- Oracle releases VirtualBox 7.0 with significant changes and improvements.
- The new version brings TPM and Secure Boot support to run Windows 11.
- You can download the virtualization app now from the Oracle website.
Oracle releases a huge update for VirtualBox, version 7.0, which finally supports TPM and Secure Boot to meet the official requirements to run Windows 11.
VirtualBox offers an open-source virtualization platform to run multiple operating systems alongside Windows, Mac, and Linux devices. However, it hasn’t been possible for users to create a Windows 11 virtual machine because of the lack of support for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and Secure Boot, but this is changing with VirtualBox 7.0.
Starting on version 7.0 and higher, VirtualBox now includes virtualization for TPM 1.2 and 2.0 and Secure Boot, which should make installing Windows 11 much easier without using workarounds as previously required to bypass the checks.
Furthermore, specific for Windows users, Oracle also includes support for DirectX 11. In addition, there’s support for DXVK for other platforms, and Linux users should find it easier to resize the screen.
In addition to being able to run Windows 11 officially, those users with Mac computers are getting a version of VirtualBox that uses the same hypervisor and vmnet frameworks provided by Apple to minimize problems and improve performance. However, in this release, Oracle is not making the new internal networking support available.
Finally, the new version of VirtualBox is experimenting with new components for Apple processors to allow emulation of x86 architectures instead of ARM’s architectures to support older operating systems, such as Windows XP. However, this is still a work in process, and performance is not the best.
You can download VirtualBox 7 now from the official Oracle website.