Vagrant + Windows 10 Fix

Have you run into something like this and are tearing out your hair trying to get past it?

After more time than I would like to admin, I found the fix. The first step is to download the file found here, created by Jiri Hruska (known to the Internet as Yirkha).

You have to run it as an Administrator, and it will pop up this box:

virtual-box-win10-fix

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then you need to find VirtualBox in Windows Explorer and set VBoxManage.exe  and VBoxHeadless.exe to run in Windows 7 Compatibility Mode. To do this, you right click on the file, go to Properties, then Compatibility, and use the box for setting it.

On my system, those files are located in C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox

Now when you run vagrant up, it should get past the network adapter error because that little tool increases the timeout values for you.

If you want to see the full context of how this fix came to be and read more, take a look at VirtualBox Ticket #14040.

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