Cannot escape from Windows XP

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Cannot escape from Windows XP

Postby Zelatrix » 26. May 2019, 14:53

I am running a number of virtual machines on VB, and for each one, the host key to escape the guest is Right CTRL. This works in all but one of my VMs; Windows XP. This means that each time I want out of the VM, I need to shut it down completely. This is very inconvenient, and I have no idea what the cause could be. If anybody else has experienced this with XP, please provide your solutions.
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Re: Cannot escape from Windows XP

Postby mpack » 27. May 2019, 11:02

Look in the user interface preferences for that VM.

[Edit] Belay that. The feature I was thinking of is not configurable per VM, it's configured in global preferences.

Given which, your report doesn't make much sense to me... especially since "escaping" from a VM is only necessary if you have not installed the Guest Additions, and I don't know why you'd fail to do so with an XP guest.

If you want to continue this discussion then I'll need a log for the XP VM. With the VM fully shut down, right click and "Show Log" in the GUI, save "VBox.log" (no other file) to a zip, and attach the zip here.
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