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Old 07-23-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Is the extension pak the same as guest additions?


Hello

I've download and installed the extension pack for virtualbox 4.2.16. I noticed there is a guest additions from the device menu. Do I need this or is the extension pack good enough

thanks

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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As I understand it - extension pack is what you install on VirtualBox on the host side. Guest addition is installed on the guest side.

So, in effect, you need both for full functionality.
 
Old 07-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Thank you nonamedotc for explaining the difference between the two
 
  


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