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Windows 7: Different Display Settings: WMWare & VirtualBox

23 May 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

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...Which version of VBox are you using? Start the VM with the standard settings, then stretch the window until it's the size you want. Now click on the View menu, and select 'Autoresize Guest Display'. See what happens.


Hello Noel,

I'm using the latest version v.4.1.16.

Can't use the '”Autoresize Guest Display” as I am not being able to install the “Guest additions” to VBox.

I receive an error message, the one I have shown above on this same thread.

Thanks and regards,

Flores

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23 May 2012   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

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You need to edit the .VBOX file in a text editor and locate the <ExtraData> section

<ExtraDataItem name="CustomVideoMode1" value="1366x768x32"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Fullscreen" value="on"/>
......
Hello kado,

Which .VBox file to edit, and where it is located?
I opened several Oracle files with Notepad but found no <ExtraData> section.

Regards,
Flores
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23 May 2012   #23

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

What SP level is your XP install?
If you accept the warning and say 'Continue Anyway' it should install (I just installed them fne here on SP3)
(I got 3 sets of warnings - accept them all)
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23 May 2012   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

[QUOTE] What SP level is your XP install? ....If you accept the warning and say 'Continue Anyway' it should install ...... I got 3 sets of warnings - accept them all./QUOTE]


Hi Noel,

It worked on my XP SP2 after accepting 3 sets of warnings !!!!

Now I have VBox opening in full screen and no side and bottom slide bars

Thanks a lot for your help.

Flores
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24 May 2012   #25

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That's good news.

Thanks everyone for stepping in.
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24 May 2012   #26

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Glad to hear things are now functioning properly!
Happy to be of assistance.
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24 May 2012   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
That's good news. Thanks everyone for stepping in.

Hi Kado,



Your help was just great.

It was my fault being afraid of the warning on that error message I got when installing "Guest Additions" to my VBox.
If I had proceeded....

Thanks for the help,
Flores
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24 May 2012   #28

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks amflores.

Just remember with VBox you can take a snapshot before you do anything that could cause problems so that you can easily backout the changes. Just press the Snapshots link in the top right corner and press the camera icon. I should have mentioned that earlier. BTW that is a facility that VMPlayer does not have.
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