I am trying to install virtual box v4.3.28-100309 on a Windows 10 Host. The windows 10 insider preview installed is build 10130. When I try to install the virtualbox exe I am getting the following error:

Status: Rolling Back action:

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And after this I get a dialog box:

Oracle VM Virtualbox 4.3.28 Setup Wizard ended prematurely

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I am running Windows 10 on a i5-core processor with 8GB Ram machine and not a virtual machine.

  • don't you have Hyper-V to use?
    – juFo
    Jun 22, 2015 at 6:51
  • 5.0.1 isn't working, too :-/ Aug 9, 2015 at 0:11
  • 1
    5.0.4 still the same issue... have you fond any solution? Sep 25, 2015 at 4:23
  • @MartinPfeffer Have you found an issue in the latest version (ver. 5.0.10) yet?
    – Kevdog777
    Nov 25, 2015 at 10:00
  • Nevermind, I have asked a new question, about my comment, here: superuser.com/questions/1005264/…
    – Kevdog777
    Nov 25, 2015 at 11:38

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You can install VirtualBox 4 on Windows 10 (Note it doesn't work for the new VB 5) by disabling Bridge Networking during the installation. To be more precise I succeeded with VirtualBox-4.3.28-100309-Win.exe installed under Windows 10 x64 Build 10074 with no bridge networking.

Latest version of Windows 10 seems to allow installation of both VirtualBox 4 and VirtualBox 5. Still I found some issues initializing the network adapter through Vagrant.

There is a VB defect ticket here related https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/14040 . If the network adapter cannot be properly initialized use the following executable https://www.virtualbox.org/attachment/ticket/14040/VBox-Win10-fix-14040.exe. You have to run it as administrator during the VM startup after which it work properly.

  • Thanks, I was also able to install it by disabling the Bridge networking but what I was looking at was a solution with Bridge networking as my Samba installed on Ubuntu is not accessible by the host on NAT
    – Addy
    Jul 11, 2015 at 7:27
  1. Copy this to notepad and save as something.reg
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

  1. Double-click on the file to modify the registry
  2. Open the command prompt with windows key + X
  3. Go to the folder were you downloaded the .exe installer using cd yourfolderpath
  4. Extract the .msi from the .exe

    VirtualBox-5.1.8-111374-Win.exe /extract

  5. Go to the folder with the extracted .msi

    cd C:/users/replace_here_with_username/appdata/local/temp/virtualbox

  6. Run this to install: (64bit)

msiexec /i VirtualBox-5.1.8-r111374-MultiArch_amd64.msi /L*vx VirtualBox-5.1.8-install.log /QB TARGETDIR="C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox" ADDLOCAL=VBoxNetworkFlt

or (32-bit)

msiexec /i VirtualBox-5.1.8-r111374-MultiArch_x86.msi /L*vx VirtualBox-5.1.8-install.log /QB TARGETDIR="C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox" ADDLOCAL=VBoxNetworkFlt
  1. Go to the folder Oracle in Program files to open virtualbox

It might be possible that you have to run this procedure as administrator.
Based on this link

  • When ever I execute the command, I've got a Help text open in a GUI but the installer seams to ignore me. Any ideas why ?
    – aemonge
    Jan 21, 2020 at 9:57
  • did you try as admin
    – Ferroao
    Jan 21, 2020 at 14:52

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