VirtualBox is a powerful and free software that allows you to run multiple operating systems on your computer. You can use it to test new software, run old applications, or experiment with different configurations without affecting your main system.
In this article, we will show you how to install VirtualBox 2.1.0 on Windows 10 using the MSI installer package[^1^]. This version of VirtualBox was released in December 2008 and supports Windows XP, Vista, and 7 as guest operating systems[^2^]. It also has some new features such as support for OpenGL 2.0, SATA hard disk controllers, and improved network performance[^2^].
Step 1: Download the MSI Installer Package
The first step is to download the MSI installer package for VirtualBox 2.1.0 from the official website[^1^]. The file name is VirtualBox-2.1.0-41146-Win_amd64.msi and it has a size of about 38 MB. You can use any web browser to download it, but make sure you save it in a location where you can easily find it later.
Step 2: Run the MSI Installer Package
The next step is to run the MSI installer package that you downloaded in the previous step. To do this, you can either double-click on the file or right-click on it and select \"Install\". You will see a welcome screen that asks you to confirm that you want to install VirtualBox 2.1.0 on your computer. Click on \"Next\" to continue.
You will then see a license agreement screen that shows you the terms and conditions of using VirtualBox. You need to accept the license agreement by clicking on \"I Agree\" before you can proceed with the installation.
After that, you will see a custom setup screen that allows you to choose which components of VirtualBox you want to install and where you want to install them. The default options are usually fine for most users, but you can change them if you want. For example, you can choose to install only the core components of VirtualBox or add some optional features such as USB support or Python bindings. You can also change the installation directory if you prefer a different location than the default one.
When you are done with the custom setup, click on \"Next\" to go to the ready to install screen. This screen shows you a summary of your installation choices and gives you a chance to review them before starting the installation process. If everything looks good, click on \"Install\" to begin installing VirtualBox 2.1.0 on your computer.
Step 3: Complete the Installation Process
The installation process may take a few minutes depending on your computer speed and configuration. You will see a progress bar that shows you how much of the installation has been completed. You may also see some security warnings from Windows asking you to allow VirtualBox to make changes to your system. You need to click on \"Yes\" or \"Allow\" whenever these warnings appear.
When the installation is finished, you will see a completion screen that tells you that VirtualBox 2.1.0 has been successfully installed on your computer. You can choose to launch VirtualBox immediately by checking the box next to \"Start Oracle VM VirtualBox after installation\". You can also choose to register your copy of VirtualBox online by checking the box next to \"Register Oracle VM VirtualBox online\". Click on \"Finish\" to exit the installer.
Step 4: Enjoy Using VirtualBox 2.1.0
Congratulations! You have successfully installed VirtualBox 2.1.0 on your Windows 10 computer using the MSI installer package. You can now start using VirtualBox to create and manage virtual machines on your computer.
To launch VirtualBox, you can either click on its icon on your desktop or go to Start > All Programs > Oracle VM VirtualBox > Oracle VM VirtualBox . You will see a main window that shows you a list of your existing virtual machines (if any) and some buttons to create, start, stop 29c81ba772