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I have a virtual machine (Virtual PC) and I want to set a bigger resolution than my monitor/videocard allows. Thats because I want to stream a "scrollable" game, and if I could increment the resolution, I wont need to scroll during the game (it summary will be shrinked, of course).

How to do this?

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what guest OS? It might help to state this – Journeyman Geek Jan 7 '14 at 12:25
Windows XP SP 3 – John Smith Jan 7 '14 at 12:27

In order to get the full resolution on a virtual machine you'll need to install Virtual PC Additions.

To do this you'll need to do the following

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  1. While you are running one of your virtual machines, click on Action

  2. Then click on Install or Update Virtual Machine Additions (or hit Right Alt + I)

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3 . You will be prompted with the window above which states that a CD image will be inserted in the Virtual Drive, the CD-ROM contains the installation files for the Virtual Machine Additions. Click Continue so that the virtual CD-ROM is loaded.

From there just continue installation and you'll be able to take advantage of the full screen.

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thx for the comment, but I didnt mean the full screen :) I still cant set very high resolution. – John Smith Jan 7 '14 at 12:00

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