VirtualBox ranks among the most popular VM platforms available today. Despite its widespread use, Oracle still hasn’t included direct support on VirtualBox for certain Windows 11 requirements such as TPM, which has troubled many users.
We’ve got you covered, though. In this article, we’ve detailed how to bypass these requirements and install Windows 11 in VirtualBox.
You’ll need the following before you can get started:
- 80 GB disk space
- Windows 11 ISO
Once you have these, you’ll basically create a Virtual Machine (VM), bypass some of the Windows 11 requirements, and finally, install Windows 11. Here are the steps in detail:
- Launch VirtualBox and click on the New button.
- Name the Virtual Machine, select the location to store the VM file, select Windows 11 as the version, and press Next.
- Allocate 4 GB or higher memory to the VM and press Next.
- Select Create a virtual hard disk now > VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image).
- Select Dynamically allocated if storage space is a concern. Otherwise, pick Fixed size for better performance.
- Confirm the file location, allocate 80 GBs or higher disk space for the VM, and press Create.
- Select the VM from the left panel and click on Settings.
- In the System > Processor tab, ensure at least 2 processors are allocated.
- Switch to the Storage tab.
- Select the Empty device. Enable Live CD/DVD, click on the CD icon and select Choose a disk file.
- Select the Windows 11 ISO and press Open > OK.
- Finally, select the Windows 11 VM from the left panel and click on Start.
- Once you get to the install Wizard, press Shift + F10. Here, you can access the Registry Editor and add some keys to bypass the Windows 11 requirements (TPM, Secure Boot, CPU).
- The rest of the installation process is the same as if you normally installed the OS. Select the language and other preferences and press Next > Install Now.
- Click on I don’t have a product key and pick the Windows 11 version you’d like to install.
- Accept the license agreements and select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).
- You can separate the drive into partitions if you want, but we recommend just leaving it unallocated in most cases.
- After you configure the account, privacy, and other preferences to your liking, the Windows 11 installation will be complete.