Download Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack- Direct Links
Here you are going to use the link to download the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. Once downloaded then you can perform the installation, and if you didn’t like it then you can also uninstall it.
By installing the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack, you are going to enable tons of new and advanced features on your VirtualBox. Features like USB 2.0, USB 3.0, VirtualBox RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), Host Webcam, Intel PXE Boot ROM, Disk Image Encryption with AES algorithm, and Cloud integration.
You are going to get the Extension pack through VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). I would recommend you have a look at the PUEL before performing the installation.
Download Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
Users who are using VM with an earlier version of the extension pack will mostly experience the USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 error. You can also use the extension file for updating your current extension pack to the latest version. Two links are provided, where one is for Windows OS and another one is for macOS. Use one of the links according to your system.
How to install the Oracle VM VirtualBox extension pack?
For installing the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack, you are going to run your VirtualBox. Inside the VirtualBox, you are going to click on Preferences.
A window will open (VirtualBox –Preferences), here you are going to select Extensions and then click on the plus icon on the right side of the window.
Now a pop-up will appear. Here you will select the downloaded file of the VirtualBox extension pack.
You are going to Review the description and click on Install. Agree with License Terms and Conditions and start the installation. Once the installation got completed, restart your VM and enjoy the newly enabled features.
Install Oracle VM Extension Pack via CLI (Command Line interface)
You can also perform the installation with CMD. Begin the operation by running CMD as administrator on your Windows.
Now you are going to navigate through your files and find the extension pack file that you have downloaded. Type the command below:
VBoxManage extpack install <path to file/file name.file extension>
Note down that your command on CMD should look something like the command below:
VBoxManage extpack install C:\users\Itechscreen\Downloads\Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.16.vbox-extpack
Once selected, you will be asked for the License agreement, type Y, and press Enter. Installing will begin on your system and when the installation got completed, you will find Successfully Installed on your screen.
Install Extension pack via Terminal
We have used CMD on Windows but we are going to use Terminal on macOS. For this operation, we are going to use the VBoxManage tool with Sudo privileges. Run Terminal and paste the command below:
sudo VBoxManage extpack install <path to file/file name.file extension>
Again, you are going to change the “<path to file/file name.file extension>” to the exact path for the downloaded file of the extension pack. Once selected then you will type Y and press Enter.
The installation will begin and once got completed then you will see the Successfully Installed on your screen.
How to remove the Oracle VM VirtualBox extension pack?
Uninstall is as simple as the installation of an extension pack on VirtualBox. Begin the process by running VirtualBox on your system. Then you are going to click on File > Preferences. In the new window, you are going to select Extension and then select the package that you want to uninstall.
Select the package and click on the cross icon which is right below the plus icon on the right side of your screen. A pop will appear, click on Remove. This is the easiest and best way to uninstall any package from VirtualBox. You can’t uninstall it straight using any third-party tool or from system Settings.
The only accessible way is to use VirtualBox for uninstalling.
How to download the VM VirtualBox extension pack?
There are two ways to download the extension pack for your VirtualBox. You can either use the official site of Oracle or download the extension pack. Or you can download it directly from itechscreen. You can download for macOS and Windows OS from itechscreen whereas there is also the option to download for Linux difference distribution too.
What is the Oracle VM VirtualBox extension pack?
The extension pack is a package file that is distributed under VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). This package will enable tons of advanced features on VirtualBox. From enabling the option to use USB 2.0, 3.0, VirtualBox RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), Host webcam, Intel PXE boot ROM, DISK Image encryption with AES algorithm, and Cloud integration.
- Here the USB 2.0 and 3.0 are different types of USB.
- VirtualBox RDP is like Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol that enables the option for remote control.
- PXE (Pre-Boot Execution Environment) allows you to boot diskless machines from a server that can provide an operating image.
- Allows you to encrypt your created VM on VirtualBox.