Only very low resolution in VM

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by ThomasAJ, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. ThomasAJ

    ThomasAJ Guest

    Have VPC 2007 SP1.

    Restored another PC (XP) into the VM using Acronis, installed VM Additions.

    Started the VM OS, logged on but cannot change display beyond the set
    resolution of 640x480, 4bit.
    ThomasAJ, Oct 8, 2009
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  2. ThomasAJ

    Robert Comer Guest

    XP has to be at SP3 for one thing, and then you might have to
    uninstall the additions and reinstall them.
    Robert Comer, Oct 8, 2009
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  3. ThomasAJ

    ThomasAJ Guest

    Host OS is Vista - Guest is XP SP2.

    Do you mean that guest *MUST* be SP3 (for XP of course).

    Also - how does one uninstall VMA - oh is it thru Vist Programs...?
    ThomasAJ, Oct 8, 2009
  4. I think Bob is thinking of WindowsVPC, not VPC2007.
    Add/Remove Programs. Can you drag the corner of the VM window and
    resize it?
    What is the monitor that is selected? Occasionly, if the monitor is
    set to a specific model or resolution, it won't change to higher
    Steve Jain [MVP], Oct 8, 2009
  5. ThomasAJ

    ThomasAJ Guest


    thanks Steve but I'll stop wasting my time with VPC now.

    I have been around long enought to know when a dud is a dud. This is the 2nd
    time I have looked at VPC in 8 mths and I notice there have been no updates
    since about mar/may 2008 and there are many many problems/clunkies.

    why oh why do MS put out junk like this for free and are obvciously not
    serious about the topic.

    VMWare - it's Mercedes vs model T ford.
    ThomasAJ, Oct 8, 2009
  6. ThomasAJ

    Robert Comer Guest

    Yes, if you install the latest version of the additions. If you
    install older additions you can stay with SP2.
    Yep, through add and remove programs.
    Robert Comer, Oct 8, 2009
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