Installing Guest Additions for Oracle VirtualBox

We will now install Guest Additions on our Windows 11 VirtualBox. Oracle VirtualBox is a widely used software that provides a virtual environment for operating multiple operating systems on a single computer. It enables users to create virtual machines and install various operating systems like Windows, Linux, and macOS. One of the most beneficial features of VirtualBox is its Guest Additions, which are additional software components that can be installed on the guest operating system to improve performance and functionality.
Installing Guest Additions for Oracle VirtualBox
These components provide seamless mouse and keyboard integration, improved video support, shared folders, and better networking capabilities. Guest Additions make it easier for users to work with virtual machines and enhance the overall experience of using VirtualBox.

This blog post will guide you through installing Guest Additions for Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 11.

Step 1: Start the Virtual Machine

Previously, we installed Windows 11 on VirtualBox. This included downloading the Windows ISO file, finding the Windows Key, and installing it on Oracle VirtualBox. First, start the virtual machine on which you want to install Guest Additions.
Installing Guest Additions for Oracle VirtualBox

Step 2: Insert Guest Additions CD Image

Once the virtual machine runs, click the Devices menu in the VirtualBox menu bar. From there, select “Insert Guest Additions CD image” to mount the Guest Additions CD image in the virtual machine.
Installing Guest Additions for Oracle VirtualBox

Step 3: Install Guest Additions

Next, open the File Explorer on the virtual machine and navigate to the CD drive. Right-click on the “VBoxWindowsAdditions” executable and select “Run as administrator.”
Installing Guest Additions for Oracle VirtualBox

Follow the prompts to install the Guest Additions. You may be prompted to restart the virtual machine after installation.

Step 4: Enable Guest Additions Features

Once the virtual machine has restarted, the Guest Additions features will be enabled. You can now take advantage of the enhanced performance and functionality provided by Guest Additions, such as seamless mouse integration, shared folders, and better video support.
Installing Guest Additions for Oracle VirtualBox

Installing Guest Additions for Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 11 is a quick and easy process that can significantly enhance the functionality and performance of your virtual machines. You can start using these features quickly by following the steps outlined in this blog post.

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PLC Beginner’s Guide to PLC Programming
There are many different PLC manufacturers, with other hardware and software. All programmable logic controllers have similar basic features. Here is how I would approach learning about basic PLCs.
Once you are familiar with the basics of the PLC, you will learn the specifics of the controller you will be programming.
This is the easiest way to learn about PLC programming.

Here are the controllers that we have covered or are covering at ACC Automation:
Arduino Opta PLC
BRX Do-More Series (Do-More Designer Software + Simulator)
Productivity Series  P1000  /  P2000
Click PLC Series
Omron CP1H Series
Horner XL4 PLC Series

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Additional examples of PLC program development using the five steps.
Click PLC – Easy Transfer Line Programming – Video
Productivity PLC Simulator – Chain Conveyor MSVideo
Five Steps to PLC Program Development – Die Stamping
PLC Programming Example – Process Mixer
PLC Programming Example – Shift Register (Conveyor Reject)
PLC Programming Example – Paint Spraying
PLC Programming Example – Delay Starting of 7 Motors
PLC Programming Example – Pick and Place
PLC Programming Example – Sorting Station (Shift Register)
PLC Programming Example – Palletizer

If you have any questions or need further information, please get in touch with me.
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