I have a Dell XPS with an NVIDIA GT540 card and it's with Optimus. The main OS is Windows 7.
I have installed Windows 8 inside VMware Workstation 8, and it works very slowly. Inside NVIDIA Control Panel it tells me that no application is using the GPU. Why?
Why is the VM using the Intel GPU when I have an NVIDIA at my disposal?
UPDATE: well, I installed vmware tools and the performance has improved. But still I sense nVidia is not getting used. :(
UPDATE: And now that I see in the notification area,
vmx.exe is indeed using my gpu. :) yipeee!!