Join Jason Ruediger for an in-depth discussion in this video Environment setup, part of IT Help Desk for Beginners.
- [Instructor] Hello and welcome back to IT Help Desk For Beginners. In this video, we cover the environment set up that is being used to deliver the instructions. Okay, so first off, I am using Oracle's Virtual Box to run Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. To get Virtual Box, you do a quick search for virtual box using your favorite browser and search engine. Here I'm going to use Microsoft's built-in Edge, go to the address bar by clicking up here and type in "virtual box", or you can just go to virtualbox.org and by default it's using Bing, but you'll get the same results using Google.
Go to Downloads, and here we have the different OS's that it supports. So, it supports Windows, OSX which is for Macs, Linux hosts, and Solaris OS. I wanna download the one for Windows. Clicking there, I already have it downloaded so notice it's downloading it again. I'm gonna open up File Explorer and navigate to Downloads, where I have it downloaded. Just double-click it to run it. A UAC, user account control, will pop up.
Just go ahead and click Yes 'cause we do trust this application, it's from a valid source. Then, once it's installed, go ahead and open it. You choose all the default options, no need to change anything, just go ahead and click Next, Next, Next, and install it. You'll be good to go. Open it up, I'm just gonna go ahead and remove this so that you see, okay so this is exactly what you'll see here. I'm gonna select New and type in, "Windows 10", or you can type in whatever you want.
This doesn't really matter what the name is. Choose 32-bit or 64-bit if you have 64-bit. If you don't see 64-bit, you will have to enable virtualization technology, or VTX, in your system BIOS. I'm not going to cover that in this video series because every system BIOS is different. I will go ahead and click Windows 10 here, in here we have one gig memory. You can bump that up if you want to.
Please note that this does take away from your physical memory that you have on your host computer. You can go ahead and click Next and we'll create a new virtual hard drive, Create. I wanna use VDI, which is Virtual Box's file format. We can use VMDK or VHD, or any of these other ones if we want to, but I'm gonna stick with VDI. I wanna use dynamically allocated, which means the hard drive will be used as needed, versus fixed size, which takes up the entire hard drive space that you allocate to it, and that's it, nothing else will be assigned to it.
In this case it'd be 32 gigs, which is the default. You can bump this up if you want to, you don't have to. If you leave the default and you need to increase it later, you will be able to do that. Go ahead and Create, okay. Now, once you get here we will need to go into Settings, Storage, and the hard drive is empty. It's blank and there's nothing in the optical drive, so when we try to boot we'll get an error saying no boot media found.
So, here we want to click on Empty for the CD drive here. Over here, if you have a physical drive in your computer, already has an image on it for Windows, just click on Host Drive. If you downloaded an I-S-O file, an ISO file, you can choose here and locate it on your computer, click it, select Open, and it will attach it to your virtual optical drive here, and you can boot from it, which is really nice 'cause then you don't have to burn an image onto a disc, or go to the store and buy a disc if you don't have one, so forth, so forth.
So, that's a really nice feature to have. Go ahead and click OK, it'll save it. Now, if you click Start it'll boot to the optical drive because there's nothing on the hard drive. You don't have anything else attached so it's just gonna go through the sequence and I'll show you where it does that here. Go in the System, see it's gonna try to boot to your floppy drive first, which we don't have one, and then it's gonna hit the optical drive and say, oh okay. There's a bootable disk here it's gonna boot to it. So, if you want you can just make it a little faster and just move that to the bottom. Then it should just go straight to the optical drive, which is nice.
Go ahead and hit OK and then install it. Later I will install Windows Server 2012 R2 when we start going over mapped drives and printer drivers. Until then, thank you for watching this lesson, please stick around for the next video.
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