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Windows 7: Virtualbox quit working after installing microsoft updates (12-9-2014)

09 Dec 2014   #1
chuckfrasher

Vista and XP
 
 
Virtualbox quit working after installing microsoft updates (12-9-2014)

I have been using portable virtualbox for some time now. Never had a problem. But immediately after installing updates today (12-9-2014) I can no longer start a VM. I get an error. I even tried reinstalling virtual box and creating another machine. But I cannot create one. I hope this can be resolved.




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10 Dec 2014   #2
iliasm

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is also true for me. I run VirtualBox everyday, and after applying the Win7 updates today, it never starts the VM anymore. Same error as OP.

I think it must have been one of the 6 optional updates I installed.

EDIT: It doesn't even work with trusty 4.3.12, which worked perfectly when 4.3.14 was released and had quite a few problems.

EDIT2: fix: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewto...64777&start=45
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10 Dec 2014   #3
chuckfrasher

Vista and XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iliasm View Post
This is also true for me. I run VirtualBox everyday, and after applying the Win7 updates today, it never starts the VM anymore. Same error as OP.

I think it must have been one of the 6 optional updates I installed.

EDIT: It doesn't even work with trusty 4.3.12, which worked perfectly when 4.3.14 was released and had quite a few problems.

EDIT2: fix: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewto...64777&start=45
Thanks buddy. It worked! It was the update KB3004394.

For anyone who is a beginner like me, just follow the instructions to uninstall the update KB3004394.

Remove an update - Windows Help

And when KB3004394 rears it's ugly head again, just right click on it and choose "hide update".
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11 Dec 2014   #4
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I half-expected my VirtualBox to not work as well, but, it apparently still does, even after yesterdays Win7 updates....perhaps because my version of Oracle VB was a little older? (4.3.20)
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12 Dec 2014   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I'd suggest looking at VMWARE's FREE VMPLAYER --this IMO invariably seems to work much better than VBOX -- of course YMMV but I've tried all sorts of virtualisation methods over the years (Including HYPER-V on W8/W10) and still think that overall --especially for most non seriously technical people VMWARE works the best.

Converter tools are available so you don't have to re-build your VM's from scratch.

Cheers
jimbo
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