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  1. #151


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    You're lucky, my D/L took just over six hours.

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  2. #152


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I installed RP in vBox where I ran CP all along - but on my system in FL where it was very fast. Here it runs like molasses. Is practically unuseable. This system is a Q6600 with a Vertex2 SSD. Gave vBox 2GB of RAM and 20GB of disk space.

    Then I made a seperate partition trying to install it there. Burnt the .iso to DVD and ran the installation .exe. It never gave me a chance to select the partition to where I wanted to install. It just destroyed my Win7 partition. So I had to set back to yesterday's image.

    What a shambles. I think I stick with my Ubuntu in vBox which runs perfectly well. And I do have vBox 4.1.16 and the corresponding extensions. Guest additions were also enabled.
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  3. #153


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


    I found much the same. The problem was the experimental WDDM 3D as usual so I uninstalled that driver and used the SetExtraData trick to get a proper resolution in Full Screen mode and it runs just fine.
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  4. #154


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I installed RP in vBox where I ran CP all along - but on my system in FL where it was very fast. Here it runs like molasses. Is practically unuseable. This system is a Q6600 with a Vertex2 SSD. Gave vBox 2GB of RAM and 20GB of disk space.

    Then I made a seperate partition trying to install it there. Burnt the .iso to DVD and ran the installation .exe. It never gave me a chance to select the partition to where I wanted to install. It just destroyed my Win7 partition. So I had to set back to yesterday's image.

    What a shambles. I think I stick with my Ubuntu in vBox which runs perfectly well. And I do have vBox 4.1.16 and the corresponding extensions. Guest additions were also enabled.
    Did you run setup.exe in the Sources directory or the one in root?

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    Jim
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  5. #155


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I installed RP in vBox where I ran CP all along - but on my system in FL where it was very fast. Here it runs like molasses. Is practically unuseable. This system is a Q6600 with a Vertex2 SSD. Gave vBox 2GB of RAM and 20GB of disk space.

    Then I made a seperate partition trying to install it there. Burnt the .iso to DVD and ran the installation .exe. It never gave me a chance to select the partition to where I wanted to install. It just destroyed my Win7 partition. So I had to set back to yesterday's image.

    What a shambles. I think I stick with my Ubuntu in vBox which runs perfectly well. And I do have vBox 4.1.16 and the corresponding extensions. Guest additions were also enabled.
    Did you run setup.exe in the Sources directory or the one in root?

    Click image for larger version

    Jim
    Thanks Jim for pointing that out. That must have been it. I'll try that later. Right now I am trying again in vBox with the hint that Keith posted. We'll see. I prefer the vBox setup because it is so handy.
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  6. #156


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    I found much the same. The problem was the experimental WDDM 3D as usual so I uninstalled that driver and used the SetExtraData trick to get a proper resolution in Full Screen mode and it runs just fine.
    Thanks Keith. Can you explain this in a bit more detail. You lost me.
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  7. #157


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


    Yes Wolfgang.

    1. Install Guest Additions.
    2. Go into device manager and uninstall the WDDM driver. You will need to power off the machine as you now have no video.

    3. Edit the .vbox file using a text editor (it's an xml file). I used Notepad++
    4. Locate the <ExtraData> section and add a line like the top line below.

    <ExtraData>
    <ExtraDataItem name="CustomVideoMode1" value="1366x768x32"/>

    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Fullscreen" value="on"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastCloseAction" value="powerOff"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastGuestSizeHint" value="1024,768"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastNormalWindowPosition" value="8,27,1024,687"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastScaleWindowPosition" value="122,108,1128,608"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/MiniToolBarAlignment" value="top"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/SaveMountedAtRuntime" value="yes"/>
    <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/ShowMiniToolBar" value="yes"/>
    </ExtraData>
    The fields are width,height and color depth. You can have more than one, just replace the 1 with 2 etc.

    5 Fire up the VM and you will find the resolutions added available for you to select.

    That of course is not the official way of doing it. You could do it with VboxManage cammand line but this is easier.
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  8. #158


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Keith. I'll take it from there.

    I had already done steps 1 and 2 but then I got stuck. Will be easy now.
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  9. #159


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I installed RP in vBox where I ran CP all along - but on my system in FL where it was very fast. Here it runs like molasses. Is practically unuseable. This system is a Q6600 with a Vertex2 SSD. Gave vBox 2GB of RAM and 20GB of disk space.

    Then I made a seperate partition trying to install it there. Burnt the .iso to DVD and ran the installation .exe. It never gave me a chance to select the partition to where I wanted to install. It just destroyed my Win7 partition. So I had to set back to yesterday's image.

    What a shambles. I think I stick with my Ubuntu in vBox which runs perfectly well. And I do have vBox 4.1.16 and the corresponding extensions. Guest additions were also enabled.
    Did you run setup.exe in the Sources directory or the one in root?

    Click image for larger version

    Jim
    Thanks Jim for pointing that out. That must have been it. I'll try that later. Right now I am trying again in vBox with the hint that Keith posted. We'll see. I prefer the vBox setup because it is so handy.
    When you open the "Sources" folder, you will find a half a dozen .exes. But only the one marked in the picture is the reight one.

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  10. #160


    Posts : 738
    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    There's only 1 version of the RP right? Nothing about having to choose a version to run like some rumors stated
    I downloaded both the 32bit along with the 64bit iso but went with the 64bit from the start. The installation from the dvd burned took as long as Vista to install. First the slow loading upto the Install Now screen and the configuration after the first restart.

    If you download the exe version that will simply replace the existing Windows installation since you are running that while booted in the present Windows install you have on. No thanks! I unplugged the 7 host drive for a stand alone on the second drive here.

    With the VM Player the 4.01 was problematic for the CP as far as connecting online fixed in the 4.02 February release. Now it seems you will need a 4.03 to install the RP on VM. The RP installer kept failing to initialize despite attempts by selecting iso as well as with the dvd.
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