Black screen problems using VPC 2007 SP1 on Win7

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Jason Coon, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Jason Coon

    Jason Coon Guest

    I'm using MS Virtual PC 2007 SP1 on the public beta of Windows 7. When
    running a virtual machine, the screen constantly goes black, then redraws
    slowly, if at all. If I move the virtual machine window, the screen will
    redraw, but still continue to go black.

    I'm running a Dell Studio XPS 435MT, Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8CPUs)
    with 6GB RAM, running Windows 7 public beta 64-bit, ATI Radeon HD 3450, dual
    19" monitors.
    Jason Coon, Apr 8, 2009
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  2. Jason Coon

    Jason Coon Guest

    Sorry, please disregard. I just updated my display driver and the problem
    seems to have been resolved. Thanks anyway!
    Jason Coon, Apr 8, 2009
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    Larry Guest

    Hey Jason, Do you mind telling me how to update the display driver cuz I'm
    having the same problem. As is this update done on the virtual OS or the
    host (a.k.a., my laptop)?
    Larry, Apr 22, 2009
  4. Jason Coon

    Jason Coon Guest

    I updated the display driver on my host machine. I have an ATI card, so I
    just went to their site and downloaded the latest driver. They actually had
    one specifically for Windows 7 64-bit.
    Jason Coon, Apr 22, 2009
  5. Jason Coon

    Larry Guest

    My host tells me the display driver is the latest. I may post this issue to
    a new post and see what feedback I get. Gotta run now though. Cheers.
    Larry, Apr 22, 2009
  6. Jason Coon

    Wesley Guest

    Jason, What OS did you install in the VPC. Will Win98 guest run on the Win7
    host? Do the Win98 apps slow down?
    Wesley, May 1, 2009
  7. Jason Coon

    Bill Grant Guest

    Also, what version of Win 7 are you running? This problem came up in build
    7000 but should be fixes in the RC (7100).
    Bill Grant, May 1, 2009
  8. Jason Coon

    Larry Guest

    Thanks Bill. Yes, I'm running build 7000. Looking forward to getting the
    Release Candidate soon. Glad to hear it resolves the situation.
    Larry, May 1, 2009
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