EDIT: The issue was actually Virtual Box related - it was not related to Windows 10 or the program I was trying to install.

I have a machine running Linux Mint 17. On this machine, I have an activated version of Windows 10 running in Oracle VM VirtualBox.

I would like to install a program from a CD on Windows 10 that is running in VirtualBox.

When running the setup.exe, a popup appears:

This app can't run on your PC
To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher.

Unfortunately, the vendor has not been helpful - stating only that "there have been no reported issues with installing the program on Windows 10".

I have tried running the setup.exe with administrator privileges and in all combinations of compatibility mode to no avail.

The installation CD has the following files:

Manual (folder)
Setup (folder)
Autorun (Setup information file)
CBase13 (Icon file)
Setup (Application file)

If I run the setup_x64 Windows Installer Package file inside the Setup directory, the following error appears:

This installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

Is there anything more I can try to do to get this program to work on Windows 10 inside a virtual machine?


Turns out I did not select passthrough when adding the CD/DVD drive in the storage options.

The checkbox is located in my VM settings -> storage -> Host Drive DVD A (this will likely be different for different machine setups) -> Passthrough checkbox (tick this!)

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