Virtualbox portable: Run any operating system from USB Stick

Virtualbox portable download 

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64 / Intel64 virtualization application for businesses as well as home users.

Portable VirtualBox is the portable version of the above software, which allows you to run any operating system from a USB stick without separate installation.

This is extremely important as we have many different operating systems installed on our stick that we can run on any computer.

Today, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris and supports a large number of operating systems.

VirtualBox is actively expanding with frequent releases and has an ever-expanding list of features and supported operating systems and platforms it runs.

STEPS

1. Download and run the Virtual Box, choose where to unzip it. Open the Portable-VirtualBox folder and run the Portable-VirtualBox icon, select according to your 32 or 64-bit windows, click on Download installation files of virtual Box, and then click OK Wait until the application files are unzipped.

2. Finally, copy the Portable-VirtualBox folder to your stick and run the application from the Portable-VirtualBox icon. From now on, you can follow the instructions we gave in our previous post and install as many operating systems as possible on your stick.

Operating System Installation

1. For the purpose of testing, I chose windows randomly from an old CD that had XP. It goes without saying that to install it we need to have the installation CD or convert it to an ISO file. After we have downloaded the program we install it and follow the settings below.

Run the application, select the Virtual Machine program from the menu, and specify the operating system you want to run.

2. Select the memory size of your virtual operating system. The values ​​you see are indicative and predefined automatically by the application. Of course, you can change them at will, but it is best not to overdo it.

3. Leave it as is.

4. K comes on the same in the next tab for the virtual hard disk to create or choose your own.

5. Leave it as is.

6. Almost done, you will now need to specify the virtual CD-DVD for the application to install the operating system. Select Engine-Settings-Save.

Check the virtual CD-DVD drive and select IDE Secondary Master-Host drive if you want to install the operating system from your real CD-DVD or Virtual CD-DVD File to install from an ISO file.

We are now ready to start the installation properly. In a few hours and once completed you will have at your disposal the selected operating system.

The speed of your new operating system is not exactly what it will have running in its natural environment but depending on the processor you have the USB speed and the total memory of your system and can range from moderate to excellent especially if the processor is compatible with Hardware virtualization technology.

Hardware virtualization and how to enable it

Hardware virtualization is an evolving technology that is gaining popularity on server platforms.

The basic idea of ​​the technology is to consolidate many small physical servers into one large physical server so that the processor can be used more efficiently.

The operating system running on a physical server can be turned into a separate operating system running on the virtual machine.

If we do not know if our computer has Hardware virtualization technology, we can determine it in three ways, one is to use a free Microsoft application that runs on computers running Windows 7 ( click here).

The second way is to see through the Device Manager the processor that our computer has and if your processor is Intel, type its name on the relevant INTEL website ( click here ) to see all its technical features including if it has Hardware virtualization.

The third way is through a simple LeoMoon CPU-V freeware ( click here ) through which we can see not only whether our processor has the above feature but also whether it is enabled.

Now, if our processor has Hardware Virtualization and is not powered on, the activation mode is simple and is done via your computer’s Bio, and where depending on your Bios you will see some of these images, the first one is about intel processors and the second in AMD.

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