enable directx support in virtualbox addition addon cause windows photo viewer com surrogate has stopped working error in Windows 7 64bit guest

Bug #1542823 reported by Hairong Zhu on 2016-02-07
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virtualbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce: 1 Set up a new Windows 7 64bit VM and install Windows 7.
2. Reboot into Windows 7 safe mode and install Virtualbox guest additions with DirectX support checked.
3. Open a JPG/PNG file in Windows 7. Windows photo viewer fails to launch with COM surrogate has stopped working error.

I don't have this problem if I install guest additions without DirectX support.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: virtualbox 5.0.14-dfsg-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-2.16-generic 4.4.0
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-2-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.19.4-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sun Feb 7 17:54:04 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-01-04 (33 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160103)
SourcePackage: virtualbox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Hairong Zhu (hrzhu) wrote :

Hi, can you please report the issue upstream?

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