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Windows 7: Error installing VirtualBox

10 Dec 2011   #1
Kari

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Error installing VirtualBox

Decided to upgrade my VirtualBox, unistalled first the old one. Downloaded 4.1.6, install runs to the end and then I get this:

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After that, also trying to install an older version fails.

Any ideas?

Kari




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10 Dec 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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Hi Kari,

Is it a permissions problem by any chance? Are you installing as administrator? \AppData is usually a hidden folder.

What about anti-virus or something similar not allowing Vbox access to AppData?

Regards,
Golden
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10 Dec 2011   #3
kado897

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Strange that it should be trying to create AppData. That folder should already exist.

Also I can't find any Vbox entries in my AppData folder. I have the latest version installed.
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10 Dec 2011   #4
Kari

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I also find it strange it's trying to create something on appdata. However it is, I am currently unable to install VirtualBox.

Kari
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11 Dec 2011   #5
kado897

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It actually creates a .VirtualBox folder on AppData but it shouldn't be creating AppData itself. Have you moved your user folder from its default location.
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11 Dec 2011   #6
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It actually creates a .VirtualBox folder on AppData but it shouldn't be creating AppData itself. Have you moved your user folder from its default location.
This rig, no. Everything on its original place.

This is starting to be annoying, I need my VirtualBox!

Kari
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11 Dec 2011   #7
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It actually creates a .VirtualBox folder on AppData but it shouldn't be creating AppData itself. Have you moved your user folder from its default location.
This rig, no. Everything on its original place.

This is starting to be annoying, I need my VirtualBox!

Kari
Actually I'm wrong. The .VirtualBox folder is in your user directory so I don't know why it would even be accessing AppData.
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11 Dec 2011   #8
kado897

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Just a thought. Are you able to go back to the old version using System Restore?
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11 Dec 2011   #9
Kari

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Not tried yet. Going to try when I have some more time.
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11 Dec 2011   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
VMware had some probs also in running the latest release -- there were 2 get arounds 1) run as administrator and 2) finally your user had to be added to a special group called _--vmware__ 2 underscores each sinde of the VMware text. This fixed the problem fror VMware so it didn't need admin and ran fine.

I don't know if VBOX needs some sort of fiddling also to work -- I don't know if when installing you can customize the directories (it shouldn't be a problem for the VM's themselves).

Another good source of info is to look on the Linuxquestions.org forum for any problems with installing VBOX too -- although Linux it will show if there are similar problems with VBOX and guide you to some links with possible solutions.

cheers
jimboi
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