How to boot from USB in VirtualBox step by step

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How to boot from USB in VirtualBox step by step

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Step by step instructions to boot a VM from a USB key in Virtual Box without additional software on Windows 10


Chapters: How to boot a VirtualBox VM from a USB Key

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:39 Create the raw disk and link it to the USB key
  • 03:47 Create the VM and attach the USB key
  • 06:39 Start the VM from the USB key
  • 07:38 Thanks and Subscribe 🙂


  • Type CMD in the search box, right click Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator
  • cd\”program files”\Oracle\virtualbox
  • Diskpart
    • List disk “Get the USB disk number”
    • Exit
  • VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename %userprofile%\documents\kali-usb.vmdk -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrivex

Disclaimer: Use the instructions in this video at your own risk. We are not responsible for any data loss or other damages that may occur


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