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How to Install VirtualBox 7.0 on macOS 11.7.2 Big Sur or Newer Versions.

Introduction

Installing VirtualBox 7.0 on macOS 11.7.2 Big Sur or newer versions is a straightforward process that anyone can do with minimal effort. With the help of this guide, you will be able to install VirtualBox 7.0 on your Mac in no time and start using it for all your virtualization needs. This guide will provide step-by-step instructions on how to download, install, and configure the latest version of VirtualBox for macOS Big Sur or newer versions. So let’s get started and explore the world of virtualization!

What is VirtualBox 7.0 and How Does It Work?

VirtualBox 7.0 is a powerful virtualization software that allows users to run multiple operating systems on one computer. It is an open source solution that can be used to create, manage and run virtual machines for various tasks such as testing, development, and server hosting. With VirtualBox 7.0, users can create multiple virtual machines with different operating systems installed on each of them and switch between them easily. Additionally, it provides advanced features such as snapshots, shared folders and remote access so that users can manage their virtual machines from anywhere in the world.

Requirements

The following is a list of items that may be needed to complete this tutorial:
1) The VirtualBox 7.0 setup file for intel-based Macs
2) VirtualBox Guest additions software
3) A MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, MacPro, or iMac running macOS 11.7.2 Big Sur or any newer version.
4) The VirtualBox setup file for M1 / M2 Macs
5) VirtualBox 7.0 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack.

Overview

Below is an overview of the steps outlined in this tutorial:
1) Check your system processor type and download the VirtualBox setup file for your MacBook
2) Install VirtualBox using the setup file you have downloaded
3) Install the VirtualBox Extension Pack
4) Learn how to create a virtual machine
5) Learn how to configure networking in VirtualBox

1. Check your system processor type and download the VirtualBox setup file for your MacBook.

The first step is to check your system architecture. This will allow you to verify if you are using an Intel-based MacBook or an M1 / M2-based device. Click the apple icon on the top left corner of your screen and click About this Mac. On the Overview page, check the Processor parameter. On an Intel-based Mac it will be set to something like: 2,2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7. On an M1 / M2 based Mac you will see a Chip parameter and it will indicate something like: Apple M1 Max.

Open a new web browser window and go to virtualbox.org. Click the Download VirtualBox 7 button to open the downloads page. On the Virtualbox platform packages section, click the link for your macOS processor type to start the download process

2. Install VirtualBox using the setup file you have downloaded

The next step is to install Virtulbox using the .dmg file that you have downloaded. Go to your downloads directory and double-click on the virtualbox.dmg file.