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Hi

I was wondering if anyone knows how to allow a virtual machine access the graphics card of the physical machine. I know virtual box has an option you can tick but when you run Windows 7 its not detecting the graphics cards.

Any help would be great.
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Well seeing as how Windows 7 isnt out yet, and any version youve got is pirated, i dont think you'll get much help. sorry.
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For all you know, he could work for MS.

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Im sorry but Virtualbox doesnt support graphics acceleration YET. Its being developed but still in alpha I believe. I think the only full supporter of GPU acceleration in VM is VMware fusion for Macs. I believe VMware has a beta for this on the PC side but not fully supported yet.
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Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
For all you know, he could work for MS.

~Gooda~
Or could have gone to PDC, or be an actual beta tester of Windows 7.

To answer the question, there isn't any way to enable hardware acceleration, which seems to be what you want in a virtual machine (With the exception of running Win XP in the newest beta of VMware.) Though Windows 7 has a thing that lets you use the CPU to render DX10 called WARP10, which would get the same effect (Though you wouldn't be able to play games with it because of how slow the CPU is at rendering.). However, I have no idea how you would use or enable it.

You could do what I did, and partition your HDD with the partition utility built into Vista. Then Install Windows 7 on the other partition. Considering you have a 1TB and a 750GB HDD I don't imagine space would be a problem.
Edited by LegendaryC - 12/21/08 at 11:46pm
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Gaming on a virtual machine is just pointless unless its old games. If your just trying to enable desktop effects then that MAY be achievable with the above posters suggestion.
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Quote:
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Or could have gone to PDC, or be an actual beta tester of Windows 7.

To answer the question, there isn't any way to enable hardware acceleration, which seems to be what you want in a virtual machine (With the exception of running Win XP in the newest beta of VMware.) Though Windows 7 has a thing that lets you use the CPU to render DX10 called WARP10, which would get the same effect (Though you wouldn't be able to play games with it because of how slow the CPU is at rendering.). However, I have no idea how you would use or enable it.

You could do what I did, and partition your HDD with the partition utility built into Vista. Then Install Windows 7 on the other partition. Considering you have a 1TB and a 750GB HDD I don't imagine space would be a problem.
Sounds Like a good bet, you should give this a go
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post #8 of 9
i have a beta testing version from MS....

not pirated
 
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post #9 of 9
I'm testing Windows 7 build 7000 (7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD) with Virtaul Box 2.10. At this moment is very stable, with 10 GB of hard disk space (Windows needs 4 GB) and 1 GB of RAM.

To configure the net you need to select the Intel/PRO 1000 MT Desktop adapter in net adapter, in VirtualBox.


I leave here some screenshots you:










For me, it's look like Vista in apparency.

Bye
Edited by kleems - 12/27/08 at 2:12pm
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