updating VB 5 -> VB 6

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updating VB 5 -> VB 6

Postby maker675 » 27. Jan 2019, 15:57

OSX host, primarily Windows10 guest. To update VB5-> VB6 does one simply install VB 6 and then carry on working as before? Will it find and import any VB5 config files as well as open virtual machines created with VB5? Can one revert to using VB5 if there are problems?

Have been browsing for some time and haven't found an explanatory document.

btw. would it be better to wait a bit longer?
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Re: updating VB 5 -> VB 6

Postby maker675 » 1. Feb 2019, 11:34

Did I ask a stupid question? Does happen!
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Re: updating VB 5 -> VB 6

Postby andyp73 » 1. Feb 2019, 12:02

Yes, you can just uninstall whichever v5.x.x version you have installed and install v6.0.4 (the latest as I type). All of the configuration files and your guests will be fine.

There are a few known issues with v6.0.x which you may stumble across. Many of them are detailed in the "Discuss the 6.0.x release" threads in the Using VirtualBox part of the forum.

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Re: updating VB 5 -> VB 6

Postby maker675 » 1. Feb 2019, 17:50

Thanks a lot for info.

It's backed up but never blase about experimenting on a file as big and complex as a virtual environment.
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