Hello, friends in this article I will guide you on How to Install Zorin OS on Virtualbox on Windows – latest version. in here I will show you the installation of Zorin OS latest version, if you like Zorin and want to test it then Virtualbox is the best step to try Zorin operating system. as you cannot install it on your physical operating system because while you install it then your all file will erase, therefore, you will need a virtual machine to install it and give it a try. although the Zorin OS is the best and handy, especially Linux and Ubuntu users are using a lot and in high demand. so, now let’s start installing the Zorin OS on Virtualbox.
To install Zorin OS on Virtualbox you will need Zorin OS iso file and besides that, you will need to install Virtualbox on your system after that, you have to create a new virtual machine for Zorin OS. so, we will cover all the things in this article.
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How to Install Zorin OS on Virtualbox on Windows
Ok, now in below I will show you the installation of Zorin OS step by step, therefore, read the steps carefully and follow my method in order to not face difficulties.
Requirements to install Zorin OS
- Zorin OS ISO file
- At least 8GB of free hard disk space
Step 1. Download Zorin OS ISO file
In the first step, you will need to download Zorin OS ISO file as I have uploaded an article on how to download Zorin OS latest version so, I recommend you to check the article before scrolling down. on that article, you will learn about Zorin OS and you will get the download link with instructions.
Step 2. Download and Install Virtualbox On your PC
Now that you have Zorin OS ISO file then after that, you will need to download and install Virtualbox on your system. to download and install Virtualbox on Windows 7/8/10 here I have uploaded an article where you can get how to download and how to install Virtualbox on windows. So, I prefer you to click the link below and get the instructions. here I have guided step by step on how to install Virtualbox on windows.
Step 3. Create a New Virtual Machine
So, now it is time to create a new virtual machine for the installation of Zorin OS, here below I will show you how to create a new virtual machine step by step.
#1. open Virtualbox and click the New button.
#2. so in this step, you have to provide the operating system name, type, and version. after that, select the amount of RAM for Zorin OS and I recommend you to select 2GB of memory size. moreover, you will need to create a new virtual hard disk so for that, select Create a virtual hard disk now then click the Create button.
#3. if you want to change the location of Zorlin OS then you can do it simply by clicking the small file icon and set the new path for Zorin OS. then after that, you have to select 8GB to file size for ZorinOS and I recommend you to select 10GB. moreover, for hard disk file type select the first option which is VDI and select Dynamically allocated for storage on physical hard disk. then click the Create button.
Customize The Created VM
While you created a new Virtual Machine then after that you need some more steps to customize the virtual machine. so, below are the steps that you have to bring changes to the setting.
#1. select the created VM from the left side of the window and click the Setting option from the top.
#2. now select System option and uncheck the floppy after that, go to the Processor option and increase the CPU size up to 2.
#3. now go to Display option and increase the video memory up to 128MB.
#4. now it is the time to insert the Zorin OS 12.4 ISO file that you downloaded earlier. so, go to Storage option and click the empty option then click the small CD/DVD icon then insert then ISO file.
#5. in the last step, go to USB option and select USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller and then click the OK button.
Step 4. Install Zorin OS 12.4 on Virtualbox
So, everything is ready and now you can install Zorin OS 12.4 on Virtualbox, therefore, select the Virtual machine that you created after that click the Start button.
#2. in here you will see two options and it means that if you want only to try Zorin OS then click the Try button and if you want to install it then click the Install button.
#3. now it is preparing to the install Zorin so for that select the second option and click the Continue
#4. for installation type select the first option and click the Install button.
#5. read all the text and click the Continue button.
#6. after this step, it will ask you to set your location, so, select your location and click the Continue button.
#7. in here, select your keyboard layout and click the Continue button.
#8. now in here create your account by providing your name, computer name, username, and password then click the Continue button.
#9. wait for a while to complete the installation, it may take a few minutes.
#10. after waiting for some minutes then finally you will see the screen that the installation is complete and you need to restart the computer.
#11. after you restart the operating system then it will ask you to remove the installation media so here don’t worry just hit the Enter key and wait for a few minutes to see the Zorin OS screen.
#12. here is the Zorin OS 12.4 window, so, from now start using Zorin OS and enjoy the new operating system.
In this article, you have learned how to install Zorin OS latest version on Virtualbox on Windows. so, here I have explained completely and I don’t think you will face problems because I guide you deeply. therefore, read the article and follow all my steps and you will be successful. besides that, if you get any kind of question then please ask me.