VirtualBox

Ticket #13998 (new defect)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

Windows 8 - VirtualBox Disables Wireless Display Support

Reported by: Auri A. Rahimzadeh Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.3.26 Keywords: windows 8,widi,wireless display,miracast
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description

See  https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=66827

I found this out after struggling with my Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter no longer being detected in Windows 8. It didn't matter which machine I used - my Surface or my Laptop. I came across an article that suggested I remove VirtualBox, and voila - "Connect to a wireless display" came back. I want to keep using VirtualBox, but I also need WiDi for teaching. Hey Oracle, would you fix this, or suggest a setting I can disable so I can have my wireless display while using your software, please?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by mbressman

This forum thread details a work-around ( https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=65091), but it'd be great if this issue could be permanently fixed (which it might be in v5.0 of VirtualBox - can anyone confirm?).

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