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  1. Wam1q's Avatar
    Hi! I have installed Windows 10 Technical preview on a Hyper-V VM (1st Gen.) on a Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Centre host on my laptop (with a widescreen 1366x768 monitor). The guest OS runs fine, but the problem is that I am unable to select a widescreen resolution for the guest. The resolutions available are all 4:3 resolutions and the closest I could get to fullscreen is 1024x768 which displays annoying black bars on the left and right of the guest display on my monitor. How can I get the guest (Windows 10) to recognise my native resolution? Thanks in advance.
    10-12-2014 07:20 AM
  2. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Hi! I have installed Windows 10 Technical preview on a Hyper-V VM (1st Gen.) on a Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Centre host on my laptop (with a widescreen 1366x768 monitor). The guest OS runs fine, but the problem is that I am unable to select a widescreen resolution for the guest. The resolutions available are all 4:3 resolutions and the closest I could get to fullscreen is 1024x768 which displays annoying black bars on the left and right of the guest display on my monitor. How can I get the guest (Windows 10) to recognise my native resolution? Thanks in advance.
    Install it in a Gen 2 VM. You get a bunch of other enhancements as well. Also make sure that you install the integration components.
    10-12-2014 12:17 PM
  3. JaiMento's Avatar
    Use remote desktop instead of the Hyper-V Client.

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    10-12-2014 04:27 PM
  4. Wam1q's Avatar
    Use remote desktop instead of the Hyper-V Client.

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    Procedure, please...
    Arturo Quiroga likes this.
    10-18-2014 06:41 AM
  5. JaiMento's Avatar
    Procedure, please...
    Launch Hyper-V Manager
    Start (don't connect) your VM
    Close Hyper-V Manager
    Launch Remote Desktop Connections
    Expand window to reveal options
    Select Display Tab
    Under Display configuration, drag slider all the way to the right (option for Full Screen)
    If you have multiple monitors, place a check in the "Use all my monitors for the remote session" checkbox
    Go back to the General Tab
    Type in the computer name or ip address of your VM and supply the username
    Hit Connect and provide the password
    10-18-2014 12:04 PM
  6. Wam1q's Avatar
    Exactly what I wanted! Works great, thanks!
    10-19-2014 09:21 AM
  7. neo158's Avatar
    Launch Hyper-V Manager
    Start (don't connect) your VM
    Close Hyper-V Manager
    Launch Remote Desktop Connections
    Expand window to reveal options
    Select Display Tab
    Under Display configuration, drag slider all the way to the right (option for Full Screen)
    If you have multiple monitors, place a check in the "Use all my monitors for the remote session" checkbox
    Go back to the General Tab
    Type in the computer name or ip address of your VM and supply the username
    Hit Connect and provide the password
    Installing in a gen 2 VM does this automatically.
    10-19-2014 09:39 AM
  8. JaiMento's Avatar
    Installing in a gen 2 VM does this automatically.
    But would have had required he re-built the VM. Besides, remoting into the VM allows for easier sharing of resources between the host and the VM.
    realwarder likes this.
    10-19-2014 11:50 AM
  9. neo158's Avatar
    But would have had required he re-built the VM. Besides, remoting into the VM allows for easier sharing of resources between the host and the VM.
    Not really, all it would have needed was setting up a gen 2 VM with the existing VHDX file.
    10-19-2014 12:08 PM
  10. JaiMento's Avatar
    Not really, all it would have needed was setting up a gen 2 VM with the existing VHDX file.
    Which is still more work than using the existing VM. I don't really get what point you're trying to make. The TC was provided a solution that was simple and worked for him. What purpose are you trying to serve?

    Edit: Also, everything I've read suggests that the gen 1 VM would have to be converted to gen 2 using a conversion tool or 3rd party software. Most likely due to gen 1 using BIOS and gen 2 using UEFI. Can you show me where it is stated your method above would work?

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    Last edited by JaiMento; 10-19-2014 at 04:37 PM.
    realwarder likes this.
    10-19-2014 01:56 PM
  11. Arturo Quiroga's Avatar
    Tks a lot!, easy solution!, regards.
    05-10-2015 11:36 PM
  12. floppyedonkey's Avatar
    FYI using the RDP client isn't the correct answer. There are ways and benefits to run the hyperv thru the hyperv client.

    We have tons of users that complain about session lag, disconnecting 1 of 20 pop ups. When connecting through RDP to their hyperv.

    Resources are a lot more efficient through the hyperv client
    05-15-2015 04:03 PM
  13. EpicIncognitO's Avatar
    What if I am using Virtual Box and have the same problem?
    07-04-2015 09:52 PM
  14. ne0hisda0ne's Avatar
    Hate to be the A-Hole that mentions this, but if Gen2 only support 64-Bit. SO if the OP in question already had an OS that was installed as a 32-Bit. Converting to Gen2 that has been stated would only cause them a hell of a headache vs just switching to RDP. Oh and also they'd have to covert their VHD to a VHDX, not that much of a pain, but still.
    12-14-2016 02:42 PM

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