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Hyper V - connecting to the internet

  1. #11


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    Win8 Pro x64 with MC


    As I understand it, MS did it for speed/responsiveness of the VM. But I don't get that either considering the power of modern processors.

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  2. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ndcloud View Post
    As I understand it, MS did it for speed/responsiveness of the VM. But I don't get that either considering the power of modern processors.

    I'd be impressed too if it's just for speed.

    For example for VirtualBox and VMware it's the other way around: 32bit is optimized for more speed, it means they modified the code so that you get accelerations on 32bit color (notice flawless mouse movements and better fps).

    MS removed 16bit color from Win8 hosts, so they do promote better quality. But this means that a Win8 VM in Hyper-V on another 8 (host) will be in 16bit color with the integration services. Or there are exceptions to the resolutions rule.

    So far I only tested XP VM in Hyper-V so I can't tell if we get 16 bit color in any other guest with integration services.

    Thanks for the info.
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  3. #13


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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Quote Originally Posted by ndcloud View Post
    As I understand it, MS did it for speed/responsiveness of the VM. But I don't get that either considering the power of modern processors.

    Hyper-V on Windows 8 is mainly for testing and deployment. It allows QA teams and devs to test patches and software or to allow admins to stage servers before migrating them to production. Microsoft wasn't necessarily aiming for the same market that VMware Workstation targets.
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  4. #14


    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    MS removed 16bit color from Win8 hosts, so they do promote better quality. But this means that a Win8 VM in Hyper-V on another 8 (host) will be in 16bit color with the integration services. Or there are exceptions to the resolutions rule.
    Windows 8.x and Server 2012/R2 use 32bit color by default. Windows 7 with ICs uses 16bit color by default, but with a RemoteFX video card in the VM, 32bit options are enabled. XP VMs would still use 16bit color, even with the IC's installed.
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  5. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    MS removed 16bit color from Win8 hosts, so they do promote better quality. But this means that a Win8 VM in Hyper-V on another 8 (host) will be in 16bit color with the integration services. Or there are exceptions to the resolutions rule.
    Windows 8.x and Server 2012/R2 use 32bit color by default. Windows 7 with ICs uses 16bit color by default, but with a RemoteFX video card in the VM, 32bit options are enabled. XP VMs would still use 16bit color, even with the IC's installed.
    Thanks for the clear answer.
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