Win2K Desktop Resizing Despite "Allow Any Screen Resolution"?

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    MS Questions Guest

    I have a Win2K VM.

    It's set to "Allow Any Screen Resolution" in the VPC prefs.

    Once it's booted, I switch to full screen mode (right-Alt+Enter), and then
    set it to 1024x768/32bit color in the Win2K desktop properties.

    Everything's nice, but then I switch to un-fullscreen mode
    (right-Alt+Enter), the Win2K VPC window shrinks, and the Win2K desktop
    switches to 640x480 and 256 colors.

    This doesn't happen with other OS's (98, XP) -- in the same circumstances
    when I switch to un-fullscreen mode, the VPC window stays 1024x768 (it's now
    offset and partially off screen, so I can see the hardware OS desktop), and
    retains the color depth.

    Is this something I'm doing wrong, a Win2K quirk in VPC, or an Unexplaned
    MS Questions, Oct 22, 2006
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    Ian Guest

    I have the same problem with Win2k SP4 if the VM Additions are installed. If
    they aren't installed it works OK.
    Ian, Oct 23, 2006
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    MS Questions Guest

    Yup. I uninstalled VM Additions and the issue stopped.

    What's the incredibly painless 1 minute method for reporting bugs to the VPC
    development team?
    MS Questions, Oct 25, 2006
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    Robert Comer Guest

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    MS Questions Guest

    Page Not Found.

    My free donation of 1 minute of time to multibillion company is over : )
    MS Questions, Nov 1, 2006
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    Robert Comer Guest

    Connect was down for awhile this week, maybe you caught it at that time...
    Robert Comer, Nov 1, 2006
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