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Windows XP host

PostPosted: 7. Feb 2018, 18:04
by Ima
Hello,
I am trying to install VirtualBox on a windows Host XP. No matter what version I install I get the message:
WinVerifyTrust failed on stub....
Host Windows XP SP3
I however run VirtualBox 5.0.14 on another PC with Host windows XP SP3.
Any help appreciated
TKS

Re: Windows XP host

PostPosted: 7. Feb 2018, 18:24
by mpack
Which VirtualBox version is being installed, and using what installer? I.e. are you using the standard exe installer from the download area of this site?

Also, are you sure you're trying to install VirtualBox, and not trying to run a VM? The error dialog makes no sense to me in the context of the MSI (Windows) installer.

I do see a recommendation in another post that people try :-

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Right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Signing > Ignore.


Since your problem could possibly be that the certificates database on your XP PC is obsolete and no longer maintained.

Re: Windows XP host

PostPosted: 7. Feb 2018, 18:40
by socratis
I have to add that VirtualBox dropped support for WinXP hosts with 5.0.x. Which means if it works, fine. If it doesn't too bad...

Re: Windows XP host

PostPosted: 8. Feb 2018, 09:13
by Ima
mpack wrote:Which VirtualBox version is being installed, and using what installer? I.e. are you using the standard exe installer from the download area of this site?
4.0.36-104075-win.exe (downloaded from this site)

mpack wrote:Also, are you sure you're trying to install VirtualBox, and not trying to run a VM? The error dialog makes no sense to me in the context of the MSI (Windows) installer.
The installations works fine. But the program does not start and I get that anoying notification

mpack wrote:I do see a recommendation in another post that people try :-

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Right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Signing > Ignore.
I have tried it and it does not work

Re: Windows XP host

PostPosted: 8. Feb 2018, 10:01
by mpack
I see. So the first post was very misleading. "I am trying to install VirtualBox" implies that you had not already succeeded in doing so, which was a false statement.

And I'm suspicious about the new information too. I.e. what does "the program does not start" mean? Do you mean that you can't run the GUI? Or is it that you can't launch a VM?

Btw, the 4.0.x branch (first launched in 2010) is ancient and no longer supported. Even the last maintenance release was over two years ago.

Re: Windows XP host

PostPosted: 8. Feb 2018, 11:56
by Ima
mpack:
I have virtual box running on several hosts (XP, win7 x86, win7 x64)
I am now trying to install in a new host. Windows XP SP3.
The program does install but, the gui does not launch.
I found some troubleshooting on this page:
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/vir ... ilure.html
I did it with the setreg 5 true, but still the gui does not launch, prompting with the same error.
I still need help.

Re: Windows XP host

PostPosted: 8. Feb 2018, 12:10
by mpack
I'm afraid that link will not be useful to you. He's talking about VirtualBox after 4.3.14, which is when the hardening checks came in FOR VMs. I had this in mind when I asked you to clarify what "the program" meant. I don't see why hardening would prevent the GUI from launching, and in any case is irrelevant for you because you're using 4.0.36, which is from long before the hardening feature existed.

You do have a certificates problem, this is clear from the error message. Equally obvious is that it can't be due to any change in VirtualBox since you haven't changed VirtualBox - your copy is 2 years old.

So, best guess is that you have certificates checking enabled but either your local certificates cache is damaged or the internet infrastructure needed to check certificates no longer exists or is no longer compatible. Were you at least keeping the XP host up to date? I'd advise an WSUS offline update if not.

Disabling the certificates check ought to have worked around the problem, but if it didn't then I don't see much else that we here can do.

Re: Windows XP host

PostPosted: 22. Apr 2021, 21:58
by godzilla99
I know VirtualBox 5.2 works in XP SP3 host OS, because I was using last year. In a fresh install of WinXP SP3 as host I'm getting the the error "WinVerifyTrust failed", with all the same numerical errors as the first post in this thread. I have the solution to fix this, but I can't post links until my account is 1 day old.