How to Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina
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How to Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina

How to Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina

Microsoft will kick out, their latest update of Windows 10 coming this spring. Windows 10 spring version will have the latest significant features and high-performance security. And the update of the upcoming Windows 10 update will known versions 2004 and the code will be 20H1. Every notification will be followed by us, by bringing more changes to its recent updates. The population of the world is 7Billion but with different operating systems, now Windows 10 is more than 900 million computers. As we have different “OS” like macOS, Linux, and Windows. And unfortunately, Windows 7 is officially kicked out this year due to its security reason. Microsoft is notifying its users to upgrade their computer to Windows 10, in order to run Windows smoothly and more secure. As the expectation of users every 6 months, Microsoft releases its latest updates to the operating system.

The latest update of Windows preview mode is available on the Windows Insider program, maybe its official update will be released in the coming May 2020. As I have experienced for installing Microsoft Windows 10X Emulator on Windows PC. I upgraded my PC to its preview version through Windows 10 Insider and got its preview build. Microsoft mentioned its security privacy but I am not much sure about that. It depends on you to update to preview mode of wait for its general release.

Windows 10 20H1
Windows 10 20H1

Windows 10 2004 20H1 includes a huge number of unbelievable features changes.

  • Cortana: Microsoft announced on the developer conference about Cortana changes. After this Cortana will involve a personal productivity assistant that helps you to use Microsoft 365 Apps easily. Cortana will customizable that you can manage its place everywhere that you want like other Apps on Windows 10. Cortana will help you like Google Assistant, Siri, to create Emails. For example, through Cortana, you can write text or message to someone. Improved Calendars lets you create a task to ask from meetings and more.
  • Search Home: Windows 10 search home access 4 quick search bar to your operating system search home for easy access, Like the weather, top news, today history, and New movies.
  • Kaomoji: Microsoft added Kaomoji beautiful stickers to its keyboard shortcut alongside with other emojis on Windows 10.
  • Virtual Desktop: Easily access to rename your virtual desktops, Option into settings that automatically open Windows platform Apps after you restart your operating system.

If you are running Windows 10, getting its latest update is easy. Navigate to Windows start menu click on settings, when the settings window opened. Click on Update & Security, and check for Windows & update. Newly update of Windows 10 is out and you can upgrade your older version to its latest version 1909. Furthermore, Windows 10 1909 update is free to upgrade your current Windows 10 PC. Be sure that if you are migrating from Windows 8/8.1/7 to Windows 10 then take a backup of your files.

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Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina

Those were all about Window’s upcoming latest update. So, do you need to run Windows 10 on macOS Catalina using VirtualBox? You need to run Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina freely. Installing other OS to an actual operating system is just a copy. Therefore, for getting more experience we covered all those and put it on one article. Indeed running Windows 10 on VirtualBox virtual machine of Mac or macOS is simple like running other Apps.  Running Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS or Mac is quite easy, and running on a Virtual machine environment is pretty easy.

However, to get started with this, firstly there are some important files that you have to make it ready. Download Windows 10 ISO or VMDK file, VirtualBox, and the rest instruction you will find reading the article. Also, a Virtual machine is an open source for Windows, macOS, Linux operating systems. It allows you to run different operating systems on it by creating a virtual machine on actual OS.

Let’s get started with the VirtualBox platform on macOS Catalina. So, before that, your computer must compatible to run Windows 10 on macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, macOS El Capitan, macOS Yosemite. However, you can run Windows 10 on macOS major operating system with the following hardware requirements.

macOS Catalina installation on Windows 10 PC

Before going to install Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina. You have to perform a clean installation of macOS Catalina on Windows 10 PC. In case, we did it and covered all of them which you can find it from the below link.

Install macOS Catalina
Install macOS Catalina

Also, there separate ways of installing macOS Catalina on VMware & VirtualBox using the ISO file.

Download VirtualBox for macOS Catalina

What is VirtualBox? Oracle VirtualBox formerly sun xVM VirtualBox and Innotek VirtualBox. VirtualBox is open-source virtualization software that hosted hypervisor for x86 Virtualization. For the first time, Oracle VirtualBox was developed announced for Micro-systems in 2008. As we are talking about its open-source then it means it’s free for the following operating systems (Windows, Linux, Solaris, and macOS). VirtualBox is the best Virtualization currently in the world of Virtualization testing machine. It supports you for the creation of a Virtual machine on Windows, Linux, and macOS.

However, the installation process on macOS Catalina is pretty easy. I think you might be tested out or installed on your Mac computers. But again for being sure, I will guide you step by step to install it on your Mac computer of the macOS operating system.

Open the VirtualBox.org official site then download the latest version for Mac Host OS.

Download VirtualBox
Download VirtualBox

Open the VMware Workstation and power on the macOS Catalina created virtual machine.

Power on the virtual machine
Power on the virtual machine

When the VirtualBox dmg file downloaded move the file directly from Windows host to Virtual machine. So while moving you see an issue that “VMware would like to control this computer using accessibility features. To allow the VMware tools for third parties software click on “Open System Preferences”.

Open system preferences
Open system preferences

When the preferences window launched, open up the Security & Privacy. Now click on left-bottom on the lock icon, then type the password and press unlock.

Unlock
Unlock

Once you allowed the preferences again move the VirtualBox dmg file to macOS Catalina.

Move VirtualBox
Move VirtualBox

There is another separate method for importing any software to a Virtual machine host. Click on the top menu bar on “VM” click on “Removable Devices” then select “CD/DVD (SATA)”, and click settings. When the setting window opened click on “Storage” and select the ISO.

Insert any software
Insert any software

At last import the Windows 10 ISO file to macOS Virtual machine.

Windows 10 ISO
Windows 10 ISO

Install VirtualBox on macOS Catalina

When the VirtualBox dmg file imported to Virtual machine. Double-click and extract the setup file. While the setup wizard opened right-click and click on Open.

Open
Open

In the first window, a notification will pop-up. That this package will run a program to determine if the software can be installed. To keep your computer secure, you should only run programs or install software from a trusted source. If you’re not sure about this software’s source, click Cancel to stop the program and the installation. However, for Virtual machines, the VirtualBox is counting as third party software for that click continue to ahead to installation.

Click continue
Click continue

On the installer wizard simply click continue.

Click continue
Click continue

In the installation window, you need to type the user name password then click Install Software.

Type your password
Type your password

Wait for some minutes to accomplished the installation process.

Installing VirtualBox
Installing VirtualBox

When it comes to Summary step you again a notification will pop-up. The following notification is “System Extension Blocked”. So it means you need to allow the VirtualBox from security preferences. So, click on “Open Security Preferences”.

Open Security Preferences"
Open Security Preferences

When the Security & Privacy opened click on the lock icon. Then type your username password and press Unlock.

Unlock
Unlock

Now click Allow and close the Security & Privacy window.

Click Allow
Click Allow

The VirtualBox installation is being successfully done on macOS Catalina. Go-ahead to the next step to create a Virtual machine on it for Windows 10.

Create a New Virtual Machine for Windows 10 on macOS Catalina

That’s it go over to launchpad of macOS Catalina, find there VirtualBox and open it. Once the VirtualBox opened click on “New”.

Click New
Click New

In this window click on Expert Mode.

Click Expert Mode
Click Expert Mode

Here you have to enter the Virtual machine name “Windows 10”, select the “Machine Folder”, “Type of Windows”, and the “Version should be Windows 10 (64-Bit). Specify the memory size for the virtual machine, mark the option “Create a Virtual hard disk now”, at last click Create.

Create
Create

Manage the File location, specify the file size. Select “VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image), Select “Dynamically allocated”, and click Create.

Specify file size
Specify file size

Configure Virtual Machine Settings

Once the Virtual machine created for Windows 10. Therefore, you need to configure some other settings also for better performance, for that click on Settings on the top bar.

Configure Virtual machine settings for better performance
Configure Virtual machine settings for better performance

When the setting window opened click on “System” tab”, select “MotherBoard”, uncheck the “Floppy disk”. And “Enable I/O APIC”.

Uncheck Floppy disk
Uncheck Floppy disk

Navigate to the “Processor” tab, increase the Processor’s core.

Increase processor
Increase processor

Click on the “Display” tab, and increase the size of “Video Memory” up to 128MB.

Increase Video memory
Increase Video memory

For inserting Windows 10 ISO image, click on the “Storage” tab. Then click “Empty”, click on “Disk icon”, and select “Choose/Create a Virtual Optical Disk…”.

Insert Windows 10 ISO
Insert Windows 10 ISO

When this window launched click on “Add”.

Click Add
Click Add

Once you clicked Add, then select Windows 10 ISO image where you stored and click Open.

Open Windows 10 ISO image
Open Windows 10 ISO image

When you clicked open then you will see like below screenshot. Finally, click Choose.

Click Choose
Click Choose

That’s it Windows 10 ISO file is ready on Virtual machine. Therefore, everything is properly set-up to finish this window click OK.

Click OK
Click OK

Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina

Now everything is ready for you, it’s up to you to continue the installation procedure of Windows 10. Usually, Windows 10 installation method is simple everyone can do that. The installation is like you install it on your actual computer.

Select Windows 10 created virtual machine then click the Start button.

Click Start
Click Start

Wait while Windows 10 logo should go ahead.

Windows 10 Logo
Windows 10 Logo

When it comes to the Windows setup window, select the Language, Time and currency format, the Keyboard input method, then click Next.

Select your language
Select your language

To continue Windows 10 installation click Install Now.

Install Now
Install Now

Agree to terms and conditions of Windows 10, by click on the box of “I accept the license terms” then click Next.

Agree to terms and conditions
Agree to terms and conditions

Now which type of installation you want? in case, I recommend choosing the Custom: Install Windows only (Advanced). Therefore, you can manage the storage space custom for installation.

Installation type
Installation type

Here you need to create a New volume for Windows 10 installation. Don’t worry it will install separately, then it will not detect your main drive. Finally, click on “New” and click Apply to create the volume.

Create a new volume
Create a new volume

Once the volume created click next to over ahead to the installation window.

Click Next
Click Next

Wait until the installation should complete.

Installing Windows 10
Installing Windows 10

When the installation completed windows will be required restarting, simply click Restart Now or wait for 8 seconds to restart automatically.

Restarting
Restarting

When Windows 10 restarted wait for it to get ready for first use. In the first step, select your Region where you live and click YES.

Select your Region
Select your Region

Here select your Keyboard layout for your daily use then click YES.

Select your keyboard layout
Select your keyboard layout

Do you want to add any second keyboard layout? if YES click on Layout if not, then click Skip.

Add second keyboard layout
Add a second keyboard layout

Connecting to a WiFi network will download the required components, wait while it should download those components for Windows 10.

Connect to WiFi
Connect to WiFi

However, there is something missing you can try this later and click Skip.

Click Skip
Click Skip

Now select a user name and type it then click Next.

Type username
Type username

Create a super memorable password, make sure to pick something you’ll absolutely remember. Give a password then click Next, also confirm the password by retyping it.

Type a password
Type a password

In case, while forgetting your password this is the best option to create security questions for your account. Its simple security in three steps to fill it. When you forgot your password just give the answer to those three security questions and reset your password.

Security questions
Security questions

In this step, simply click YES

Again here don’t do anything just click Accept.

Click Accept
Click Accept

Choose privacy settings for your device, and click Accept.

Choose privacy settings
Choose privacy settings

That’s it wait for some moments while Windows should get ready some other important components for first use. When it’s done you will see the gorgeous window of Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina.

Installed Windows 10 on VirtualBox
Installed Windows 10 on VirtualBox

Fix screen Resolution of Windows 10 on VirtualBox

The only thing that remains in this part is to enter Windows 10 Fullscreen on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina. That’s simple for that you need to download the VirtualBox guest additions tool. Guest Additions tool is like a VMware tool that will help you to enter Windows 10 full screen on VirtualBox. Again if you don’t know how to fix it then check the below link.

Windows 10 full screen
Windows 10 fullscreen

Conclusion

That’s all about how to install Windows 10 on VirtualBox on macOS Catalina. Hope you enjoyed reading this article. Furthermore, if you faced any kind of problem feels free to share with below in the comment section. In addition, if you think that the article was useful for you then share it with your friends.

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2 comments

santiago March 10, 2020 at 11:16 pm

Hi, great tutorial. just, one question, I have a MacBook Pro 2019 wit inter iris graphics plus 645, I can see the image right but windows do not recognize the video card, so the video works very slow, did you find a solution for this? I am searching info about that, but I didn’t find anything. So, thanks and sorry (English is not my mother tongue)

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