How to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine

An ISO image of the new Windows 11 operating system has already been posted on the network, but, unfortunately, not everyone will be able to install it – the version for developers requires a hardware encryption module TPM 2.0, which not everyone has. But do not despair – you can try the new OS in a virtual machine, and it takes even less time than installing the system on your drive.

⚠️ Important: before installing all the necessary components, you need the boot Windows 11 (ISO) image. <- Download here!

How to install VirtualBox virtual machine

The installation process is quite simple:

  • Wait for the application to load, then click on it;
  • Go through the installation step.

How to create a virtual machine in VirtualBox

In order to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine, we first need to create it:

  • Start the VirtualBox application;
  • Click on the “Create” button;
  • Specify the name of the virtual machine;
  • Select the OS version “Windows 10 64-bit”;
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  • Specify the amount of RAM for this machine (you can leave the parameter unchanged);
  • In the window for selecting the amount of memory, click “Create”;
  • Select the VDI type (you can leave the parameter unchanged);
  • Select “Dynamic virtual disk” and click on the “Next” button;
  • In the window that opens, click “Next” again.

The virtual machine is now created and ready to install Windows 11.

How to install Windows 11 on VirtualBox

Installing Windows 11 on a virtual machine requires just a few clicks:

  • Double-click on the icon of the created car in the left part of the application;
  • In the window that appears, select the image that you downloaded in advance;
  • Follow the path of installing Windows 11 (no different from installing Windows 10 – you need to select a language, region, sign in to your Microsoft account, and so on);
  • After installation, wait a few minutes for the system to configure;
  • You can use Windows 11 in a virtual machine.  
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