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KALI Linux – How to install KALI LINUX using VirtualBox – on Windows 10


Installing Kali Linux on your Windows 10 laptop is easy, if we use VirtualBox.


Step 1 – Download VirtualBox for Windows

vb download

Run > as Admin

Installer starts > Next > Next (just accept all the defaults)

vb install 1

Warning > Yes

vb warning


vb install

Install > Finish

vb install 3

VirtualBox Opens

vb opens


Step 2 – Download a VirtualBox Kali image

These images have a default password of “toor” and may have pre-generated SSH host keys.

Select Kali Linux 64 bit VBOX

kali vb images

You’ll get the *.ova file appear.

vb files

Step 3 – Import Kali Image

File > Import

vb file import

Browse to the Kali Image > Next

vb import 1

Next, the settings will appear > Import

vb import 2



vb importing

Kali Imported

vb kali imported


vb start

USB Error – we need the extension pack – for USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices.

vb usb error

Download VirtualBox Extension Pack

vb usb download

vb extn

Run and Install Extension Pack > I agree

vb extn install

Installed successfully > OK

vb extn installed


Now, lets try the “START” arrow again

Kali launches a login prompt – remember the password

Username = root

Password = toor

vb kali login

Kali Splashscreen – Yay!

kali splashscreen


Step 4 – Update the Kali Image

Open a shell and enter the following commands, to update the repositories.

kali update

kali update


That’s it.

You have Kali Linux 2017.1 installed.










  1. Bruce Malaudzi permalink

    Good work. However, I have a question. Kali Linux inside VBox or VMware cannot use the built-in wifi adapter, unless you use external USB wifi adapter. Is this issue resolved?

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  2. Hi Bruce,
    The internal wifi for my Dell worked first time without any issues. If you’ve any other queries, just let me know.


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