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Today I find myself unable to update the vbox additions on a Windows 2008,

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I was running it with Administrator account, but it still complains about it.

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closed as off-topic by kasperd, Ward, MadHatter, womble Dec 8 '15 at 10:07

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You can try to install additions from safe mode, it could help you.

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We generally like to see answers supported by experience or references as well as instructions or rationale for the original poster (OP) to use. Please expand upon your answer as to why this would help them, preferably backed by some community postings. – Brent Pabst Nov 14 '12 at 13:48
    
Just an experience, I made that step when have the same issue and it helped me. – alterpub Nov 15 '12 at 9:26

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