Find out below links and VDI providers where you can download and use pre-installed Operating Systems for Oracle VirtualBox on Windows platform. It is always good to download pre-installed, pre-configured VB guest addition tools virtual machines instead of installing from beginning with ISO or DVD. This post will be useful to find out the links to download pre-installed OS VirtualBox VDI images for free. These pre-installed VirtualBox images can work on any Windows Operating Systems including Windows 8.1, 8 and Windows 7 on either laptop or desktop.
These are direct downloads from the hosted websites, not from torrent sites. So do not worry about spyware, malware or virus issues since these images are from reputed websites.
Pre Installed Microsoft Operating Systems VDI (VHD) – Server, Client
Microsoft provides VHD/VHDX files of their Operating Systems. These files are compatible with Oracle VirtualBox. You can download, create a new VM corresponding to the Operating System, attach the downloaded disk and use easily. Remember, Microsoft Operating Systems need to be activated to use in the long term.
Most of the VMs come as trail version to test before use in the production. We can utilize this opportunity to use these pre-installed images on VirtualBox.
From the below Microsoft developers site, you can download client Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 in VirtualBox format.
Though the main aim of modern.IE is to provide the all Internet Explorer versions inside a virtual machine for testing purpose, still, we can utilize this platform and same Virtual machines to play around with other features.
For example, to download Windows 10, select the below version.
Once you have downloaded these files, executing the first file will extract and combine the files as single .OVA file which is ready to import on Oracle VirtualBox.
You can visit this download page of Server VHD files from Microsoft here. After downloading pre-installed VHD files, you can follow this guide to attach VHD files to VirtualBox and use the virtual machine.
This guide shows how to download the pre-installed Windows 2012 R2 server and run it on VirtualBox with Windows 8.1.
and some more famous pre-installed VHD images which can work on Oracle VirtualBox,
Linux & Open Source VirtualBox Image VDI Download
Android 4.4 KitKat (pre-installed image and guide), you can use some famous instant messaging apps on your PC with this method.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ( image and installation guide)
Free Linux VDI Image download
The most popular VDI images including Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian..etc.
More VDI From Different Sources
Hope this complete list of links would be useful to download the latest pre-installed VirtualBox images.