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Windows 10 Hosts

Postby mpack » 29. Jun 2015, 09:02

This topic is for sharing tips and tricks on how to get VirtualBox to install and work correctly on a Windows 10 host.

Note that Windows 10 is still in beta (preview) as I write this, and is not officially supported by VirtualBox as a host OS. This topic will close when Win10 is formally released and official VirtualBox support is announced.



The main tip for the moment is to turn off the bridged adapter option when installing in Win10, as the latter doesn't like the driver install required.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby mpack » 29. Jun 2015, 09:04

Feel free to share your tips and ask questions here. Remember to read existing posts first.

To prevent sprawl I will from now on be locking and/or deleting posts on this subject outside of this topic.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby noteirak » 29. Jun 2015, 11:58

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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby rocksmoot » 30. Jun 2015, 01:26

I had to jump through a few hoops to get it running on build 10130. Mind you, I've so far been unsuccessful getting Hyper-V running on that build, but I was able to get VirtualBox 5rc 101271 running, with bridged networking functioning, no less.

1. Install normally
2. Reboot
3. Manually install bridged networking drivers C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\drivers\network\netlwf\VBoxNetLwf.inf (right click, select install)
4. Open network sharing center and click on "Change Adapter Settings"
5. Right-Click on your Ethernet adapter and select "Properties"
6. Click "Install"
7. Select "Service"
8. Select Virtual Box NDIS Bridged Network Driver
9. Select OK.

After doing all this, I still couldn't get bridged networking working until I ran virtual box as an administrator. Once I do all that it works just fine.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby mpack » 30. Jun 2015, 09:18

Uh.. I'll allow success stories, but any problems you have with the v5 beta need to be discussed in the beta forum. Otherwise this forum is for released versions of VBox on Windows hosts.

[Edit] VBox 5 is no longer in beta, so this objection is removed. However bear in mind that this is the "Win10 hosts" discussion topic, not the VBox 5 problems topic.
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Reason: VB5 released.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby billvbox » 5. Jul 2015, 01:52

I Cannot create 64 bit Guests

I am running Windows 10 64 build 10130 and cannot create a virtual box 64 bit guest.
I rebooted into Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and my 64 bit VMs were available and working.

I was experimenting with Hyper-V in windows 10 but decided to continue to use Virtual box because Hyper-V has poor screen handling.
I wonder if Hyper-V interfered with the machines virtualization settings somehow?

Running CPU-Z under Win 10 I noticed under instructions VT-x was missing but after I rebooted into Win 7 VT-x was available again.

I know this Windows 10 is a preview and I would like to change to over from Win 7 but I cannot continue as the 64 Bit VMs are necessary for my work.
Anybody have any ideas?

Update:
The problem is Hyper-V in Windows 10. I Reinstalled Win 10 and did not enable Hyper-V. Virtual box now runs my 64bit guests
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby loukingjr » 5. Jul 2015, 02:00

billvbox wrote:I Cannot create 64 bit Guests
Anybody have any ideas?

I have a 64bit host, but can't install 64bit guests
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby f209 » 9. Jul 2015, 06:01

Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 10162. The virtualbox runs but no matter what instructions I try to follow the bridged adapter will not install. NAT mode works, but really need bridged mode.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby zburguy » 9. Jul 2015, 13:36

f209 wrote:Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 10162. The virtualbox runs but no matter what instructions I try to follow the bridged adapter will not install. NAT mode works, but really need bridged mode.


Install with disable Network Cards after reboot previous install.
Run Virtualbox 5 RC3 as Administrator -> Start VM Good with bridge.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby blueboyggh » 17. Jul 2015, 08:45

did not work on win10 10240

The host is Windows 10 build 10240,when I try to open a VM,it shows: VirtualBox Error "Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ........."

and here is the LOGs

help me plz!
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby GuillaumeR » 17. Jul 2015, 10:35

Hi guys,

Windows 10 is closing to the final release, with the 10240 build.
There is still a blocking issue with
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vboxmanage hostonlyif create
which always returns an error, although an interface is created. This occurs with VBox 5.0 and 4.3.x, and this issue is being tracked in the 12182 ticket.

I don't know if the VBox team is aware of this issue so I'm posting it here. :)
I hope it will be fixed when Windows 10 is released.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby marcthin » 18. Jul 2015, 09:54

Hello to you al, I use Oracle virtueel box now for 2 years great software! But I have a problem with the windows technical preview in virtual box it is the RT build the latest.
In te virtual box I install de software Oracle 5.00. I run the software to make a VM 64 Bit but I can only use 32 bit VM's. Despite erliere post of this probleem it simply don't work.
I have a host WIN7 64 Bit Intel Core IE7 4770 CPU (8 core's) 3,4 GHZ. What is the workarount?
I kan create VM's on the host(WIN7 64 Bit) 64 bit and 32 bit.
Is it a problem to install the orace software IN the VM (64 bit technical preview 10240 rt build)
I have it not tested on a clean install system windows 10 perhaps that is the sollution?

Regards
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PS my english in writing is very very pore but I can read (and speak) it very good. :mrgreen:
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby etikka » 20. Jul 2015, 15:25

Windows 10 is now at build 10240, which apparently is the RTM build. Therefore there shouldn't be major changes anymore.

Lets hope we'll get some working host only adapters etc. on Windows 10 hosts soon.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby loukingjr » 20. Jul 2015, 15:30

marcthin wrote:Is it a problem to install the orace software IN the VM (64 bit technical preview 10240 rt build)
I have it not tested on a clean install system windows 10 perhaps that is the sollution?

Regards
Marcthin

If I understand you correctly, you cannot install VirtualBox in a VirtualBox VM. So no, you cannot install VirtualBox in your Windows 10 guest.
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Re: Windows 10 Hosts

Postby mpack » 20. Jul 2015, 15:48

loukingjr wrote:If I understand you correctly, you cannot install VirtualBox in a VirtualBox VM. So no, you cannot install VirtualBox in your Windows 10 guest.

Well technically you can, but performance would be absymal, plus VT-x would not be available, so no 64bit VMs and no Win8 or later VMs even if 32bit.
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