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Windows 7: VirtualBox of lower version 's vdi in higher version

26 Jul 2016   #1
KianWilliam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
VirtualBox of lower version 's vdi in higher version

Greetings:
I have virtualbox 5.0 and I am going to install 5.1.
I also have 3 vdi created in version 5.0.
Could I create new VMs in version 5.1 and assign vdi belong to version 5.0 to those VMs?
Could be there some problem or side effects?
thanks ahead


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27 Jul 2016   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would expect it to work without any trouble. I've tried myself and after upgrading versions every time, the existing VMs would just run as before, without any change on my part, using existing disks.
While I haven't experienced migrating disks between machines, given that running the whole machines works, I'm confident that your case will work too.
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27 Jul 2016   #3
KianWilliam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you.
Kian William
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27 Jul 2016   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

There should be no problems. Just be sure to update the Virtual extensions on each virtual machine to the latest version. You would normally be prompted to do this.
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