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windows 7 runs almost as fast in virtualbox (ubuntu 9.10 x64 host) as it does when you boot the actual windows 7. Aero effects can be enabled if you have a graphics card with more than 128MB memory. Most games that will run in windows 7 will work just fine in a windows 7 guest system in Vbox if you have a high end video card. Virtualbox is free and so is ubuntu. So why can't we even get 32 bit color in xp mode, let alone 3D hardware acceleration?
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|09 Feb 2012||#14|
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Running PTC ProDesktop in VM
not sure what you mean by "Vista mode"
I'm running a full Windows 7 X-64 pro Virtual machine and have installed some proper Windows 7 Aero themes from the MS download site -- all work perfectly.
Increasing the Virtual Video Ram does also tend to speed up the graphics in general on Virtual machines running under vmware -- there's a very slight price to pay on the HOST system but as I've got a QUAD processor this is easily absorbed.
I've also increased the graphics memory size on W2K3 server VM's - these also seem to draw the graphics much snappier.
To check AERO on Windows 7 virtual machine is working just have 2 open windows and press the start + tab key (or the Windows + tab key) - the windows should rotate in "3D" mode as per the Host system.
Note that the eventual screen output will depend on you REAL graphics adapter on the host - but you can eliminate some of the bottleneck on the Virtual SVGA adapter.
I have read a number of your posts, some going back quite a ways on running XP Mode etc. From what I am able to gather, the Windows offering is not impressive, which I have experienced myself. I would really appreciate your assistance with the following as you appear to have all the knowledge which I need.
I am trying to instal PTC's Prodesktop 2000i, which is a parametric 3D modelling program which is a memory hog, much like Photoshop etc. I did install it and attempted to use it in XP mode but it is horrendously slow and it would be impossible to work under those circumstances. I increased the memory to XP mode to the maximum I understand it can run with 3.2Gig. This made zero difference.
I then acted on your advice and started to download the massive VMware Server file. However while downloading I started reading through the requirements etc. I am not sure I will be able to run it as I do not see my processor as listed compliant. Could you confirm this for me please? I believe you can see my system specs on the bottom of this post.
Second, assuming I can install and run VM Server, do you believe the software I have mentioned should run a little better than in XP Mode? Of course I do not expect you to guarantee this but I do not wish to go to all the trouble of downloading the *.exe using my SLOW internet connection only to find that it was of little use.
Also, I have a license for XP Professional which I had on an old laptop. Should I use this instead of the version of XP which you get for XP Mode?
I am not a whizz with computers so please keep your response in as plain English as possible .
I look forward to your reply, with thanks.
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