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  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #11

    strollin said:
    FYI... VMWare Tools install fine on W10 running in VMWare Player. You might want to hold off on VB until they update the Guest Additions to work with W10.
    Hi there

    That's fine -- BUT if you have say a spare machine or want to try W10 after taking a backup image of your current system and then try a NATIVE W10 system you'll run into horrendous Networking problems after you install VMWARE and then ANY virtual Machine.

    VMWARE works fine installing a GUEST W10 system - but a HOST W10 system running VMware seems to cause problems whether you choose NAT or Bridged whatever the GUEST OS is. Other OS'es as HOST seem to work OK running VMWARE Guests.

    (Note HOST is an x-64 system - I don't bother with 32 bit HOSTS any more).

    Cheers
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  2. Posts : 471
    Windows 10 Pro
       #12

    The latest version of VB and the guest additions (4.3.18) work well with W10. Ok, performance could be better but at least it works flawlessly, even in full screen mode.
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  3. proudtobegreek's Avatar
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       #13

    Manually searching for update,returned "already running latest version" and that was 4.3.16!Downloading now .18,giving VB another shot...

    Edit:Confirming VB 4.3.18 and its GA work excellent,good job Oracle,thanks for the input altae!
    Last edited by proudtobegreek; 13 Oct 2014 at 13:22.
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  4. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #14

    altae said:
    The latest version of VB and the guest additions (4.3.18) work well with W10. Ok, performance could be better but at least it works flawlessly, even in full screen mode.
    Hi there

    We *Might* have some Misunderstanding here.

    VBOX works fine running W10 as a VIRTUAL machine. Have you tried setting up a W10 REAL system (installing W10 on a REAL machine) and then installing and running VBOX with Virtual machines on the W10 HOST system. (W10 X-64 as HOST and some x-64 OS'es as VM's).

    Cheers
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  5. Posts : 1,520
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #15

    altae said:
    The latest version of VB and the guest additions (4.3.18) work well with W10. Ok, performance could be better but at least it works flawlessly, even in full screen mode.
    I'm using a Windows 8.1 host, trying to run Windows 10 Preview (32 bit) in Virtual Box. I've downloaded the latest VB, but when I try to install the Guest Additions, it crashes out just after a message on installing the "WDDM drivers for Windows 8 or newer".

    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong or what I can do to make it work?
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  6. Posts : 471
    Windows 10 Pro
       #16

    Have you installed the latest Guest Additions on your host? As far as I know you need to install them on both, the host and the guest. Are you running VB 4.3.18. Is hardware acceleration for 2D and 3D enabled in your virtual machine? Have you tried to run your guest in safe mode in order to install the Guest Additions?
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  7. Posts : 1,520
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #17

    altae said:
    Are you running VB 4.3.18.
    Yes
    altae said:
    Have you installed the latest Guest Additions on your host?
    Yes - I tried again with a fresh install in 4.3.18 and it gave the same problem
    altae said:
    As far as I know you need to install them on both, the host and the guest.
    Where does that come from? Before I've only ever installed in the guest and it's worked before.
    altae said:
    Have you tried to run your guest in safe mode in order to install the Guest Additions?
    I tried this, but the system would then just BSOD on reboot.

    But we have a winner...
    altae said:
    Is hardware acceleration for 2D and 3D enabled in your virtual machine?
    JDobbsy1987 said:
    Another thing to try is Enable 3D Acceleration and give the VM more Video Memory, i put mine up to 256mb and it seemed to help.
    This seemed to be the key: after ticking the 3D box and giving it 256MB, it works!

    Thanks both for your help. :)
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  8. strollin's Avatar
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       #18

    Just to clear things up, the Guest Additions are just what the name implies GUEST Additions, they are additions to the guest OS, not the host.
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