Booting Windows10 partition in virtual box in linux, Machine UUID doesn't match its UUID in the registry file


I use linux (Pop-OS) and wanted to boot my Windows10 partition inside of virtualbox. I followed a tutorial (, specifically the higher security option) on this but, after configuring everything, have encountered this error:

Machine UUID {6137908e-95c0-40c2-a6c5-a2cba06952e5} in '/home/.../virtualbox-vms/Windows10 Local Partition/Windows10 Local Partition.vbox' doesn't match its UUID {ccb10525-1c74-4aa7-b6f7-0c31fe3006a0} in the registry file '/root/.config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml'.

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {5047460a-265d-4538-b23e-ddba5fb84976}

I've noticed online that people have been having this problem if they copy/delete/replace virtual box files, but I haven't done that at all. I'm somewhat at a loss right now so any guidance is greatly appreciated.

asked on Super User Aug 19, 2019 by Peyton Hanel

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