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VM Machine Trouble

  1. #31


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


    Not my area of expertise I'm afraid. Others may like to comment, but if I attempt to change my laptop resolution I get all sorts of warnings not to.

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  2. #32


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


    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    That is what I've been trying to say Hopachi. He needs to change his W8 resolution to match his native screen resolution. Perhaps I'm not explaining it clearly.
    Yes indeed.. i now understood a point.. have to match the resolutions of both the systems..

    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    I wonder whether his problem is selecting his desired resolution while in scale mode which of course is problematic. I think ideally he should do it in full screen, but that may be difficult given only part of the desktop is visible. Maybe if he does it in Windowed mode with scrollbars it might stick when he goes full screen.
    Sir,My actual problem is, i do not get a full screen view of my virtual machine when i get to a higher resolution than my host os as in this image.. Click image for larger version

    I would like to get the full-screen mode with the whole of the screen in it with the higher resolution.
    I understood that the host os should have the same (or more) resolution than the vm's. that's good So is there a way to get a higher res on my lap?
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  3. #33


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


    Can you suggest some one who can help me with the rest of the work?
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  4. #34


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


    Not sure whether this will work on your setup. Go into full screen. Right click on the desktop. Is there a screen resolution entry? If so select it and see if you can select the desired resolution.
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  5. #35


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post

    I'm using a laptop as my machine for the host. My Current max resolution level is 1152x864. i wish to get to a level of 1600x1200. Is it possible to get that resolution in my host machine?
    The short answer is: NO

    I have a laptop too.
    So we have LCD screens: the resolution that is native to the screen is usually the highest and in top of the list (marked as recommended).

    If that's 1152x864 and all the rest are smaller then i'm afraid you cannot go any higher than that.

    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post

    If Yes, may i know the method?

    There are probably some hacks but definetly they are not recommended to use (I wouldn' t risk forcing the LCD beyond max res)
    It will be bad for your (host) screen to force a higher resolution than native => so VBox Scale Mode is the safe way for 1600x1200 or higher.

    The VM will have to use 1152x864 to use fullscreen on whole screen.

    Regards
    Hopachi
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  6. #36


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post

    I'm using a laptop as my machine for the host. My Current max resolution level is 1152x864. i wish to get to a level of 1600x1200. Is it possible to get that resolution in my host machine?
    The short answer is: NO

    I have a laptop too.
    So we have LCD screens: the resolution that is native to the screen is usually the highest and in top of the list (marked as recommended).

    If that's 1152x864 and all the rest are smaller then i'm afraid you cannot go any higher than that.

    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post

    If Yes, may i know the method?

    There are probably some hacks but definetly they are not recommended to use (I wouldn' t risk forcing the LCD beyond max res)
    It will be bad for your (host) screen to force a higher resolution than native => so VBox Scale Mode is the safe way for 1600x1200 or higher.

    The VM will have to use 1152x864 to use fullscreen on whole screen.

    Regards
    Hopachi
    So Lets leave the topic..
    these are the points.. :
    1. It is impossible to get higher resolution than host in Virtual Machine.
    2. LCD displays cannot go beyond the normal highest resolution..

    Thank You kado897
    and
    Hopachi
    for all the help and support. We close this Topic Today.

    Thank You
    Shon John Xander
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  7. #37


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


    You are welcome djshonrock.
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  8. #38


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Thanks djshonrock. Good luck with your projects.

    Regards
    Hopachi
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  9. #39


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


    Thank You kado897
    and
    Hopachi...
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  10. #40


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


    You are welcome djshonrock.
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