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  1. #11


    Bahrain
    Posts : 154
    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    i get the resolution of 1600x 1200 in ma win 8 cp in vb. it works fine in Window Mode.. But when i get to Full screen Mode, it only show a part of my desktop. Can you help me with this please. if this works, then the main problem will also be solved.

    Thank You
    Shon John Xander

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  2. #12


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    In full screen mode you should set it to the physical screen resolution of your PC.
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  3. #13


    Bahrain
    Posts : 154
    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    Can You Give Me the instruction how to do that please?

    Thank You
    Shon John Xander
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  4. #14


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Have a look in your PC screen resolution in control panel->Appearance and Personalization->Adjust Screen Resolution. The value shown I think will be the one to use.

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  5. #15


    Bahrain
    Posts : 154
    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    Can you tell me where to use that value? my pc's current resolution is 1152x864 and the vm's resolution is 1600x1200. i would like to use 1600x1200 resolution in my vm and can i run it in fullscreen mode like lower resolutions?

    Thank You
    Shon John Xander
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  6. #16


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    That is in the ExtraData section of the .vbox file I posted about earlier. VM Machine Trouble
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  7. #17


    Bahrain
    Posts : 154
    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    Here are the screen shots..
    My Host PC's Resolution..
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    Notepaad ++ Screenshot of the .vbox file
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    That's the details.. so how can i do the rest? Wtz the next step?
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  8. #18


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    The next step is to start the W8 VM. Then go into the control Panel Screen resolutions in W8 and select that resolution.
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  9. #19


    Bahrain
    Posts : 154
    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    And i have not installed Guest Additions. Will it matter? Coz, when i install that, the trouble begin to Flicker.
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  10. #20


    Bahrain
    Posts : 154
    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    Fine.. That worked!! the resolution is running good on vm at 1600x1200. But only in Scale Mode. When i Switch to Full-Screen Mode, It Displays only a part of the Desktop in the Mode.
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