Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

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Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

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In version 2.2.0 there are several problems with networking (VM stop getting IP addresses or can't communicate with the network), besides you can't uninstall virtualbox to go back to 2.1.4.
See bugs 3701 and 3655
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Re: Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

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See Vbox bug 3701 and this comment especially:
2009-04-16 19:16:26 changed by misha

For those unable to uninstall VBox 2.2:
To be able to uninstall you would need to copy the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion?\DIFxApp\Components registry key (and its sub-keys) from the HKEY_CURRENT_USER to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE branch.

Here are the steps for doing this:
run the registry editor (press windows + R , type regedit and press OK)
in the left pane browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion?\DIFxApp\Components -> there should be some sub-keys having GUID names located under the "Components"
export the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion?\DIFxApp\Components to some file (right-click the "Components" key, select "Export", type a file name where you want to export the settings (e.g. C:\foo.reg) )
open the exported .reg file (either with notepad or some other text editor or right-click it in explorer and select "Edit")
substitute the HKEY_CURRENT_USER with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in the file, save and close the ditor.
import the .reg file (either double-click it in the explorer or in the registry editor use menu File->Import-> browse to a file, select it and press "Open")

Once this is done you should be able to uninstall.

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Re: Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

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Haos wrote:See Vbox bug 3701 and this comment especially:
It didn't work for me, neither did it for other people having the issue there... :(

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Re: Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

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I use 2.0.6, no hassle there :)

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Re: Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

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Sure here is a link for win
x86/x64:
http://www.virtualbox.org/download/test ... tiArch.exe

Note: you need to uninstall VBox 2.2 first. In case you're seeing
problems with 2.2 uninstall please follow the instructions in
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/3701#comment:6 on how to fix the
uninstall problem.

Unfortunately I'm not an expert in linux version. So in case you have any
problems on linux host, please feel free to create a bug report(s) regarding
that.

Regards,
Mikhail

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Re: Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

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Haos wrote:
Sure here is a link for win
x86/x64:
http://www.virtualbox.org/download/test ... tiArch.exe

Note: you need to uninstall VBox 2.2 first. In case you're seeing
problems with 2.2 uninstall please follow the instructions in
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/3701#comment:6 on how to fix the
uninstall problem.

Regards,
Mikhail
Thanks, I've already seen that. Regretfully I can't uninstall VBox, not even following those steps. So I can't try the test case.

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Re: Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

Post by Haos »

You should add your comment to that bugreport then.

EDIT: from Vbox dev
Hi,

Sorry for the delayed response.
Please ensure the Component entries are properly added/copied to
the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DIFxApp\Components
as described in the workarownd
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/3701#comment:6
I saw people who had some problems that after applying the modifyed .reg
files the entries were not added to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ for some
reason.
If you still have a problem please post me msi & setupapi logs from the
failing install/uninstall.
See http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/MSI_Logging on how to create those logs.

Regards,
Mikhail

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Re: Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

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VirtualBox 2.2.2 released.
Windows installer: fixed several install and uninstall issues
Windows Additions: fixed mouse pointer integration of some Windows guests (2.2.0 regression)
Edit : I couldn't uninstall Vbox 2.2.0 (or install 2.2.2) until I do that :
- Uninstall the old version 2.2.0 with his installer (and not with Control Panel of Windows)
- Install the new version 2.2.2.
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Re: Don't upgrade virtualbox to 2.2.0 Windows hosts

Post by mychrislo »

I have the same problem.

I run into this free utility
Revo Uninstaller
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uni ... nload.html

I installed that one and practically, I just do "click-next->next". And I can uninstall 2.2.0.

Right afterwards, I installed 2.2.2 back and immediately reboot.

I am just as new as before.

Chris

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