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amarumayo 22nd February 2011 16:29

Cannot use USB in guest OS - Virtualbox

I am trying to use devices through the USB ports of my guest OS (Windows 7) running in Oracle VM VirtualBox (Host is Ubuntu 10.10). I have followed the steps I have done in the past, installed guest additions, selected usb device from the VM toolbar. The devices however will not load, I hear the sound that windows makes recognizing that they have been plugged in but I cannot use them. They also show up in Device Manager, but with an error which reads "This device cannot start. (Code 10). I have tried uninstalling them in device manager and reloading them but I also get an error "Device driver software was not successfully installed".

Anybody had this problem or know what I may be able to do to correct it?


falko 23rd February 2011 15:30

Have you tried this?

Not sure if that's working for newer VirtualBox versions though.

amarumayo 24th February 2011 14:59

Yeah, I did try that. Seemed that I needed to install Oracle VM virtualbox extension pack.

That seemed to do the trick

jfam 19th November 2011 01:26

Thank you falko and amarumayo
Thank you, I had this same problem and installing extension pack and then worked. Thank you guys.

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