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How To Install Windows 11 On VirtualBox? [Guide]

Install Windows 11 On VirtualBox

In this, we’ve explained the steps through which you can install Windows 11 on VirtualBox. The most recent update of VirtualBox has been released by Oracle after almost 4 years. Secure boot for the users of Windows 11 and TPM is supported in the latest version of Virtualbox which is VirtualBox 7.0. This just means that now Windows 11 can be installed by you on VirtualBox with no need of worrying about TPM and secure boot checks.

Even though you can create a Windows 11 virtual machine with the help of Hyper V, there are many advanced options offered by VirtualBox like resource allocation and UEF. If you are wondering about how you can install Windows 11 on Virtualbox by skipping the secure boot check and TPM then you’re at the right place! Read the guide to know more!

Steps To Install Windows 11 On VirtualBox

All the steps that you need to follow in order to enable virtualization, create Windows 11 virtual machine and install Windows 11 on Virtualbox are given altogether in this guide so you don’t have to wander around the various sites. Let’s finally get into the content of this article!

Enable Virtualization on Windows 11

You need to first enable virtualization and enter the BIOS / UEFI on the Windows 11 computer in order to install Windows 11 on VirtualBox.

Firstly boot into UEFI or BIOS after restarting your computer. Depending on your computer’s manufacturer, the boot key can vary. It is usually F9 or F10. So if you’re having trouble finding the boot key of your computer manufacturer, look at the list below.

Boot Keys

Enabling virtualization on your device is a very easy task. Generally, the option of virtualization is found on BIOS in the advanced tab options or the system configuration. Now you just have to save changes after enabling the option of virtualization. Finally, restart your computer and check if the option of virtualization is enabled or not.

Create a Windows 11 VM on VirtualBox

  • Firstly, download VirtualBox 7.0 for Windows from the official website. The good thing is that the setup executable is only about 100 MB. Now install VirtualBox 7.0 on Windows 11 computer by running the EXE file.
Install Virtual Box
  • Once the installation is complete, tap on New after opening the VirtualBox.
Click On New
  • The next step is naming your Windows 11 virtual machine. For example “Windows 11“.
Enter The Term Windows 11
  • Choose the downloaded Windows 11 ISO image under the “ISO image”. The next step is to activate the checkbox of Skip Unattended Installation and then tap on Next.
Select The Windows 11 ISO Image
  • The next step involves the allocation of the quantity of RAM needed to install Windows 11 on VirtualBox. The minimum requirement is 4GB. Depending upon the hardware, for your CPU count, you can assign around two or more cores. Don’t forget to activate the “Enable EFI (special OSes only) checkbox.
Enable EFI
  • Choose “Create a Virtual Hard Disk Now” after allocating a minimum of 64GB of storage. More storage can also be assigned if available.
Allocate Size
  • Finally, you need to tap on Finish and now you can easily install Windows 11 on Virtualbox.
Click On Finish

How to install Windows 11 on VirtualBox?

Let’s now move to the installation process of Windows 11 as you’ve already created the virtual machine. Boot it up and move to the next part.

  • Select Start > Normal Start present in the VirtualBox manager window.
Click On Start
  • In a few seconds, the Windows 11 installer can be seen on the screen. You can now install Windows 11 on Virtualbox with the help of the basic installing steps.
Click On Install Now
  • Now that you’ve followed the above-given steps, you must have noticed that no TPM or secure boot errors were shown by the VM installation. Just finish the OOBE setup and you’re done.

Note: As virtualization support for secure boot and TPM 1.2 and 2.0 are provided in Virtualbox 7.0, the installation process becomes easier. However, if an older version of VirtualBox is used by you then you have to rely on workarounds in order to overcome TPM, Secure boot, and RAM requirements for installing Windows 11.

Wait For Setup To Get Complete

Bypass TPM and Secure Boot

So you just need to follow the above-given steps to install Windows 11 on VirtualBox easily without the use of workarounds to overcome the secure boot or TPM requirements. The use of any kind of registry hacks or other workarounds is not required on VirtualBox 7.0. So this is it! Hope this helps, let us know if you’ve any queries.

By Vishal

Meet Vishal Negal, a digital marketer and tech enthusiast with over 8 years of experience. Specializing in creating comprehensive how-to guides, in-depth reviews, and engaging tech-related content.

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