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  1. #1

    help using win inside virtualmachine

    here is a odd question. i have ubuntu11.10 on my laptop and am trying to put winxp pro(32bit) in virtual box. my issue is the microscrap xp is running slugish(super slugish) as heck. i aloud 1gb ram and dedicated 1cpu to the vm. its a newer dell inspiron i need to be able to watch my netflix on via hdmi. its looking like win doesn't recognize my graphics card or something =(.

    Dell INSPIRON M5010
    AMD Phenom II N850 tripple core
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
    4gig ddr3 memory

    (also, i noticed running linux inside virtualbox on a windows computer runs flawlessly, but running win inside linux blows xD)

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    It's a VM and will not see your "graphics card."

    Google "virtualbox guest additions."

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    lol ty very much man.

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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Also, make sure you have enabled the virtual extensions in the BIOS, otherwise it will do all software virtualization, instead of using the CPU hardware acceleration that the VT-x extensions provide. As HROAdmin26 said, you also need to install the guest additions, otherwise the VM just seems to have a standard vga display. With the guest additions, you will get the full resolution that your hardware supports. I run XP Pro (SP3) in a VM and it gives me the full 1920x1200 resolution of the screen I put it on (I have a dual display setup). Finally, if you can, give the VM 2GB of RAM instead of 1, otherwise you will probably be hitting the Windows swapper too much, again causing a serious performance hit.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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