How To: Install Windows 7 on VirtualBox 2.1 – Installation details

January 21, 2009 • Cedric Boudoya

On my previous blog posts, I cover the installation of VirtualBox 2.1 and I go over the step-by-steps to create a virtual machine to host Windows 7.

I will now go over the details to install Windows 7.

  1. You should have the VirtualBox setup and started the virtual machine by clicking on the start button. Figure 01

    Click OK.

  2. The first run wizard starts. Select Image File and browse your image on your drive.

    Figure 02

    1. Once you clicked the browse button, click the add button and select the ISO file for Windows 7. I am using 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso

    Figure 03

    Click Select and go get a coffee.

  3. Windows is loading files.

    Figure 04

  4. Starting Windows

    Figure 05

  5. Select Regional Settings. Click on Next.

    Figure 06

  6. Start the installation. Click on Install Now.

    Figure 07

  7. Setup is starting.

    Figure 07

  8. License Terms. Check I accept the license terms and click Next.

    Figure 08

  9. Type of installation. Click Custom (advanced).

    Figure 09

  10. Select Installation drive.

    Figure 10

  11. Installing…

    Figure 11

  12. Enter your account and computer name. and enter your password on the next screen.

    Figure 12

  13. Enter serial number.

    Figure 13

  14. Set up windows updates.

    Figure 14

  15. Review your time and date settings.

    Figure 15

  16. Windows 7 starting.

    Figure 16

  17. You should now see the Windows 7 desktop.

    Figure 17

Now that it is in installed, more configurations are necessary to fix the sound and video and the network adapter. In the next post, I will provide the fixes. I hope that this article helped out to install Windows 7 and have fun with it.

Posted in how to, windows 7 and tagged with Virtualbox, Windows

Cedric Boudoya

I am a Software Engineer with over 9 years of experience in Web and Client Server Solutions specializing in .NET solutions using C#, VB.Net and I am a Microsoft Certified Professional bilingual English and French who is energetic, a hard worker and a fast learner. As team player or on my own, I can work without supervision to develop quality software and focus and prioritize my ideas effectively. I continually strive to become a true expert in the fast moving software development industry.

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