Portable applications allow you to carry your software and configurations in flash drive. Where ever you go you don’t have to install your software and configure according to your flavor. Just install your application portable version in your USB drive plug it in new PC and you are ready to go with your Programs and settings.But you can’t install any application into USB sticky and it won’t work in any other computer. Because application requires Windows kernel files, create a new entry into Windows registry. Similarly, VirtualBox requires Windows Kernel files and registry to work so can’t be installed in USB drive and run in any computer.
Steps For Installing VirtualBox Portable USB Drive
If you have checked Start Portable-VirtualBox after the extract and compress. Then it will automatically launch Virtualbox after installation or you can manually do that by launching Portable VirtualBox exe in USB drive.
Now you can install any OS in VirtualBox and it will store all VM files into USB drive and you can have your Virtual OS anywhere with you. Just plug USB and lunch Portable VirtualBox and start using your virtual machine.
By Default Network and USB support is disabled in VirtualBox Portable. To enable network support right click on portable VirtualBox software system tray icon and click setting or simply press CTRL+5 key. Go to Network tab and select start VirtualBox with network support option and click Save. Changes to take effect exit portable software and lunch again to enable new changes.
Before removing USB drive make sure to exit Portable VirtualBox and use Safe to remove the option to confirm your USB is not getting used by other processes. If you remove USB without safety it may corrupt your Virtual machine files.