want to use the defaults, enter the required location, name and size of the virtual disk and click the “Create” button.



  • Virtual machine creation is complete now. Click the “Start” button to boot into the OS installation and proceed with the installation.