VirtualBox Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to VirtualBox for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is VMware Workstation Pro. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try QEMU or Portable Virtualbox. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to VirtualBox and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to VirtualBox are VMware Workstation Player (Free Personal), Proxmox Virtual Environment (Freemium, Open Source), VMware vSphere Hypervisor (Paid) and Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 19, 2021

    1. VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC.
      VMware Workstation Pro vs VirtualBox opinions
      Most users think VMware Workstation Pro is a great alternative to VirtualBox.
      Its much more user friendly and pleasant to work with.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Sunmaster Easy to work with while it is an advanced software. I realy like it and have used it many times.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      Expensive. If you want the free version for personal use, go with VMware Workstation Player.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      Very good but very expensive. Instead i'd reccomend VMWare Workstation Player.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      i have no words its best win app
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      -8
      androbuntu very good software for virtualization
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
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      QEMU vs VirtualBox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks QEMU is a great alternative to VirtualBox.
      arpeters It is supported by various frontends such as Virt Manager and AQEMU.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It runs faster than virtualbox using KVM. Also is better suited for production level.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      It also performs hardware visualization
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      It doesn't have a GUI to manage like Virtualbox or VMware. That's problematic.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      -10


    3. VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.
      VMware Workstation Player vs VirtualBox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks VMware Workstation Player is a great alternative to VirtualBox.
      Free and slightly more advanced. Less user friendly than virtualbox but also much more feature rich.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run portably.
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      Portable Virtualbox vs VirtualBox opinions
      Some users think Portable Virtualbox is a great alternative to VirtualBox, some don't.
      garnishgamer It is basically VirtualBox for mobile.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    5. Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete and easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • AMD MxGPU
      VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.
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    6. Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud.
      Microsoft Hyper-V Server vs VirtualBox opinions
      Some users think Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a great alternative to VirtualBox, some don't.
      hyper-v server is a complete os in command line with a virtualisation tool (hyper-v)
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    7. Windows Sandbox has the following properties: Part of Windows – everything required for this feature ships with Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. No need to download a VHD!
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS.
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      Most users think bochs is a great alternative to VirtualBox.
    8. Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 7.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Download.com

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