Create and configure VirtualBox virtual machine on Mac OS with Windows 11 ISO image

24 August 2023 4 minutes Author: D2-R2

Maximum Flexibility: Windows 11 virtualization with VirtualBox on macOS

Want to run Windows 11 on your Mac without too much hassle? With VirtualBox and our step-by-step guide, this becomes more than a reality. Consider this detailed guide aimed at users who want to get the best experience from a virtual machine. All VirtualBox and Mac OS users can easily create a virtual machine from an ISO image of Windows 11, the new and most advanced operating system from Microsoft. Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, developer, or just an enthusiast, this guide is for you.

Thanks to VirtualBox on Mac OS, you will be able to test programs, applications, and deepen your knowledge in the field of cyber security on the Windows 11 platform without leaving your familiar Apple environment. Optimum OS configuration guarantees you stable operation and high performance. The secret to success is in the details, from choosing the optimal settings for your virtual machine to fine-tuning your operating system to ensure the best performance. Our instructions reveal all these points step by step. Discover a new level of flexibility and capabilities with VirtualBox by installing Windows 11 on your Mac. Creating a virtual machine has never been so easy and affordable. Join the community of professionals with our guide to VirtualBox and Windows 11 for Mac OS.

What is the difference between VMware Workstation Player and Virtual Box?

Virtual machines are becoming a key tool for those seeking maximum security in the online space. They create an isolated environment that effectively blocks out potential threats and malware. Using a virtual machine reduces the risk of compromising the underlying system and provides an additional layer of protection against intrusions. Thus, for those who want to keep their data safe, virtual machines are becoming an indispensable tool in today’s digital world. VMware Player and VirtualBox are two well-known virtualization platforms for creating a virtual machine. Their key difference is that VMware Player is free for personal use only, while VirtualBox is completely free and open source software available for personal and commercial use. VMware Player is developed by VMware, a leader in virtualization, while VirtualBox is owned by Oracle. “Oracle” is an American corporation that specializes in the production of software, hardware for computing and other products and services in the field of information technology. VirtualBox, thanks to its transparent operation, has a larger set of features and settings, so we consider this virtual machine to be the best. Also, VirtualBox provides more flexible options and this is all thanks to its open source. On top of that, compatibility in VirtualBox, thanks to its open nature, supports a wider range of operating systems compared to VMware Player. Both tools, VMWare Player and VirtualBox, have their merits and each of them may be better depending on the specific use case scenario. The best way to determine which app best suits your needs is to install both and experiment with them. Only practice will help you figure out which virtual machine best meets your requirements.

Step-by-step installation instructions

Download the Windows 11 installer

Step 1

Open the Safari browser

Step 3

Select “Windows 11 Multi Edition ISO” and click “Confirm”

Step 4

Select the language and click “Confirm”

Step 5

Download the 64-Bit version of Windows

We download VirtualBox 7.0

Step 6

Go to the link: https://www.virtualbox.org

Step 7

Click “Download VirtualBox 7.0”

Step 8

Click on the highlighted fragment “macOS/Intel hosts”

Step 9

We click on the icons two times in stages, as shown in the screenshot

Step 10

Click “Continue”

Step 11

Click “Install”

Step 12

Here we just need to wait for the files to download

Step 13

Click “Close”

Configuring VirtualBox

Step 14

Click twice on the icon, as shown in the screenshot

Step 15

Click on the “plus” button, as shown in the screenshot

Step 16

We name our virtual machine, specify the path of our ISO image and move on

Step 17

We enter data for the account and move on

Step 18

Ви можете модифікувати апаратне забезпечення, змінивши обсяг оперативної пам’яті та віртуальну кількість ЦП, потім натискаємо “Next”

Step 19

Choose the size of the Virtual Hard disk (at least 45 GB), and click “Next”

Step 20

Click “Finish”

Step 21

Click on the icon as shown on the screenshot

Step 22

Click “Additional”. In both cases, select “Bidirectional” and click “OK”

Step 23

Turn on Windows 11

Step 24

We are just waiting

Step 25

We step by step click on the actions, as shown in the screenshot

Step 26

click on “this PC” and select “VirtualBox CD drive”

Step 27

Double click on “VBox Windows Additions”

Step 28

Click “Next”

Step 29

We choose the place where we want to download and click Next

Step 30

Click “Install”

Step 31

Waiting for the download to finish

Step 32

We press “Fimish”

Step 33

Updating is in progress, just wait a bit

Step 34

Congratulations. Everything worked out for you. now we can use VirtualBox on Windows 11

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