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Virtualbox 4.1.12 & New Guest Additions

  1. #1

    Virtualbox 4.1.12 & New Guest Additions


    Hi All,


    I've had Win CP 64-bit running happily under the previous version of Virtualbox. I updated to the latest release, and after a while I got a message (in the guest machine) saying something along the lines of "New Guest additions available - install now."

    I now have a happy blue screen looking at me - I get Fish, black, white then blue...... any suggestions before I blast the VM out of existance & start again??

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    Regards

    Robin

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  2. #2


    Ho Hum,

    I set up a new VM - got that loaded ok - now need to resize the screen - the previous methodology doesn't work anymore in this version of Virtualbox. Plod on using the "help" function.

    Robin
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  3. #3


    Wow!!

    1808 x 1000? 1880 x 1000? 1920 x 1080.....phewee....

    See - reading the instructions sometimes does help!

    Regards

    Robin
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I was lucky. The guest addition update did not work. My vBox works and I am not going to change it.
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  5. #5


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Mine worked but I had to do it in safe mode otherwise I got a blue screen.

    A piece of advice. Before installing a new version of guest additions take a snapshot. That way if anything goes wrong you can roll back with one click of the mouse in a few seconds. Beats creating a new VM hands down.
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  6. #6


    True indeed! Automatic Backups etc running on my main machines, but in a VM....oooops!! Off to take a snapshot of the new VM right now!
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  7. #7


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Yes indeed one often forgets with a VM, although a snapshot is not a backup, it is more akin to a system restore point.
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  8. #8


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    4.1.12 looks good to me.

    Try to fully / manually uninstall the previous additions and then reboot and install the new ones. There is a bug where the old additions don't fully uninstall when you update.

    If there are still old files left:
    Search and delete all vbox* (i'm talking about the older drivers vbox*.dll, vbox*.sys and vbox*.inf) stuff in system32 in the VM and also delete additions map in Program Files in the VM.
    Then reboot/reinstall additions.

    I would recommend the latest version but uninstall the WDDM driver again if you had a good experience without it.

    Good luck
    Hopachi
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  9. #9


    Hmmmm - took a snapshot and it blew the VM (Grahics all over theplkace - flashing, black etc) - went back to pre-snapshot and it's running ok.... Heigh-ho - as I'm not really using the VM (apart from keeping an eye out for a Contract Bridge app) I'll proceed with system restore points.
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  10. #10


    Update on this, version 4.1.14 updated and installed fine, with Win8 64bit, Ubuntu 10 & Raspi.
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