Boot Windows 8 using Virtual Box on Mac OS
Virtual Box allows individuals to boot any Operating System (OS) where you can also use the dual OS at the same time. Therefore, in this blog, I will be providing a detailed procedure for booting Windows 8 using Virtual Box on macOS.
What is the Operating System (OS)?
In general, many computer programs run simultaneously accessing your computer’s central processing unit (CPU), memory, and storage. This is where the concept of OS starts playing its role. The Operating System (OS) is the most important program on a computer. It works as an interface to the end-users while coordinating with the hardware components. Furthermore, the operating system integrates with CPU, memory, and storage to ensure that each program gets the required output.
Therefore, OS manages both your software and hardware on the computer. So, the computer system must have at least one Operating System to run applications such as Chrome, MS Word, Facebook, and many others.
What are the prerequisites before you go through this blog?
Before you dive into this blog, please make sure that you have download and installed the virtual box and be connected to it to view the stepwise procedure for booting an operating system (OS). Likewise, you can also follow this step on any kind of your operating system (OS).
Note: If you haven't downloaded and installed the virtual box yet, you can go through my previous blog on the stepwise procedure for download and install a virtual box with the link provided below.
Stepwise procedure to boot Windows 8 using Virtual Box on Mac OS
Step 1: Open Google and write windows 8 download for VirtualBox.
Step 2: Click on the first link as shown in the image below.
Note: You can directly open the link provided below to download the ISO file.
Download Windows 8.1 Disc Image (ISO File)
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Step 3: Scroll a little down. Select Edition and click on the ‘Confirm’.
Step 4: Select Language and click on the ‘Confirm’.
Step 5: Select your preferred bit in order to download the ISO file.
Step 6: Now, click on ‘Allow’. After you have click on allow, your download gets started.
Step 7: After you have downloaded OS. Then open the virtual box.
Step 8: Click on ‘New’.
Step 9: Provide the memory size you want to give to your windows 8 and click create.
Step 10: Allocate the storage for hard disk.
Step 11: After providing the storage, click on ‘Start’.
Step 12: Click on the folder icon as shown in the image below.
Step 13: Click on ‘Add’.
Step 14: Select then OS file which you had just downloaded.
Step 15: Choose the windows 8 file.
Step 16: Then start the Virtual machine.
Step 17: Select the language which you want to install and click the “Next” button.
Step 18: Click on the ‘Install Now’.
Step 19: Enter the product key (i.e. 988NM-XKXT9–7YFWH-H2Q3Q-C34DH)
Step 20: Tick the license terms i.e. ‘I accept the license terms’ and click the ‘Next’ button.
Step 21: Install your preferred installation.
Step 22: Provide the location in which you are willing to install Windows.
Note: Now, your installation shall begin as shown in the image below.
Note: After the installation of Windows, you can see the OS booting.
Step 23: Provide a convenient name for your PC as shown in the image below.
Step 24: Click on ‘Use express settings’.
Step 25: Provide your outlook account and password.
Step 26: Finally, you are all set. Now, you can carry out your required activities in Windows OS.