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How To Install A Virtual OS on Windows

Hi guys, today we are going to look at something interesting and helpful. Virtual OS!!!
Now many of we want to change our OS for trying something new or some of them even what it just for a temporary purpose eg. Just for a single project. And we can’t think to mess with our system for that single reason. After our work is over with it we would of course like to switch back to normal. This is where Virtual OS helps….
So lets see

What is Virtual OS?

A virtual machine (VM) is a software program or operating system that not only exhibits the behavior of a separate computer, but is also capable of performing tasks such as running applications and programs like a separate computer.
– Techopedia

Some benefits of having a Virtual OS:

  1. Your system remains safe if something goes wrong.
  2. You can save your work anytime and resume from that point again.
  3. Dual Boot only allows you to install just 2 OS at max. But here you can use number of different OS simultaneously.

Requirements for creating a Virtual Environment

  1. You will need at least 4-8GB of RAM if you want to allocate your Guest OS 75% of it. (You can’t allocate all the RAM to your Guest OS)
  2. You will require a 64bit Operating System installed on your physical machine. (32bit can also be used but you can’t install 64bit OS as a guest in it)
  3. You system must support Virtualization.

Setting up a Virtual OS Environment

First of all you need to download VMware workstation.
Launch the downloaded setup.
Click on Next.

Virtual OS

Follow the on screen instructions.
After installing successfully Restart you PC.

Installing your Virtual OS

Visit the Official website of the OS you want to install.
Here are some popular one’s…
Windows Ubuntu Kali Linux
After downloading follow this steps…

Click on Create a New Virtual Machine.

Select Typical and click Next.

Click on Install disc image file (iso) and browse the downloaded ISO file of your OS and click Next. If your ISO is valid the OS version is automatically been detected by VMware.

Add a product key if you want to activate your OS else keep it blank (You can also activate after installation is completed). Set your System name and password (if required) and click on Next

Configure your system if you want to change it’s configurations like RAM, Storage etc.

After that your system will be turned On.

Then follow the installation process which is different for different OS.

Alternative to VMware

You can also use any other tools like

Also Read: How to install Java on your Windows and Linux Systems.

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