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Increase Graphics on Microsoft Virtual Machines

by peely_peel / March 12, 2008 6:07 AM PDT

is it possible to increase the power of the graphics card that Microsoft Virtual PC emulates. It was fine when i was emulating Windows XP, but now i have Vista, and i want the full Aero Experience. My host system is running XP Home and has 2.2Ghz Dual Core x64 Athlon, 4GB RAM (only 3GB recognised by XP), 256MB ASUS Extreme AX850 PRO (RADEON X800/X850) Graphics card.

if it is not possible to do this with Microsoft Virtual PC, are there any others that can?i tried WMware Player but it won't open the configuration file ("An error occurred during conversion")

Thanks for the help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2008 6:10 AM PDT

Currently the emulation extends only so far. Why not a dual boot?

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Not really an option
by peely_peel / March 12, 2008 7:01 AM PDT
In reply to: No.

Since its a shared computer, i don't want to risk losing any data. I've done dual boots before and its been fine, but if something does go wrong, it can't be on this computer. oh well, I'll accept the non-Aero system for now. thank a lot for your help

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