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Windows 7: Better Screen Resolution in XP Mode

07 May 2009   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
Better Screen Resolution in XP Mode

Hi all
one of the limitations with "XP" compatability mode is that the screen colour resolution is limited to 16 bits.

You can switch this to 32 bits by "switching off" the Integration features.

Get the Virtual PC into "Windowed Mode"
then on tools ==>disable integration

Now you can set the screen colour resolution to 32 bits.

Note - whilst the Integration features are "Disabled" the virtual PC behaves as a "Classical VM" like a VM installed under vmeare / vbox etc.

You lose direct access to the "Host Local drives" whilst in this mode unless you also reset the networking parameters.

To re-enable "Integration" again just either re-start the virtual machine or use the toos again in "Windowed mode" - enable integration features.

Working like this you've got the best of both worlds -- an "Integrated" XP mode VM or a stand alone "Classical VM" and you can switch between the two.


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16 Jun 2011   #2

windows 7 64-bit

Thanks for the information and tip.
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01 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This is all fine and dandy but when I turn on XP Mode the only choices I have are the following:
Action USB control/alt/delete
What happened to the Tool menu with the integration mode selection?
What about the 24 bit choice some people are mentioning?
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