[SOLVED] Windows 7 freezes on macbook pro 16 2019

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Re: Windows 7 freezes on macbook pro 16 2019

Postby Wozap » 1. Nov 2020, 14:28

scottgus1 wrote:Start the guest from full power off, not save-state. Run until you see the problem happen, then shut down the guest from within the guest OS if possible. If not possible, close the Virtualbox window for the guest with the Power Off option set.

Please right-click the guest in the main Virtualbox window's guest list, choose Show Log. Save the far left tab's log, zip the log file, and post the zip file, using the forum's Upload Attachment tab.
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Re: Windows 7 freezes on macbook pro 16 2019

Postby fth0 » 1. Nov 2020, 15:45

My primary suspect is the combination of a Retina display with the use of fullscreen and a scale factor. Please try the following:

1. On the macOS host, configure the VirtualBoxVM process to "Open in low resolution": Open a Finder window, navigate to the Applications folder, right-click on VirtualBox, select "Show Package Contents", navigate to Contents > Resources, right-Click on VirtualBoxVM, select "Get Info", and select "Open in low resolution" in the "Get Info" window.

2. In the VM configuration, set Display > Scale Factor to 100%.

3. Start the VM and try using it in a window (normal mode, not fullscreen mode) first.

How does that work out?
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Re: Windows 7 freezes on macbook pro 16 2019

Postby Wozap » 7. Dec 2020, 00:04

fth0 wrote:My primary suspect is the combination of a Retina display with the use of fullscreen and a scale factor. Please try the following:

1. On the macOS host, configure the VirtualBoxVM process to "Open in low resolution": Open a Finder window, navigate to the Applications folder, right-click on VirtualBox, select "Show Package Contents", navigate to Contents > Resources, right-Click on VirtualBoxVM, select "Get Info", and select "Open in low resolution" in the "Get Info" window.

2. In the VM configuration, set Display > Scale Factor to 100%.

3. Start the VM and try using it in a window (normal mode, not fullscreen mode) first.

How does that work out?


I checked it now works fine on full screen! How can I thank you?
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Re: Windows 7 freezes on macbook pro 16 2019

Postby fth0 » 7. Dec 2020, 01:31

Wozap wrote:I checked it now works fine on full screen! How can I thank you?

Thanks for reporting back, and you're welcome! Just edit your initial post and prepend "[Solved] " to the title.
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