[WNYLUG-Users] vmware player and Windows 7

josephj at main.nc.us josephj at main.nc.us
Thu Mar 1 18:58:55 EST 2012

I just  gave it 128MB video memory (It had 40 before) and enabled 3d
acceleration.  One or both of those fixed it.  Now the taskbar displays


> Pete said:
> Go to here https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and grab the
>     deb file for your host AND the extension pack. After you install the
>     deb, you install the extension pack through the gui of VirtualBox.
>     Then after you fire up your vm for the first time with VirtualBox,
>     there will be an option in the vm window to install the guest
>     additions.
> I installed VirtualBox and have the extensions.  The oneiric repo doesn't
> work, but that only affects future updates.
> I start VirtualBox.  It completely ignores the .vmx file which is my
> Windows 7 vm.
> Did some Googling and found out about ovftool and used that to convert the
> vm to VirtualBox.
> That worked!  Installed Guest Additions.  They were "on" the vm's cdrom.
> Current issue:  Windows thinks it's running on a 1366x733 display, but
> AFAIK, the VB "driver" is supplying 1024x768.  Because of this, part of
> the Windows desktop (bottom and right) is not displayed and there are no
> scrollbars.  And, that includes the taskbar, which is essential.  When I
> tell windows to adjust the screen resolution, it displays a slider, but it
> appears to be disabled.
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