Virtual Box Update Question

Gilles Gravier ggravier at
Thu Sep 27 07:54:51 UTC 2012


On 27/09/2012 00:27, Wade Smart wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 5:21 PM, William Scott Lockwood III
> <vladinator at> wrote:
>> On Sep 26, 2012 5:19 PM, "Wade Smart" <wadesmart at> wrote:
>>> If I update virtualbox, will the environment I have be affected?
>>> Do you lose it or have to reinstall?
>>> Wade
>> I assume you're asking if the specific virtual machines will be affected?
>> Generally, no. "Environment" in this context is not very clear.
> Will my Windows installation and all the software I have
> be affected is my question. I have programs installed
> that I no longer have access to but still need.

None of that will be affected. (Unless a bug in the new VBox actually
prevents something from running - usually not the case.)

Do remember to update the VBox extensions as well inside the VMs so that
they match the VBox version number.


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