VirtualBox for Windows 7
Regardless how incredible is the idea to run any operational system on your PC, it is still true. By using the virtual emulator, you can install literally any system on your Windows-based computer: Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, Android, Mac OS X, even not mentioning all the systems from Windows generation: from ancient Win 95 and 98 builds to the latest Win 8.1 and Win 10 releases (both 32- or 64-bit). On the software market there is a plenty of applications, eligible to run the external platforms: VMWare, Virtual PC and others. But this time I would like to make a pause and describe, how to download and use Oracle VirtualBox for Windows 7 for free.
VirtualBox is one of the best software virtual emulators. It contains a mass of useful and handy functionalities, designed specifically for your comfort and coziness while emulating the external OS.
What are the peculiarities of VirtualBox? On the first, it is open-source and totally free product, which you can use either for non-commercial purposes or on the enterprise. The open community takes care of constant improvement of their offspring and on good periodical basis release the updates and bug-fixes for the product. On the second, the interface and design of the tool is absolutely intuitive and clear, so in order to access the desired function, you won’t have to wander about the menus, controls and fields for hours. Just access the “Settings” menu, and find the feature you need – that’s all you require to do. And the last, but not the least part, is the speed. Without consuming a huge amount of system resources, you may run VirtualBox in the background, expecting, while another installation or configuration routine completes its operations, at the same time surfing in the web or working in the text editor on the host OS.
Here's a short review of the primary app abilities and functions, which differ VirtualBox from its alternatives:
- the support of all the virtual hard disk types in Windows 7 and other platforms: VDI, VHD or VMDK
- the ability to use dynamically allocated or fixed size hard disk in order to store the emulated OS files and images
- the support of Drag’n’Drop and Shared Clipboard features between the guest and host systems
- the flexible definitions of selected chipset, I/O APIC and EFI (only for special systems)
- the full support of multi-core CPU platforms with distinct distribution of the load between different cores
- specific ability to apply the hardware virtualization options, designed to accelerate the performing of mostly-used commands and functions (VT-x/AMD-V, Nested Paging)
- full control over the graphical video-device and storage disks with detailed setting up of the video-capture options and controllers (IDE, SATA, SAS, SCSI, USB, NVMe) appropriately.
It’s really easy to configure and customize all the virtual machine options. In order to try doing it personally, you need just to download Oracle VM VirtualBox for Windows 7, install it onto your hard drive and get on with tuning some of the tweaks and tricks of this software combine, - the impression will be definitely positive.
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