Hi. I’m running the latest LocalByFlywheel version on a laptop with Windows 10 Home. Windows 10 Home did a auto update and now LocalByFlywheel just hangs at ‘Starting Local Machine’. Installed the latest Virtual Box but to no avail. Did some research and found that Windows Hyper V need to be running for Virtual Box to work. Unfortunately Hyper V is not available Windows 10 Home but before the update LocalByFlywheel/Virtual Box worked. Tried uninstalled the new version of VirtualBox and installing the previous version(5.0) but that didn’t work. Now I don’t know what to do. I’ve got a few clients waiting on projects. Desperate for help!
Hey @sepia -
That doesn’t sound too good. Can you please provide your
local-by-flywheel.log file? See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:
There might be more information in there to help point us in the right direction!
Hi, Ben. I manage to solve my problem by researching some of the errors in GoogleLand. In VirtualBox, I went to ‘Settings’, selected ‘System’ in the list, chose the ‘Processor’ tab, and in ‘Extended Features’, checked ‘Enable PAE/NX’ and ‘Enable Nested VT-x/AMD-V’. The last selection was important because my laptop has a AMD processor.
I’m glad you got it working!
You might also be interested in the latest version of Local (
v5) which doesn’t rely on VirtualBox, and therefore doesn’t run into this kind of an error:
If I upgrade to version 5, will I lose all of my settings, websites, etc?
Local Lightning is a separate application from Local by Flywheel so you will need to migrate your sites from Local by Flywheel.
Note: Local by Flywheel automatically exports the SQL file when the site is stopped/exported so you might be able to import the site from its folder. See https://getflywheel.com/wordpress-support/how-to-import-a-wordpress-site-into-local/ for more details.
In other words, if I update Local By Flywheel, it would be in my best interest to backup my sites before updating. Also, what is "Local Lightning?