The vast majority of applications are fully compatible with the new Microsoft operating system. However, everything seems to indicate that Oracle VirtualBox has problems to function in Windows 11, so we’ll have to see how sort out this inconvenience.How can we do it? We are going to tell you a little below.
Troubleshoot Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 11
Oracle VirtualBox is a very popular tool for creating a virtual machine for free. It is a fairly effective tool and, we could say, much better than any payment alternative. The only problem is, most of the users trying to run VirtualBox on Windows 11 cannot start a virtual machine.
The application installs without problems, but when you want to load and run a virtual machine, the machine does not start.
Disable Hyper-V in Windows 11
Microsoft has recognized that there is a problem to run VirtualBox on Windows 11. In order to solve it, users must disable Hyper-V in the operating system. For this, we will have to follow the steps that we will detail below:
- We press “Start”, we write “Control Panel” and we open it.
- Next, we are going to have to go to “Programs”.
- Here we must go to “Activate or deactivate Windows functions”.
- Of all the available features, we simply uncheck the “Hyper-V” option.
- To finish, we press “Accept”.
In case “Hyper-V” does not appear literally then we will have to search for “Windows Hypervisor Platform” or “Windows Sandbox” and deactivate it.
Wait for a VirtualBox update
In principle the compatibility problem of VirtualBox is in the hands of Oracle. Which means that the company has to release a new version of the program and that version should address the compatibility issue.
Oracle is currently working to fix this problem. However, there is no date for the implementation of this update.
How to uninstall VirtualBox
Obviously, if we can’t use VirtualBox on Windows 11 and we’ve found a viable alternative, we should uninstall it, after all, it doesn’t even work. Also, we can remove the program from our system and then download it again when the final version appears.
- For this we go to “Control Panel”.
- Next, we choose Programs> Uninstall a program.
- We select “VirtualBox” from the list of apps.
- Now we click on “Uninstall”.
- We follow the instructions to remove the program from our PC.
Basically, it is a compatibility program that surely will not last too long. Both Microsoft and Oracle are working to find the solution as soon as possible. Ultimately, it is simply a matter of waiting.