Cloning the Virtual MachineΒΆ

In case you planned to use more than one virtual machine, there’s no need to repeat all the steps done so far: you can clone it. In this way you’ll have a copy of the original virtualized Windows with all requirements already installed.

To clone a machine you can use the graphical user interface (at least in the most recent versions of VirtualBox) or from the command line:

$ VBoxManage clonevm "<Name of original VM>" --name "<Name of new VM>" --registervm

Now you have an exact copy of your original virtual machine saved with the new name you specified.

Obviously the new virtual machine will bring along also the settings of the original one, which is not good. Now you need to proceed repeating the steps explained in Network Configuration, Shared Folders and Saving the Virtual Machine for this new machine.