Ticket #11959 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

VirtualBox 4.2.16 Refuses to Install on Windows XP

Reported by: bdean Owned by:
Component: installer Version: VirtualBox 4.2.16
Keywords: Windows XP Hosts Installer Compatability Logo Testing Passed Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: Windows


Installation terminates with:

"The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatability with Windows XP. (Tell me why this testing is important. <link>)

This software will not be installed. Contact your system administrator."

And I have administrator rights...

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by bdean

Believe this failing installation attempt was a problem the 4.2.14 Windows host installer as well.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by frank

Please post a screenshot of this error message (use the 'Attach file' button in this ticket).

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Perryg

What happens if you click on system -> system properties -> hardware -> Driver Signing.

If it is set to Block instead of Warn this will cause your issue.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by bdean


We even tried the "Run as" option and unchecked the "Protect my computer and data from unaunthorized program activity" after verifying the executable. And that did not work.

However, your advice did the trick. Set the Driver Signing options to Warn instead of Block and now back in business :) Nice catch :)

Thanks again and VR, bdean :)

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
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