WSL2 caused Virtualbox to stop working
my main rig is a Windows 10 Pro install.
I have been running Virtualbox on it for quite some months (couple of ubuntu/zorinos vms) and today I decided to enable WSL2 for more convenient dev stuff.
That wasn't such a good idea . After installing WSL2 I first was really happy about how smoothly it implemented with Windows and tried some things. I then noticed that my Virtualbox wouldn't boot again and after googling encountered the GitHub Issue I linked above. It seems like installing WSL2 has triggered something that stopped my Virtualbox VMs from working. I then proceeded to uninstall WSL2 ( wsl --unregister Ubuntu, uninstalled Ubuntu from Apps, uninstalled WSL Service Updater and disabled WSL from Windows "features"), however Virtualbox still wouldn't work. Uninstalled Virtualbox and re-installed lates Virtualbox Version. Now VMs at least "boot" to start OS installation but just seem to freeze midway when trying to install Ubuntu/Zorin VM pretty much making Virtualbox unusable for me. I am not trying to recover any data but I'd really like to be able to use Virtualbox again. Am I missing anything? Do I need to (re-)enable Hyper-V or any other Windows features essential for Virtualbox in order to make it work again after uninstalling WSL?
Worst case would be to freshly install Windows (doesn't hurt to flush it ever so often), however I'd like to avoid that. Also got an Aomei System backup of the system drive, however it's from february which is kind of a setback (although, worst case it's not that much of a problem).
Appreciate any ideas