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How to fix mouse and keyboard errors in VirtualBox

To install virtual machines on the computer, we can use many different software programs, such as VMWare, Hyper-V, or VirtualBox. VirtualBox is a virtual machine creation software that can run cross-platform and install many different operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX. Virtual machines can run in parallel with real computers with different operating systems.

However, many people, after installing a virtual machine using VirtualBox, have a mouse and keyboard error that cannot be used. This error usually occurs when installing macOS or Linux on a virtual machine. So how do you fix keyboard and mouse errors when installing virtual machines with VirtualBox?

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How to fix VirtualBox virtual machine mouse and keyboard errors

Step 1:

First of all, users should click on the link below to install the VirtualBox extension.

  • http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/virtualbox/downloads/index.html

Find the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack and then click on the file to download it to your computer.

Download the extension set

Step 2:

To select preferences, open the VirtualBox virtual machine and then click File, or press Ctrl + G.

Click File

Step 3:

A new interface appears. Click on the Extension tab, and then click the Add button in the right corner of the screen to add a new extension to download to your computer.

Add Extension

Find the folder containing the newly downloaded extension package on your computer and then click Open to add it to VirtualBox.

Install the extension set

Step 4:

Click the Install button to proceed with the installation of this extension.

Click Install button

In the installation terms interface, click I agree to agree to the installation terms, and the utility package will be installed immediately.

Add-on installation terms

Step 5:

Right-click the virtual machine that is having mouse and keyboard problems, select Settings, and then select the USB section in the list on the left of the interface. Look to the right, select USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller, and click OK.

Fix mouse and keyboard errors

Above is how to fix keyboard and mouse errors when installing virtual machines using VirtualBox. We will install the VirtualBox extension package and then select the virtual machine with the above error to fix the error.

Reference:

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We wish you success!

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