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  1. #11

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Quote Originally Posted by Preacher View Post
    Quick question. Is there a way of making the screen any bigger? It's only about 10" in the middle of my monitor!

    Are there any settings I can change as its very sluggish, also struggling to install any of the games I want to play!

    Do I need to enable intel vt?

    My CPU is a 2500k so I think that supports hardware virtualisation
    Hi there
    you only need to enable intel VT if you are running 64 bit GUEST OS'es. Other Guests will run just fine without this setting. On newer CPU's this function is automatically enabled and I don't think there are any options in the BIOS to turn it on or off.

    If you enable HYPER -V in W8 then VBOX / VMWARE can't run -- you have to choose EITHER HYPER-V or the other virtualisation options such as VMWARE / VBOX.

    Enc screenshot of a Windows 98 VM. Works fine on W8 x-64 Host.

    The latest version of VMware workstation (and player) seems to have considerably improved the Virtual Graphics systems -- for example DVD playing now works decently and some games too - especially with the power with modern hardware.

    Some extreme modern games won't work properly as these rely on very high power GPU's though - but running older games say from XP / Windows 2000 etc should probably run OK now (or at least most of them).

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  2. #12

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    Yep. Also got Win98 in VMware and it runs nicely.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    If you enable HYPER -V in W8 then VBOX / VMWARE can't run -- you have to choose EITHER HYPER-V or the other virtualisation options such as VMWARE / VBOX.
    Note that the latest VMWare (tested with Player 5) needs virtualization to be ON in the BIOS otherwise it will crash. Might be depending on the CPU you got but on my i5 and i7 laptops this is true: even some 32bit guests failed to run (Win ME, 98) There was something with 'long mode required' in the error.

    After enabling VT in the BIOS all guests were running normally. This wasn't the same in VBox since we have a check-box to disable VT in VBox only and it doesn't matter if it's on or off in the BIOS. It seems VMWare will try to use the VT capabilities when available on CPU and users will be forced to enable it in the BIOS first otherwise weird crashes and error messages might be seen. It's is not difficult to do but some manufacturers like HP set the VT-x (Virtualization) to disabled by default.

    These days most of CPU's have the VT capability and it's always recommended to use that if you have virtual machines, be it in VMware, VirtualBox or Hyper-V their execution performance/speed will be increased this way.

    Last edited by Hopachi; 10 May 2013 at 09:26.
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  3. #13

    @jimbo, yeah I wouldn't mind getting the license upgrade to VMWare Workstation 9.x, but I'm on 8.x right now and it's doing just fine. It's $119 for me to upgrade, which is money I would rather not spend right now. I always keep my eyes open for a sale on the upgrade, if I could get it around the $79 mark I might jump on it.
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