Windows 10 update needs me to manually uninstall VirtualBox


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 01
       #1

    Windows 10 update needs me to manually uninstall VirtualBox


    Hello everyone. I am new to this forum. I hope someone can help me with this issue.

    In the past few weeks I got notices from Windows 10 Update that asked me to manually uninstall VirtualBox because that app was not compatible with Windows 10. I suppose it is preventing updates from being installed.

    I tried to uninstall VirtualBox. I opened the control panel--> Programs and Features. But there was no VirtualBox in the list. I opened the Task Manager. There was no VirtualBox there either. Why does Windows 10 Update keep sending me that message when there is no VirtualBox in my PC? What should I do?

    I would like to thank in advance whoever that can help me with this issue.
    I don't know if I would get a notice to my email box when someone offers the help.

    Jaynewton
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 21,423
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #2

    Jaynewton said:
    Hello everyone. I am new to this forum. I hope someone can help me with this issue.

    In the past few weeks I got notices from Windows 10 Update that asked me to manually uninstall VirtualBox because that app was not compatible with Windows 10. I suppose it is preventing updates from being installed.

    I tried to uninstall VirtualBox. I opened the control panel--> Programs and Features. But there was no VirtualBox in the list. I opened the Task Manager. There was no VirtualBox there either. Why does Windows 10 Update keep sending me that message when there is no VirtualBox in my PC? What should I do?

    I would like to thank in advance whoever that can help me with this issue.
    I don't know if I would get a notice to my email box when someone offers the help.

    Jaynewton
    Hello Jaynewton and welcome to TF ,

    Try this: Complete uninstall Virtualbox - Super User and let me know if it fixes the issue.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 2
    windows 01
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi, Thank you for trying to help. I opened the link you sent and reached StackExchange. The instruction started by saying "After you uninstall VirtualBox from Control Panel"

    The problem I have is that this app "Virtualbox" is not found in my control panel or anywhere else.

    jaynewton
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 21,423
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #4

    Jaynewton said:
    Hi, Thank you for trying to help. I opened the link you sent and reached StackExchange. The instruction started by saying "After you uninstall VirtualBox from Control Panel"

    The problem I have is that this app "Virtualbox" is not found in my control panel or anywhere else.

    jaynewton
    windows 10 - How to uninstall Virtualbox on windows10? - Super User

    Try
    "Download the installer from the VirtualBox website, run the installer, when presented with an option to install/repair/remove the current installation select remove – Ramhound Jul 8 '17 at 14:58"
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 2,235
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #5

    The message can also appear if you have any emulation software.
    Another reason could be if you’re running the beta of Macrium Reflect 8 which contains virtualbox in order to boot the images without HyperV/Windows 10 Pro.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Home
       #6

    Hi there.

    I too had recently ran in to this problem and tried a few recommended possible solutions and it all just got a bit confusing.

    I decided to just do a fresh start on the laptop after backing up my data. Now it seems to be downloading/installing.
      My Computer


 

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