Virtualbox 7.0 Beta available: Windows 11 is officially supported

The first beta of Virtualbox 7.0 is available. New features include support for Windows 11.

With the freeware VirtualBox you can virtually install another operating system within the operating system. Oracle has now released the first beta of VirtualBox 7.0 for download. The most important innovation: Windows 11 is now directly and officially supported, so there is no longer any need to use a trick when trying to install a version of Windows 11 on Windows 10 in the Virtualbox.

Microsoft offers the ISO for testing Windows 11 on this page. Windows 11 pre-release ISOs are available for Windows Insiders here.

In Virtualbox 7.0 Beta, Windows 11 can also be automated using the “Unattended Installation” function and thus installed without user intervention. To do this, simply select the appropriate option when creating a new virtual machine. You will then find the setting options in the “Unattended Install” area.

After installing Windows 11 (or any other Windows version) on a virtual machine, the “Virtualbox Guest Additions” should also be installed, which can be downloaded here. It’s also worth taking a look at the PDF manual for the new Version 7.0 Beta, which contains all the other new features and improvements.

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