On Fri, 7 Nov 2008 21:41:00 -0800, betadude
>I've tried it on two machines with the same result.
>* clean install VPC07 SP1
>* Create a WinXP (gold) VM.
>* Install the "VM Additions" to access the host (vista ultimate) shared folder
>*** My color quality (display props settings) goes to Lowest (4 bit). It
>looks horrible. Is this a known issue?
>Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop, 2G RAM, 320G HDD, 1.8Ghz duo core, Intel 945GM
>video card (shared video memory).
>winXP VM has 512 mb RAM, 65G VHD (default). Everything else is default.
There have been several reports on this color depth issue lately...
Personally I have encountered it in VirtualServer 2005 about 8 months
ago. I installed VS2005 latest version on an XP-Pro host and then I
created a guest using a VHD I already had created with VPC2004 a while
VS2005 complained that the additions were out of date so I uninstalled
them inside the guest, then installed the VS2005 additions and BANG!
The color depth dropped to 4 bits and screen size also suffered!
By uninstalling the additions I was back at normal screen resolution,
but no integration of course.
I could only get mouse integration back (after several iterations) by
uninstalling the VS2005 additions and installing the VPC2007 (no
service pack!) additions. Complain or not from VS2005, after that it
worked as expected.
I think that the VS2005 and VPC2007 versions prepared to handle Vista
guests are the culprits here! That happened in the service packs...
Try to get hold of VPC2007 (before SP1) and extract the additions iso
from that, then manually insert that ISO file in the guest CD and
install additions from it. I think it will work much better.
Of course if you want to run Vista as a guest, you need the newest
additions, but why would you want that?
Bo Berglund (Sweden)