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Nonstandard Resolutions

A guest operating system — and its applications — may react unexpectedly when the Workstation console size is not a standard VESA resolution (e.g. 640480, 800600, 1024768, etc.).

For example, the Autofit Guest and Fit Guest commands allow your guest operating system screen resolution to be set smaller 640480, and some installers do not run at resolutions smaller than 640480. Programs may refuse to run. Error messages may include such phrases as "VGA Required To Install" or "You must have VGA to install."

There are two ways to work around this problem with nonstandard resolutions.

  • If your host computer's screen resolution is high enough, you can enlarge the window, then choose Fit Guest.
  • If your host computer's screen resolution does not allow you to enlarge the Workstation console sufficiently, you can manually set the guest operating system's screen resolution to 640480 or larger.
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