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Windows 7: Windows Virtual Machine

22 Feb 2011   #1
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Windows Virtual Machine

When in virtual XP mode, I cannot set the display above 16-bit.
I'm running an ATI Radeon HD 5450 and connected to the monitor via an HDMI cable and have downloaded the driver but to no avail.
Is there any way to solve this?


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22 Feb 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

This may be a silly question but did you install the GFX Driver from within XP mode?
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22 Feb 2011   #3
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for that quick response.
I attempted to but no luck.
Everything is fine in Windows 7.
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22 Feb 2011   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Am I right in thinking that you have a Laptop? The 5xxx series is HD Mobility series and only available for Laptops. What's the make and model of your machine?
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22 Feb 2011   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

You can not use / install any other GFX adapters on Virtual PC virtual machines than included, emulated S3 Trio. When integration features are installed and enabled, a Virtual PC vm like XP Mode can by default only show 16 bit colors. To use 32 bit, you have to disable integration features.

Some tweaking makes 24 bit possible also when integration is enabled: I got XP mode to display 24-bit color with integration!

Kari
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23 Feb 2011   #6
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Am I right in thinking that you have a Laptop? The 5xxx series is HD Mobility series and only available for Laptops. What's the make and model of your machine?
It's a Dell Inspiron 580 desktop.
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23 Feb 2011   #7
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Kari, I'll give it a try and post back.
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23 Feb 2011   #8
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You can not use / install any other GFX adapters on Virtual PC virtual machines than included, emulated S3 Trio. When integration features are installed and enabled, a Virtual PC vm like XP Mode can by default only show 16 bit colors. To use 32 bit, you have to disable integration features.

Some tweaking makes 24 bit possible also when integration is enabled: I got XP mode to display 24-bit color with integration!

Kari
Hi Kari. I couldn't find 'Terminal Services' in Windows Components, but then I read the post regarding the registry tweak and it now displays in glorious 24-bit.

Many thanks for your help.
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23 Feb 2011   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Happy to hear you are satisfied.

Kari
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