VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

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fred1
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VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by fred1 »

Disabling core isolation memory integrity is not an option for me.

VMware Workstation Player is confirmed to be working on my device but I am in a position where I need to run a multitude of virtual machines at once.
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klaus
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by klaus »

Use VirtualBox 6.1.28... we told Microsoft that it contains the necessary fixes.
fred1
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by fred1 »

klaus wrote:Use VirtualBox 6.1.28... we told Microsoft that it contains the necessary fixes.
This screen comes from the 6.1.28 installer. I have tried 6.1.29 as well, no difference.
hystrix
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by hystrix »

I have the same problem. What is known about the hotfix?
constvoid
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by constvoid »

I get the same error - neither 6.1.28 nor the latest development snapshot 6.1.97 (148030) will install on my Windows 11 PC so I'm without VirtualBox currently.
scottgus1
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by scottgus1 »

So far all we can do is wait for further test builds and releases. Does the Lean More button reveal more info, or there might be an error post in the Event Viewer?

A Bugtracker post with whatever documentary evidence you can gather from Windows might help.

FWIW Some posters report Virtualbox running on 11, so it isn't a complete washout. Just have to figure out why it won't work for your computers.

Also, Windows 11 is not considered a supported host OS yet, bugs are still being worked on.

one other possibility, turn off the program compatibility assistant, web-search how to do so.
rrei
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Windows 11 discussion - fully supported by VirtualBox 7.0

Post by rrei »

Hi all,

I am using a fresh install of windows 11 pro and it still doesn't let me run the installer for 6.1.97 (same error message as with 6.1.28; see attached image).
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Does anyone have any workarounds or do I have to wait for a future version?
Thanks in advance!

Cheers,
Rui
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

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Please look at my post above, consider disabling the PCA.

Klaus above reports that MS got told that Virtualbox was OK, but it's not known yet why MS hasn't got the memo.
klaus
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by klaus »

My (totally uneducated) guess currently is that Microsoft got somehow confused by the regression in 6.1.28 running on Windows 10 with Hyper-V enabled. Which of course is unrelated, but it's the only explanation which makes some sense. Will poke my contacts again (especially now that the test builds have a fix for the 6.1.28 regression - but I fear that Microsoft will explain to me again that the 6.1.29 test build doesn't have attestation signed drivers...).
YsHaNg
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by YsHaNg »

I installed 6.1.28 last week, it was on a Windows 10 with hyper-v, then I got the VM boot failure. So I uninstalled virtualbox, upgraded to Windows 11, then installed 6.1.28 back without any issue. All my VMs boot up correctly. I have program compatibility assistant service running, VBS on, core isolation memory integrity is off. I didn't change status of hyper-v during upgrading.
fred1
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

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klaus wrote:My (totally uneducated) guess currently is that Microsoft got somehow confused by the regression in 6.1.28 running on Windows 10 with Hyper-V enabled. Which of course is unrelated, but it's the only explanation which makes some sense. Will poke my contacts again (especially now that the test builds have a fix for the 6.1.28 regression - but I fear that Microsoft will explain to me again that the 6.1.29 test build doesn't have attestation signed drivers...).
The 6.1.97 build does not work either. No build is being accepted. It seems to have a universal VirtualBox block.

If core isolation is disabled, VirtualBox then installed, and core isolation enabled again, the VirtualBox driver will be blocked upon reboot rendering the software useless.
YsHaNg wrote:I installed 6.1.28 last week, it was on a Windows 10 with hyper-v, then I got the VM boot failure. So I uninstalled virtualbox, upgraded to Windows 11, then installed 6.1.28 back without any issue. All my VMs boot up correctly. I have program compatibility assistant service running, VBS on, core isolation memory integrity is off. I didn't change status of hyper-v during upgrading.
This is in regards to core isolation being enabled and VirtualBox not working. I had core isolation enabled on Windows 10 and VirtualBox worked fine. With the same settings it is being blocked in Windows 11.
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by dsh21 »

the only way i could get vbox 6.1.28 working in windows 11 pro and education was to disable memory integrity under core isolation.
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

Post by Wanderlei »

Any updates about it?

Still not possible to install Virtual Box in Windows 11.
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Re: VirtualBox installer on Windows 11: This app can't run on this device

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Wanderlei wrote:Any updates about it?
If https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads does not show further than 6.1.28 as of today, and the test builds won't work either, then no.
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