Graphic resolution for Windows XP

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Graphic resolution for Windows XP

Postby hpoincare » 2. Aug 2007, 10:53

Hi,

so far virtualbox seems to run quite well on my iMac. The only porblem that I have is that the only resolutions available with Windows XP (as virtual machine) are 800x600 and 1024x768 points even though I have set the graphics memory to 128MB in the configurations for this virtual machine.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Many thanks.
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Addons

Postby Aliby » 2. Aug 2007, 11:36

You need to install the Guest Addon as it updates the generic graphics driver. This enables a vast veriety of resolutions (and also integrates mouse sharing , clipboard sharing etc)
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Postby sandervl » 2. Aug 2007, 13:31

The previous poster is right.

Also, don't set your VRAM size to 128 MB. You are just wasting memory. 8 MB is usually enough. The VRAM just needs to be large enough for the resolution & colour depth you wish to use.
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Postby hpoincare » 2. Aug 2007, 16:22

Thanks, now it works perfectly! Better even than the trial version of parallels that I tried a while ago.
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Re: Graphic resolution for Windows XP

Postby Mayur » 3. Sep 2012, 12:11

Can any one tell me what addon it is and where can i downlaod it ?? Link me to that downlaod plz..

my guest is winxp and host in Win7
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Re: Graphic resolution for Windows XP

Postby mpack » 3. Sep 2012, 15:30

See the Guest Additions chapter of the user manual. Anyway this thread is ancient - locking it.
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