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Windows 7: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

28 Jan 2016   #150
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You need to install VMWARE TOOLS.


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28 Jan 2016   #151
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
You need to install VMWARE TOOLS.
Ok mate I just need the time right now as I have a backlog of stuff to catch up on.
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28 Jan 2016   #152
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Yes the Toshiba install res is the 1366x768 full screen it is just the VM ware set up that seems not to want to go full screen but I shall have a fiddle with it when I can.
I never am able to go full screen here but when not maximizing things you can click on the border to expand a window including the Workstation Player out quite a bit. If you look back at Post #140 you will notice I would have that out further but have the side bar gadget in use on Windows 10 while the UltraMON smart taskbar is in use on the 7 side of the dual boot. The one difference however is the snipping there is showing LMDE on Hyper-V not VM ware in the screen there while I click and stretch the Workstation Player windows most of the way on 7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
You need to install VMWARE TOOLS.
That has nothing to do with the VM ware Workstation 12 Player's window as far as size. You can't go entirely full screen like you can with a Youtube video for example. The tools are for adjusting things on the VM itself as far as the other settings while adjusting the screen resolution will change the size of the default window that opens up.

A VM will always have the borders like the status bar seen on the bottom of any IE window. Booting from live media however is always completely full screen since that is the only display signal coming into the video card since nothing in Windows is running. You have to remember there are device drivers like graphics and sound drivers being loaded on a VM since that simply shares resources with the host OS! Plus you have a virtual environment running on Windows with certain limitations imposed by default. The VM simply has to run in a windowed environment while the manual click and drag seems to be the best method to see the VM window as large as it will get.
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28 Jan 2016   #153
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

My VM runs full screen without any borders at all at 1920x1080 on a 24" monitor...no dragging required.

This is achieved by installing VMWareTools to enable the selection of the additional resolutions not normally available with a vanilla install on Linux Mint 17.x.

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http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...externalId=340

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28 Jan 2016   #154
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

And what did I say back in Post #140?

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Well the thing about the VM ware tools option is seen mainly when first getting any VM set up and that option will appear with a button along with message asking it you want to install right away and simply click the install tools button. There's not any manual text option at least on the Windows flavor of VM ware simply the option on the VM window at the bottom right side.
And if you look at the next screen posted in Post #141 the Install tools button is in plain sight on the bottom border of the screen ICTI2LOL posted right afterwards. And you are still in a windowed mode there as well.
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28 Jan 2016   #155
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok have got it now well it was just and experiment really I suppose if I want Mint or Ubuntu on the machine I shall just use the bootable stick as the old eyes are not that good right now and squinting at that small screen is hard work. But thanks for helping me out.
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28 Jan 2016   #156
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
And what did I say back in Post #140?

Quote:
Well the thing about the VM ware tools option is seen mainly when first getting any VM set up and that option will appear with a button along with message asking it you want to install right away and simply click the install tools button. There's not any manual text option at least on the Windows flavor of VM ware simply the option on the VM window at the bottom right side.
And if you look at the next screen posted in Post #141 the Install tools button is in plain sight on the bottom border of the screen ICTI2LOL posted right afterwards. And you are still in a windowed mode there as well.
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28 Jan 2016   #157
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
And what did I say back in Post #140?

Quote:
Well the thing about the VM ware tools option is seen mainly when first getting any VM set up and that option will appear with a button along with message asking it you want to install right away and simply click the install tools button. There's not any manual text option at least on the Windows flavor of VM ware simply the option on the VM window at the bottom right side.
And if you look at the next screen posted in Post #141 the Install tools button is in plain sight on the bottom border of the screen ICTI2LOL posted right afterwards. And you are still in a windowed mode there as well.
Oh well mate I said I am still not really that good at this stuff just yet and I have had to deal with other things I will not bore you with plus work all which gives me only shorts bursts of time on this machine.
I will try again and let you both how I go.

Sorry if I have been a pain and I do appreciate the help truly.
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28 Jan 2016   #158
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For the screensize that should not be too difficult. Go into Control Center and make the settings there - under Monitors.


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28 Jan 2016   #159
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks again Wolfgang
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