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VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:12 am
by Zenkaino lovelive
I installed Vista in VirtualBox and tried to install Guest Addition, but when installing mouse driver, error occured. How do I solve this?

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:49 am
by ToMi1
What type of error is it?

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:08 pm
by Zenkaino lovelive
The error solved by in updating the root certificates. But one more problem: Aero is disabled even if under WDDM.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:40 pm
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:08 pm
The error solved by in updating the root certificates. But one more problem: Aero is disabled even if under WDDM.
Change the VRAM in the vm settings to 128 then enable 3d acceleration then increase vram to 256. Also this will likely throw your vm into a BSOD loop. Aero does not work on vista in vbox.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:40 pm
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:08 pm
The error solved by in updating the root certificates. But one more problem: Aero is disabled even if under WDDM.
Change the VRAM in the vm settings to 128 then enable 3d acceleration then increase vram to 256. Also this will likely throw your vm into a BSOD loop. Aero does not work on vista in vbox.
Then what should I use in order to use Aero?

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:51 am
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:40 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:08 pm
The error solved by in updating the root certificates. But one more problem: Aero is disabled even if under WDDM.
Change the VRAM in the vm settings to 128 then enable 3d acceleration then increase vram to 256. Also this will likely throw your vm into a BSOD loop. Aero does not work on vista in vbox.
Then what should I use in order to use Aero?
You would need to install an older version of the guest additions that don’t have this bug.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:58 am
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:51 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:40 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:08 pm
The error solved by in updating the root certificates. But one more problem: Aero is disabled even if under WDDM.
Change the VRAM in the vm settings to 128 then enable 3d acceleration then increase vram to 256. Also this will likely throw your vm into a BSOD loop. Aero does not work on vista in vbox.
Then what should I use in order to use Aero?
You would need to install an older version of the guest additions that don’t have this bug.
What version should I use?

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 am
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:58 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:51 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:40 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:08 pm
The error solved by in updating the root certificates. But one more problem: Aero is disabled even if under WDDM.
Change the VRAM in the vm settings to 128 then enable 3d acceleration then increase vram to 256. Also this will likely throw your vm into a BSOD loop. Aero does not work on vista in vbox.
Then what should I use in order to use Aero?
You would need to install an older version of the guest additions that don’t have this bug.
What version should I use?
IIRC, version 6.0 is where the bugs were introduced. Versions of 5.1 should be used or versions of 5.2 that were released before December 2018.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 am
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:58 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:51 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:40 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:40 pm


Change the VRAM in the vm settings to 128 then enable 3d acceleration then increase vram to 256. Also this will likely throw your vm into a BSOD loop. Aero does not work on vista in vbox.
Then what should I use in order to use Aero?
You would need to install an older version of the guest additions that don’t have this bug.
What version should I use?
IIRC, version 6.0 is where the bugs were introduced. Versions of 5.1 should be used or versions of 5.2 that were released before December 2018.
Aero is still not available in Vista even if I used Guest Additions Version 5.2.22.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 am
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:58 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:51 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:40 pm


Then what should I use in order to use Aero?
You would need to install an older version of the guest additions that don’t have this bug.
What version should I use?
IIRC, version 6.0 is where the bugs were introduced. Versions of 5.1 should be used or versions of 5.2 that were released before December 2018.
Aero is still not available in Vista even if I used Guest Additions Version 5.2.22.
What edition of vista are you using? Make sure that VRAM is increased to 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:52 am
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:58 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:51 am


You would need to install an older version of the guest additions that don’t have this bug.
What version should I use?
IIRC, version 6.0 is where the bugs were introduced. Versions of 5.1 should be used or versions of 5.2 that were released before December 2018.
Aero is still not available in Vista even if I used Guest Additions Version 5.2.22.
What edition of vista are you using? Make sure that VRAM is increased to 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled
I'm using Ultimate Edition. I checked that VRAM is 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:54 am
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:52 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:58 am

What version should I use?
IIRC, version 6.0 is where the bugs were introduced. Versions of 5.1 should be used or versions of 5.2 that were released before December 2018.
Aero is still not available in Vista even if I used Guest Additions Version 5.2.22.
What edition of vista are you using? Make sure that VRAM is increased to 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled
I'm using Ultimate Edition. I checked that VRAM is 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled.
In the guest additions setup, did you check the direct3D driver? Also make sure to not use basic support if it shows up.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:58 am
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:54 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:52 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:26 am


IIRC, version 6.0 is where the bugs were introduced. Versions of 5.1 should be used or versions of 5.2 that were released before December 2018.
Aero is still not available in Vista even if I used Guest Additions Version 5.2.22.
What edition of vista are you using? Make sure that VRAM is increased to 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled
I'm using Ultimate Edition. I checked that VRAM is 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled.
In the guest additions setup, did you check the direct3D driver? Also make sure to not use basic support if it shows up.
I checked the Direct3D driver and I'm not using basic support.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:27 pm
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:58 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:54 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:52 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:54 am


Aero is still not available in Vista even if I used Guest Additions Version 5.2.22.
What edition of vista are you using? Make sure that VRAM is increased to 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled
I'm using Ultimate Edition. I checked that VRAM is 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled.
In the guest additions setup, did you check the direct3D driver? Also make sure to not use basic support if it shows up.
I checked the Direct3D driver and I'm not using basic support.
Did you change the theme from Vista basic to an aero theme?

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:57 pm
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:58 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:54 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:52 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 am

What edition of vista are you using? Make sure that VRAM is increased to 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled
I'm using Ultimate Edition. I checked that VRAM is 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled.
In the guest additions setup, did you check the direct3D driver? Also make sure to not use basic support if it shows up.
I checked the Direct3D driver and I'm not using basic support.
Did you change the theme from Vista basic to an aero theme?
Windows Aero Theme is not shown.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:41 am
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:58 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:54 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:52 am


I'm using Ultimate Edition. I checked that VRAM is 256 MB and 3D acceleration is enabled.
In the guest additions setup, did you check the direct3D driver? Also make sure to not use basic support if it shows up.
I checked the Direct3D driver and I'm not using basic support.
Did you change the theme from Vista basic to an aero theme?
Windows Aero Theme is not shown.
It should be there. Are you in the correct place in the Control Panel?

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:19 am
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:41 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:58 am
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:54 am


In the guest additions setup, did you check the direct3D driver? Also make sure to not use basic support if it shows up.
I checked the Direct3D driver and I'm not using basic support.
Did you change the theme from Vista basic to an aero theme?
Windows Aero Theme is not shown.
It should be there. Are you in the correct place in the Control Panel?
I think that Windows Update can show Windows Aero. There is Windows Aero Theme when I installed updates.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:39 pm
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:19 am
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:41 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:58 am


I checked the Direct3D driver and I'm not using basic support.
Did you change the theme from Vista basic to an aero theme?
Windows Aero Theme is not shown.
It should be there. Are you in the correct place in the Control Panel?
I think that Windows Update can show Windows Aero. There is Windows Aero Theme when I installed updates.
The Windows PE that installed the OS? That is fake aero.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:19 pm
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:19 am
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:41 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Meow wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:27 pm


Did you change the theme from Vista basic to an aero theme?
Windows Aero Theme is not shown.
It should be there. Are you in the correct place in the Control Panel?
I think that Windows Update can show Windows Aero. There is Windows Aero Theme when I installed updates.
The Windows PE that installed the OS? That is fake aero.
No. I'm not using PE.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:56 pm
by Meow
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:19 am
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:41 am
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:57 pm


Windows Aero Theme is not shown.
It should be there. Are you in the correct place in the Control Panel?
I think that Windows Update can show Windows Aero. There is Windows Aero Theme when I installed updates.
The Windows PE that installed the OS? That is fake aero.
No. I'm not using PE.
Then what aero are you talking about? Please attach a screenshot of the VM when it is doing this.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:43 am
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:56 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Zenkaino lovelive wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:19 am
Meow wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:41 am


It should be there. Are you in the correct place in the Control Panel?
I think that Windows Update can show Windows Aero. There is Windows Aero Theme when I installed updates.
The Windows PE that installed the OS? That is fake aero.
No. I'm not using PE.
Then what aero are you talking about? Please attach a screenshot of the VM when it is doing this.
See this:
Image

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 am
by Schneider616
Judging by the photo, isn't that Aero w/ turned off transparency? IIRC it's doable.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:18 pm
by Meow
Schneider616 wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 am
Judging by the photo, isn't that Aero w/ turned off transparency? IIRC it's doable.
Yeah that’s aero with no transparency. I believe there was some kind of confusion here. Also that’s not vista that’s server 2008.

Re: VirtualBox Guest Addition Error for Vista

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 pm
by Zenkaino lovelive
Meow wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Schneider616 wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 am
Judging by the photo, isn't that Aero w/ turned off transparency? IIRC it's doable.
Yeah that’s aero with no transparency. I believe there was some kind of confusion here. Also that’s not vista that’s server 2008.
I turned transparency then. Also, Windows Vista works.