Have you ever tried to install Windows operating system on Mac computer? However, Mac operating system is the best OS and Windows is more popular and well known for the people. You can install and run Windows 10 in OS X for free using VirtualBox. Because this installs Windows into a virtual machine atop existing Mac system software, running Windows is basically like running any other application, which makes it much easier than configuring Boot Camp for a native Windows experience. In this article, you will learn how to install Windows 10 on Mac using VirtualBox, create virtual machine on Mac, and how to edit virtual machine on Mac? with complete step by step guide.
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Install Windows 10 on Mac with VirtualBox
Setting up Windows 10 to run on the Mac is quite simple and requirements are basic enough though the more resources the computer has the better the overall experience will be. To get started, you’ll first need to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft and get VirtualBox. The rest is just a matter of following the simple instructions, and soon you’ll have Windows running in OS X in no time.
Windows 10 Installation Requirements
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
- Free hard disk space: 16 GB
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Windows 10 Installation Requirements for VirtualBox
- Download VirtualBox from Oracle (free) – install this as like any other app
- Download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft (free) – put this somewhere easy to locate, like the Mac Desktop
- At least 8GB of disk space to install Windows into the virtual machine
- A reasonably speedy computer with sufficient RAM and CPU
Now, let’s get started that how to install Windows 10 on Mac computer by using VirtualBox. Download the VB and Windows 10 ISO. Install the VirtualBox then open it. To install the VirtualBox on your Mac, simply click on the pkg file then click continue.
Create Virtual Machine on Mac
To create virtual machine on Mac, open the VirtualBox first, then tap on the “New“. Once you clicked on “New”, a small window will pop up. In this window. You should choose a name and operating system type. In the name field, type “Windows 10” then choose the Windows type and version. Once you are done. Click on the “Continue” button.
Select the amount of memory or RAM in megabytes to be allocated to the virtual machine. At least 1 GB for 32-bit version and 2 GB for 64 version.
If you wish you can add a virtual hard disk to the new machine. You can either create a new hard disk file or select one from the list or from another location using the folder icon. For this demonstration, click on the second option “Create a virtual hard disk now“.
When clicked on create, a new window will be shown to you. Now, choose the first option “VirtualBox Disk Image” then hit the “Continue” button.
A dynamically allocated hard disk file will only use space on your physical hard disk as it fills up then it directly take space from your host computer. A fixed size hard disk file may take longer to create on some systems but is often faster to use. It depends on you that which type of disk you want to choose. I use here the “dynamically allocated“.
Now, the name of the virtual machine hard disk file. Or click on the folder icon to choose a different folder. Don’t forget to select the size of the virtual machine hard disk in megabytes. This size is the limit on the amount of file data that a virtual machine will be able to store on the hard disk.
How to Edit Virtual Machine on Mac?
When you create a brand new virtual machine so now it’s time to edit virtual machine. If you skip this process, you will not be able to install Windows 10 on Mac computer with VirtualBox. Now, click on the VirtualBox “Settings“.
Now, you’ll see the some options ” General, System, Display, Storage, Audio, Network, Ports, Shared Folders, User Interface”. First, click on the system tab. Choose at least 2 GB of RAM for 64-bit version of Windows 10. Put the chipset to “PIIX3“.
Now, Go the “Display” then setting everything like the screenshot below.
Go the “Storage tab“. Click on “Empty“. There is a small CD/DVD icon at top right hand-side. Click on that and choose Windows 10 ISO wherever it’s located. It’s done! tell here.
Install Windows 10 on Mac by Using VirtualBox
Now, everything is ready for Windows 10 installation. To install Windows 10 on Mac, tap on green arrow icon “Start“. Automatically the Windows will start installing on VirtualBox.
Now, the Windows 10 will start installing. Choose the keyboard and language and click next button.
Choose “Install Now“. Check out the Microsoft software license terms then hit “Next” button. Choose ” Custome installation of Windows“. Now, You have to do some partitions on this device. Click “New” then apply. Hit next to start the Windows 10 Installation.
Wait for some minutes and get relaxed. This will take around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
After several times restarting the below page will pop up for you. If you have the Windows 10 Product key, so type and hit enter otherwise, click on the “Do this later“.
Choose ” Use express settings“.
Don’t create an account, just tap on “Skip this step“.
Create an account for this PC. To create an account, type the username and password. Choose a proper hint for the password. If you don’t want to use the password for this device. Only type the username and click “Next” button.
It’s done now! This is the complete screenshot.
Though this was somehow lengthy but we have covered everything. Again if you did not understand any point. Feel free to ask us just below this post. If you’re enjoying this VirtualBox experience, you may be pleased to discover that you can run many other operating systems in the virtual machine environment as well. Thanks for being with us.