Ticket #508 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Unable to upgrade guest additions in XP env.

Reported by: armando Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 1.4.0 Keywords: additions install driver XP
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other


After upgrading VB from rel 1.3.8 to 1.4.0 in my WinXP host, my WinXP guest WAS working well despite not having reinstalled guest additions (in other words, I was using VB rel 1.4.0 with rel 1.3.8 GA in the guest system).

Some days later, in order to complete the upgrade, I re-installed Guest Additions in the guest system, the same way I did when upgrading from rel 1.3.6 to rel 1.3.8, but this was NOT successful, as I got error messages about driver installation ("file not found" and similar ones). I tried completely removing GA and installing again. I also tried installing the old GA by mounting the 1.3.8 GA iso file, but nothing better.

The installation process normally starts and proceeds, but in the final steps it produces error messages and I end up with VBox devices detected but not properly installed and consequently not working.

Moreover, every time I start the VM the guest WinXP detects VB devices and prompts for driver location: I point to the mounted 1.4.0 CD image, it finds the INF files and then says "error..." again.

In the end, I have my XP guest without any mouse integration and enhanced video driver anymore.

How can I sort this out without deleting the VM and re-creating it from scratch?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by sandervl73

Is this still relevant with 1.5.2?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to guest additions
  • Guest type changed from other to Windows

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if this is still an issue with current version 1.6.4.

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