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Windows 7: Unity Mode in VMPlayer

10 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate
Unity Mode in VMPlayer

I am running the latest version in Windows XP Mode. I have 12 applications installed. The "Enter Unity" tab is always "Greyed" out. What is the purpose of this tab and when should it be used.
Thanks, Sam

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10 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Unity Mode allows you to run those 12 applications as if they were installed directly on your host computer.

You need to start up the XP mode VM and then after it's running, click on VM and choose Enter Unity. From there you will get another start menu, right above your normal one for everything that you can access and use from the XP Mode box.

If you don't see the second Start button...go to your current Orb under Windows 7 and go all of the way to the bottom and it should pop up.
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10 Jun 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate

The problem is that the "Enter Unity" tab is always "greyed out". Clicking on it with the mouse generates no action. I have set the options for Unity mode, color bar, applications, etc, but clicking on the unity tab generates no response.
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate

I received a fix from Bruce McMillan, see link below

The answer is not to have VMPlayer in "Full Screen Mode"
For some reason the Unity Tab is Greyed Out and not operable in this mode.

Thanks, Sam
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