I recently migrated to Linux Mint and I am trying to install Windows 10 but the Virtualbox is stuck on the Windows Logo. I downloaded the iso from Microsoft. I have allotted 3.5 GB RAM to the vm.

  • Do you set all the required settings properly for Windows VM? Does guest VM show any error with that Windows logo? – Biswapriyo May 13 '17 at 18:33
  • Do you have UEFI enabled? I had to enable it to get Win 10 to work. Also oddly enough I had to disable secure boot on the host machine. – Eddie Dunn May 13 '17 at 18:34
  • I have the Secure Boot disabled. How can I confirm that UEFI is enabled? – NegativeSpark May 13 '17 at 18:35
  • @Biswa: I kept the Virtualbox settings as defaults and only changed the "Empty" value in "Storage" to the iso I downloaded. – NegativeSpark May 13 '17 at 18:36
  • VBoxManage modifyvm "VM name" --firmware efi should do the trick. – Eddie Dunn May 13 '17 at 18:51

Try disabling paravirtualization:

Settings -> System -> Acceleration -> Paravirtualization Interface: None

I was able to start installation of Windows 10 (64bit) on VirtualBox 5.0 Ubuntu by disabling this feature.

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    This worked, I wonder why. – pwned Mar 8 '18 at 16:22
  • This worked for me! Thank you... using OSX 10.11.6 and VirtualBox 5.0.14 – DirtyBirdNJ Jun 2 '18 at 14:58
  • Broke mine, but selecting KVM works – Axel Latvala Jun 11 '18 at 8:26

I removed VirtualBox 5.0 and installed the Oracle VirtualBox 5.1 and it went through. No other options helped.

  • This solved my issue. Thank you! :) – Tirth Patel Aug 17 '17 at 18:23

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