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Help with resizing screen resolution on Virtualbox

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November 4, 2011 8:19:43 AM

I'm running windows 7 within Oracle VM Virtualbox on a Mac book pro with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050. The only graphic crad available is within the Windows 7 software with no upgrade possible. There is an option for 1600 x 1200, but its 1680 x 1050 thats needed. Do you know how to alter it?
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November 4, 2011 10:41:57 AM

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November 4, 2011 10:42:42 AM

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November 4, 2011 11:54:55 AM

Have you installed Guest Additions? This should allow any resolution and dynamically adjusts as you resize the window.
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November 11, 2011 4:09:41 AM

Yes I have now, however Virtualbox isn't the problem though, its windows 7's resolution I need to change.. anymore thoughts?
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November 11, 2011 8:33:49 AM

I haven't actually tried Windows 7 in VirtualBox, but every other OS I have tried automatically changes it's resolution as you resize the Window.
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November 11, 2011 8:59:46 AM

Thanks for your help with this.. I don't see a way of resizing the virtual box to a specific size, only by dragging the box the size required.. windows 7 running within however doesn't alter. Do you know if Mac's version called Parallels would do it? I suspect however they are the same thing!?
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November 11, 2011 10:11:24 AM

Parallels is a different product. I must admit that I've only used VirtualBox on a PC, but there it works just fine with automatic resolution change. Perhaps things are different on the Mac.
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