Win2000 Host: Chance to install 1.6.2?

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Win2000 Host: Chance to install 1.6.2?

Postby chrise » 22. Jul 2008, 10:04

Hello friends,
I tried to find solutions via the search engine and google, but didn't find any matches...

I want to install VirtualBox 1.6.2 on a Windows 2000 SP4 host, but the installer aborted and told me that it won't work.

Give it a chance to install it nevertheless?

Have a good day!

Greetings
Christian
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Postby TerryE » 22. Jul 2008, 14:07

The VBox team withdrew formal support for W2K at 1.6.2, and many people have said that this was the wrong thing to do. Sorry.
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Postby sidji » 22. Jul 2008, 15:39

Hi!

Got the same headakes...
Did anyone here kept a copy of any previous release of XVM to be installed under W2K?

Thanks in advance ! :roll:
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Postby sidji » 22. Jul 2008, 16:13

OK, for those who might be interrested...
I found (:lol:) an earlier version (1.5.2) of the virtualbox here:
http://www.techspot.com/downloadget.php ... 22afd8dc9d

and it WORKS ! :lol: :lol:

However... cannot launch a XP guest I previously installed on another guest with V1.6.2... :cry:

Any idea anybody?
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Postby rioka » 24. Jul 2008, 17:42

You can actually install VBox 1.6.2 in Windows 2000 editing the MSI installation file, using ORCA (from MS). Remove (or alter) the restrinction on the target platform. Don't remember now the details, but I can check later this evening.
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got it

Postby rioka » 25. Jul 2008, 00:08

As I said, you have to get orca.msi (from MS), install it and edit VirtualBox msi file.

Then, under "LaunchCondition", alter condition

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NOT VersionNT=500 AND NOT Version9X AND NOT VersionNT64


I changed it to
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NOT VersionNT=400 AND NOT Version9X AND NOT VersionNT64


Then installed under W2K.
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Postby poncho524 » 11. Sep 2008, 14:40

anyone try this with 2.0.0 and get it to work?
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Postby Sasquatch » 11. Sep 2008, 21:37

Read somewhere this week where someone tried it. Doesn't work. There are numerous reasons why support is suspended.
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