[vbox-dev] [VBox-users] VirtualBox (vboxdrv) installation FAILED on new Windows 7 PC

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 03:26:22 UTC 2018

One thing is special about this Windows 7 PC: It uses UEFI.
All the other dozens of my Windows 7 PCs, where VirtualBox works like
a charm, all use BIOS.
Maybe some kind of security properties do differ somehow.

Event Viewer:
A service was installed in the system.

Service Name:  VBox Support Driver
Service File Name:  C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxDrv.sys
Service Type:  kernel mode driver
Service Start Type:  demand start
Service Account:

The VBox Support Driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
In reality the driver file exists:
C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\drivers\vboxdrv.sys

yet, it is completely absent from Windows Device Manager (driver list).
So the driver was copied, but not installed.

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