Ticket #6057 (new enhancement)
[feature-request] Installer: warn users for incompatible drivers on Windows host
|Reported by:||Technologov||Owned by:|
I see there are some instances where vboxdrv or vboxnetflt drivers are incompatible with currently installed 3rd party drivers on Windows Host platform.
It would be better, especially for newbie users, if we detect such incompatibilities in our installer, and warn users.
Here is the known list: (and perhaps a few more that I overlook)
#3752 DNS protocol problem with Vista hosts => check Shrew Soft Lightweight filter rules
#5519 vboxnetflt: fatal BSOD installation on Marvell Server NIC
#3370 VBoxNetFlt: Conflict with the Trend Micro Anti-Virus driver
#3724 Host crash: vboxdrv crashes, when run together with coLinux
Other incompatible software:
-decndis.sys caused the crash on one user. decndis is part of the DEC (Digital Equipment Corp) LAT protocol that we use to access the VAX (reported by Huihong Luo of VMlite)
The same issues applies to Linux-host installer too, but since installers are platform-specific, it deserves a separate wish.