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January 27, 2009 4:18:55 AM

I installed Win 7 in both a Virtual PC and in VMware. None have the cool Aero interface. I have read that this is becasue there Virtual video cards are not very good. has any one found a Hack or something that can get Aero working.
I have read about the Remote Desktop trick. Where you remote desktop in to your Virtual PC or VMware and it enables Aero. That sounds like a big inconvenience is there any other way i can accomplish this?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2009 8:58:12 PM

One question: You are testing a BETA OS do you really NEED the Aero UI? If you have a spare IDE/SATA/eSATA HDD (USB?FireWire won't work) you can install Win 7 on it. Un pulg the other HDDs then install it to the spare one (so Window's won't mess with the other drives boot paths), that's what I did.

Anyways this probably won't help you but if you are interested in really testing Win 7 that's what I would do.
January 27, 2009 10:48:00 PM

It's got nothing to do with being a beta, it's the nature of virtualisation. You don't have a 9800GT as far as Win 7 is concerned.
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February 16, 2009 2:19:10 PM

Like they said the drivers that the software uses does not support high end graphical effects - if you want to see Aero in Win 7 install it on a spare hard drive or partition your hard drive so you can dual boot...
February 17, 2009 7:55:33 AM

Install the VM graphics driver plz. Normally called VM tools or something
February 17, 2009 8:06:50 AM

amdfangirl said:
Install the VM graphics driver plz. Normally called VM tools or something

I don't thikn VMWare Tools allows Aero. It didn't when I tried Server 2008.
February 17, 2009 8:18:40 AM

Well its worth a try.
a b $ Windows 7
February 17, 2009 2:42:32 PM

VMware is only able to do some features of directX 9c an i think that is as of version 6.5. but i have windows 7 running and not able to get it running and cannot get threw the windows experience test in vmware
February 17, 2009 2:43:34 PM

Vmware don't allow aero. I try my self and install all the tools or addon for vmware. At the end I decide to put on a spare disk I have, usally used to store data.
For win7, I played crysis,fallout and I get one problem one time in 30 days... better then vista hahaha.
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February 18, 2009 2:01:39 AM

I dunno, VMware Fusion does support Dx9c and can play basic games except its mac only whilst Virtual Box has Open GL acceleration.
February 18, 2009 2:08:22 AM

VMWare Server does not support 3D hardware acceleration of any kind. VMWare Player 2.5 and VMWare Workstation 6.5 both have some support, as does Fusion.

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November 21, 2009 10:14:18 AM
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VMware workstation 7 supports windows vista and windows 7 aero features, read more on it http://virtualization.sysprobs.com/windows-7-aero-vmwar...
a c 215 $ Windows 7
November 22, 2009 2:17:55 AM

Reviving old threads FTW!
November 24, 2009 12:46:56 AM

Cool i will haft to look in to that.
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