Laravel needs the following application in order to work efficiently with its system. For the newbies, this article can help you understand more about Virtual Machines.
Get a Vagrant Software and install them in your computer.
We believe this will make your machine work for PHP and other extension needed to support your Laravel development.
These are simple things on how you can install your Homestead in your VM.
In your terminal or command prompt.
vagrant box add laravel/homestead
If this fail you can use this other command.
vagrant box add laravel/homestead https://atlas.hashicorp.com/laravel/boxes/homestead