VirtualBox Pre-built Virtual Machine - Installation Instructions

Access to Windows virtualization rights must be purchased before a license and download for the VirtualBox pre-built image is made available. To order the Windows Virtualization Add-on License, please visit and place an online order.





Installing VirtualBox

1. To download the latest version of Oracle VirtualBox, go to and select the OS X Hosts download link.

2. When the download completes, double click the DMG file and then, in the window that pops up, double click the VirtualBox.pkg icon to begin the installation.

Double click VirtualBox.pkg


3. Once the VirtualBox installer launches, click Allow on the This package will run a program to determine if the software can be installed pop up.

Click allow


4. Click Continue on the installer welcome screen and then Install to begin the installation.

5. During installation, you will see a System Extension Blocked pop up. Click Open Security Preferences in the pop up.

Click Open Security Preferences


6. When the Security & Privacy window opens, click the lock icon in the lower left and enter your macOS password.

Click the lock in the lower left


7. Now, click the Allow button to allow the required system extension to be installed.

Click Allow


8. You'll then be asked to restart your system. Click the Not Now button and close the Security & Privacy window.

Click Not Now


9. When the VirtualBox installation is complete, click Close and then restart your Mac before proceeding.

Click Close when installation is complete


Downloading and Importing the Pre-built Image

1. Access and login using your VT PID and password. Select Virtual Software and then choose, Virtual Machine Windows 10 Education (21H1) with Office 365 for VirtualBox

2. Review and accept the licensing terms, and then click the Download to begin the download.

3. Once the download is complete, double click the downloaded file to begin the import process.

Double click the .ova file


4. In the Appliance settings window, leave the default settings and click the Import button.
    NOTE: This can take up to 30 - 60 minutes.

Click Import


5. Once the import has completed, select Windows 10 (21H1) with Microsoft Office in the VirtualBox window and click the Start button to launch the Windows 10 VM.

Click Start to start the VM


Activating Windows and Office

1. When Windows loads, you will see a shortcut named Activate Windows on the desktop. Right click the shortcut and select Run as administrator to start activation.

Right click Activate Windows and click Run as administrator


2. You will see two pop ups during the activation process (as shown below). When each notification windows pops up, click the OK button.

Click OK on the two popups


3. When Windows activation is complete, the Activate Windows shortcut will disappear from the desktop.

4. On the first launch of any of the Office applications, you'll be asked to Sign In.

Click Sign In


5. In the sign in window, enter your VT Email Address in the Email, phone, or Skype field and click Sign In. You will then be taken to the VT login portal where you will sign in using your password and 2 factor authentication method.

Enter your VT email address and click Next

Note: If you are asked whether this is a "Work or School Account" or a "Personal Account", select Work or School Account to continue


6. Uncheck the Allow my organization to manage my device check box, and then click No, sign in to this app only to complete activation.

Uncheck the box and click No, sign in to this app only