How to Install Virtualbox Extension Pack and Enable USB 3.0

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Virtual Box is one of the best virtual software which you will ever come across. You can do a whole bunch of tasks using this virtual box. In this blog, we will be talking about how to install the virtual box extension pack and enable USB 3.0.

Among other things, this pack will help you use USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports with your virtual machine. This means that you can use devices attached to these ports and open them on the virtual machine created. There are many supported virtual machines including macOS Mojave to Windows 10 and all others in between, Android and Linux.

We will be listing down the step by step process to install virtual box on your system. Let’s get started.

How to Install Virtual Box Extension Pack

1. Install VirtualBox Extension Pack

Step 1: Download the Extension Pack

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How to install the virtual box extension pack

You can only find the genuine VirtualBox Extension Pack on the VirtualBox download web page. Simple access the page and click on the latest version of the VirtualBox Extension Pack. The download process will start.

Link- https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Please follow the above link to download the software from the original website.

Step 2: Start Installation

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How to install the virtual box extension pack

Open the VirtualBox Extension Package file. There will be a pop-up message showing the features of the extension pack. Read through them and if they are what you need to proceed. Press the “install” button.

There is an installation guide that will help you to install the software on your system with no hiccups.

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Note: For all functions of the extension package to be useful to you, ensure that you have the latest version of the VirtualBox virtualization software installed. You will be prompted to update just click on OK and you will have the latest version within a short time. You will be required to reboot the host operating system for the VirtualBox Extension Pack to be effective. Do this before proceeding to enable USB 3.0, Mouse or Keyboard.

2. Enable USB 3.0 to fix Mouse and Keyboard not working problem on macOS

Enabling USB 3.0 is the best task you can do which will help you to increase the transfer rate speed. In addition, it will also fix the mouse and keyboard not working the problem on macOS.

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Now follow the below steps.

1. Open the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager and select the virtual machine for which you would like to enable the USB support or Mouse, Keyboard. At the top of the list of virtual machines, click on “Settings”. Two panes will be shown.

2. On the left pane, click on the button next to USB to select it. On the right panel, click on the USB 3.0 controller.

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