Windows 11 and Oracle VM VirtualBox


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Has anyone been able to get the Windows 11 preview to work with Oracle VM VirtualBox? I've tried a couple of times. But when the choice of channels comes up for the Insider program, the only option available is Release Preview Channel, which limits you to Windows 10. Dev channel and Beta channel are both grayed out.

I've been able to get Win 11 to run fine in VMWare Workstation Player through the Beta channel. I know the Insider preview is supposed to work with VMs. But VirtualBox isn't playing nicely. Any ideas? Thanks!
 

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Hi there
Try using the ISO from UUPDUMP and install the VM.
I'm not a big fan of Virtual Box (Each to their own) but in theory it should work.
Cheers
jimbo
 

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    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
I have it working, but slowly - and that's on an older laptop that is nominally incompatible.
The build is from UUP DUMP - that took me several attempts before it downloaded completely, and a lot of processing.

During the installation I received
Something went wrong
You can try again, or skip for now

OOBEKEYBOARD

Try again or Skip
and skipped...
then later

Something went wrong
But you can try again
OOBESETTINGMULTIPAGE

Try again…
..so I selected 'Try again' - and that quite quickly proceeded.

However, most windows are square...not rounded.
1.jpg
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
I have it working, but slowly - and that's on an older laptop that is nominally incompatible.
The build is from UUP DUMP - that took me several attempts before it downloaded completely, and a lot of processing.

During the installation I received

and skipped...
then later


..so I selected 'Try again' - and that quite quickly proceeded.

However, most windows are square...not rounded.
View attachment 1631

Install Guest Additions.. And it will be rounded corners.
 

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  • OS
    EndeavourOS, Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    custom PC
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    Core i5 8400
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    Gigabyte B360M-HD3
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    8gb DDR4-2400
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    iGPU
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    Realtek
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    some generic 1080p 75hz monitor * 2
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    200MBit/s
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Thanks.. well.. I was just doing that to see my shared folder.. which I now can (demonstrating additions are active) - but file explorer's corners are as square as they could be..

Another odd thing that happens from time to time - a repeated short sound (at least 2 different pitches) at about 3x per second - ding ding ding ding... like musical hammering..
 
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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
Thanks.. well.. I was just doing that to see my shared folder.. which I now can (demonstrating additions are active) - but file explorer's corners are as square as they could be..

Another odd thing that happens from time to time - a repeated short sound (at least 2 different pitches) at about 3x per second - ding ding ding ding... like musical hammering..
First, make sure Guest Additions have been installed for the VM. Then, in the settings for the VM, go to Display and check the box labeled Enable 3D Acceleration which is under the Graphics Controller. Boot the VM and enjoy rounded corners.

The ding, ding, ding is a bug in VirtualBox 6.1.22 for some Windows guests. When it happens, you can usually stop it (temporarily) by adjusting the volume control slightly up or down in the guest. If it's troublesome, you can go to the Audio settings for the guest and change Host Audio Driver to Null Audio Driver and uncheck Enable Audio Output. No sound is better than sound that drives you crazy :) I've only ever had this problem with Windows 7 guests on Windows 10 hosts (linux hosts are fine). I doubt that Windows 7 guest problems are a priority for Oracle, but if it's happening in Windows 11 guests maybe they'll get it fixed.
 

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    Windows 7/10/11, Fedora 38
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    Lenovo W530
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    i7-3720QM @ 2.60Ghz
    Memory
    32GB
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    Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
Oracle VirtualBox - W11 Insider Preview OK this end.

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  • OS
    Windows 11 (10.0.22000.71 Insider Preview)
Has anyone been able to get the Windows 11 preview to work with Oracle VM VirtualBox? I've tried a couple of times. But when the choice of channels comes up for the Insider program, the only option available is Release Preview Channel, which limits you to Windows 10. Dev channel and Beta channel are both grayed out.

I've been able to get Win 11 to run fine in VMWare Workstation Player through the Beta channel. I know the Insider preview is supposed to work with VMs. But VirtualBox isn't playing nicely. Any ideas? Thanks!

I installed Windows 10 in the VM, selected Dev channel, ran the updates and got Win 11 Dev build. I can't activate though as Win 10 was installed without a valid licence - I'm keeping that on my 'real' Windows 10 install for when the final Win 11 is ready
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (RP channel)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900X 12-core
    Motherboard
    X570 Aorus Xtreme
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Platinum RGB 3600MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Suprim X 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster AE-5 Plus
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    ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
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    Samsung T7 Touch 1TB
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    Asus ROG Strix 1000W
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    Corsair D750 Airflow
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    Noctua NH-D15S
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    Asus ROG Flare
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    Logitech G903 with PowerPlay charger
    Internet Speed
    500Mb/sec
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Although this is not the way it is supposed to work, I can say that when I installed the Leak in a Hyper-V VM, I used the same Windows 7 key that I used to upgrade my main install to Windows 10 several years ago to activate the leak.

If you purchased a key from Microsoft or Windows 10 came pre-installed by the OEM, then you're probably better off not attempting to use it again, but if it is an upgrade, grab another key if you can find one.

I had a Microsoft TechNet accout back in the day, and it gave me 10 keys of each edition of Windows 7, so I have plenty of Pro and Home keys never used for anything. I've used just about every Ultimate key for an install of VM, and a few of the Pros, but none of hte Pro N / Home / Home N / Ultimate N keys.

Just don't go using a leaked key you find on the internet or a cheap $5 key that you buy from some nondescript retailer on eBay / Amazon. Better to stay away from those.
 

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    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
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    PC/Desktop
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    HomeBrew
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
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    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
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    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
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    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
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    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
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    Defender + MB 5 Beta
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    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
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    Laptop
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    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
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    1920 * 1080
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    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
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    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
Although this is not the way it is supposed to work, I can say that when I installed the Leak in a Hyper-V VM, I used the same Windows 7 key that I used to upgrade my main install to Windows 10 several years ago to activate the leak.

If you purchased a key from Microsoft or Windows 10 came pre-installed by the OEM, then you're probably better off not attempting to use it again, but if it is an upgrade, grab another key if you can find one.

I had a Microsoft TechNet accout back in the day, and it gave me 10 keys of each edition of Windows 7, so I have plenty of Pro and Home keys never used for anything. I've used just about every Ultimate key for an install of VM, and a few of the Pros, but none of hte Pro N / Home / Home N / Ultimate N keys.

Just don't go using a leaked key you find on the internet or a cheap $5 key that you buy from some nondescript retailer on eBay / Amazon. Better to stay away from those.
I'll try my Windows 7 key, it was a retail licence. If it activates it's Microsoft problem if it's not licenced as far as I'm concerned. I need to find the disc box
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (RP channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900X 12-core
    Motherboard
    X570 Aorus Xtreme
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Platinum RGB 3600MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Suprim X 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
    Samsung 870 Evo 4TB
    Samsung T7 Touch 1TB
    PSU
    Asus ROG Strix 1000W
    Case
    Corsair D750 Airflow
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S
    Keyboard
    Asus ROG Flare
    Mouse
    Logitech G903 with PowerPlay charger
    Internet Speed
    500Mb/sec
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Hi folks
Has anybody got acceptable performance on a W11 (the proper - not previous leaked build) VM running in VBOX from a W10 (recent build) HOST.
This thing runs slower than molasses or a one footed dog on a perfectly smooth icepond. - it might be my lack of experience with VBOX but there's mega oodles of power in the HOST hardware. VMWare performs perfectly, and HYPER=V also (again in spite of my lack of experience).

I tested again in a W10 system without HYPER-V and VMWare to be 100% positive that those applications weren't causing problems running with VBOX.

So far miserable fail !!!

Cheers
jimbo
 

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  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Hi folks
Has anybody got acceptable performance on a W11 (the proper - not previous leaked build) VM running in VBOX from a W10 (recent build) HOST.
This thing runs slower than molasses or a one footed dog on a perfectly smooth icepond. - it might be my lack of experience with VBOX but there's mega oodles of power in the HOST hardware. VMWare performs perfectly, and HYPER=V also (again in spite of my lack of experience).

I tested again in a W10 system without HYPER-V and VMWare to be 100% positive that those applications weren't causing problems running with VBOX.

So far miserable fail !!!

Cheers
jimbo
Yeah I'm running Win 11 in VirtualBox with a Win 10 host. It's not fast but it's as expected, certainly faster than previous versions were. It will run like mad on real hardware
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (RP channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900X 12-core
    Motherboard
    X570 Aorus Xtreme
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Platinum RGB 3600MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Suprim X 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
    Samsung 870 Evo 4TB
    Samsung T7 Touch 1TB
    PSU
    Asus ROG Strix 1000W
    Case
    Corsair D750 Airflow
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S
    Keyboard
    Asus ROG Flare
    Mouse
    Logitech G903 with PowerPlay charger
    Internet Speed
    500Mb/sec
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I tested again in a W10 system without HYPER-V and VMWare to be 100% positive that those applications weren't causing problems running with VBOX.
On either host, do you see a green turtle icon in the lower right of the guest window? If so, then a hyper-v component is the cause of the problem. In my experience, once any windows feature related to hyper-v has been turned on, turning that feature back off may not be sufficient. I've had to do
Code:
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
followed by a reboot.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/10/11, Fedora 38
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo W530
    CPU
    i7-3720QM @ 2.60Ghz
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
Another odd thing that happens from time to time - a repeated short sound (at least 2 different pitches) at about 3x per second - ding ding ding ding... like musical hammering..
VirtualBox 6.1.24 was released yesterday (20 July, 2021) and has fixed the "ding, ding, ding" problem for me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/10/11, Fedora 38
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo W530
    CPU
    i7-3720QM @ 2.60Ghz
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
Win11 runs just fine in a VM for me, never had any issues whatsoever. Except rounded corners do not work, even with guest additions and 3D Support enabled.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 7
It does work on Manjaro Gnome 40 w/ kernel 5.14.0-1-MANJARO (rc2). Had to search for the host-modules using pamac. One quirk that should be noted - if you are using an ISO downloaded from UUPDUMP (as I do) you must change the extension .ISO to .iso or Virtualbox won't recognize it. One of these days I will mention this on one of their forums but I really don't care for Virtualbox.VirtualBox_Windows 11_21_07_2021_16_03_20.png
 

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  • OS
    Fedora 39 Silverblue and Rhino Linux . Kernels 6.6x and 6.7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processo
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Hard Drives
    4 2 in Linuz raid0
    Keyboard
    Eluktronics
    Mouse
    Eluktronics
    Browser
    Firefox and Chromium
    Other Info
    Gnome 45
Shipinomore here. I just installed windows 11 on virtual box. some minor problem. at first it said that the pc could not run 11. I installed windows 11 updating my running windows 10 and no problems. cpu was the only issue noted on the test why not windows 11.
after several more tries and not making any changes I got into doing a clean install. all went ok but could not get signed into microsoft account
another couple of tries registering and all was ok. then installed the tools and got full screen.
the whole install questions and screens was not what I was use to.
I installed into virtual box from the ISO file created with uu dump.
not running the very latest virtual box but the one earlier. forgot to check the box enable 3d but seems ok as is.
I am satisfied with it so far.
Shipinomore
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP AIO 22 R3
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 3250U with Radeon Graphics 2.60 Ghz
    Memory
    8.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
    Sound Card
    RealTech
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23-Q2`14 All-in-One
    Screen Resolution
    1920/1080
    Hard Drives
    Each of my systems have a WD 1 terabyte drive for backups software apps/ etc.
    Keyboard
    logitech wireless
    Mouse
    wireless logitech
    Internet Speed
    100 megbytes Spectrum
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    WebRoot from my Bank Windows Defender
    Other Info
    64-Bit OS, x64-based processor.
Hi there
Works perfectly on KVM/QEMU - I really don't like Virtual Box but that's choice. I don't get the rounded corner effect on W11 but I assume that others running W11 on various VM software systems also have similar problems.

Screenshot_20210731_132313.png
cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
W11 Pro works well on Hyper-V. I would never use a type 2 hypervisor if a windows OS better than Home in VM.

You can run Hyper-V on Home host

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

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