Fix – Uninstall Virtualbox Message While Updating Windows 10 20H2

    Some users reporting that they’re seeing an error message to uninstall VirtualBox while updating their Windows 10 PC. Usually, this Windows update problem when they’re trying to install the latest Windows 10 20H2 release. The full error message reads:

    VirtualBox: Uninstall this app now because it isn't compatible with Windows 10.

    VirtualBox: Uninstall this app now because it isn’t compatible with Windows 10

    What weird about this error message is that, even if users don’t have Virtualbox installed on their PC, they’re see the message, which prevents them from updating their system. So, what can be the cause of it, and how to fix it?

    Fix – Uninstall VirtualBox Message While Updating Windows 10 20H2

    If you don’t have Virtualbox installed but still seeing the message, which is preventing you from updating Windows 10, then it is possible that there might be some app installed on your device that is using Virtualbox in the background. And this might also be the cause of the ‘Uninstall Virtualbox’ message appearing while installing the Windows 10 update.

    FYI, Virtualbox is a virtualization software, and it is used by software for emulation.

    So, what can be done to prevent this error? To fix the error, you will have to uninstall apps in Windows 10 that might be using visualization. It could be Android Studio, Bluestacks, or even more. Here’s how you can do that:

    Launch Settings app by pressing WIN + I keyboard combo.

    Select Apps and then Apps & features.

    On the right side, you will find list of apps installed on your device. You will have to manually search for the app that might use visualization.

    Click on Uninstall button twice.

    Reboot your computer and try to update the system to latest version and this time you will be able to install the update.

    Are you seeing Uninstall Virtualbox error message while updating your PC? What was app causing the issue? Or you used other solution to fix the issue. Let us know in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
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