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I've just updated my VirtualBox and cannot install the latest associative extension pack.

My Virtualbox version

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My Extension Pack version

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My error

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Please help.

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From what I can see, I would assume the pack is already installed. –  Oliver Salzburg May 4 '12 at 12:36
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@OliverSalzburg But when I call Help - Update, the application still announce me to download the new version. –  Nam G VU May 7 '12 at 8:13

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I get these errors too. Are you attempting to install this as a limited user or an admin?

I am able resolve this by logging out of my limited user account. Then logging in with an account that is a member of the Local Administrators group.

Then attempt to install the extension pack.

Good luck

Update: this is different from unsingthe RunAs Context menu item. You need to 'physicaly' logout of the limited user account

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I have no luck with that. I have just retried it with run as admin and the error remains –  Nam G VU May 3 '12 at 20:06
    
See my update.. –  TheSavo May 4 '12 at 12:28
    
This is strange. I don't have such errors for previous updates. Just this version cause error. I don't wanna dick into the local admin group at all. –  Nam G VU May 7 '12 at 8:14
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Today I luckily think of a work-around to this issue: trying to remove the old extension pack version before installing new one.

So I open VirtualBox Manager and go to File - Preference - Extension Pack, then select the old version and remove it. You know what, the same error appeared; so what I can say about the error I get when updating the extension pack is all CANNOT about removing old one.

So, I go to C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox and rename the folder ExtensionPacks to ExtensionPacks2. Then, things go smoothly.

Cheers

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