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How to Change Display Scaling Zoom Level of Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 10

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The Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions include the Hyper-V virtualization technology. Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in virtualized and isolated environment. Special software called a hypervisor manages access between the virtual systems and the physical hardware resources. Virtualization enables quick deployment of computer systems, a way to quickly restore systems to a previously known good state, and the ability to migrate systems between physical hosts.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959, Microsoft added a new Zoom Level option in the View menu, where you can override the default scaling and set it to 100, 125, 150 or 200 whichever matches your preference.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Zoom Level of a Hyper-V virtual machine to override its default display scaling (DPI) in Windows 10.

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Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14965, Microsoft fixed an issue where depending on the zoom level selected, the VM window might not be created large enough to avoid scrollbars, despite their being enough space for it. Microsoft also updated the logic so that when you pick a particular zoom level, that zoom level preference will be preserved for the next VM connection. Along the way, Microsoft fixed an issue where the title bar of a maximized VM window would be occluded when taskbar had been set to on top.

Here's How:

1. While you have a Hyper-V virtual machine running, click/tap on View in the menu bar, click/tap on Zoom Level, and select 100%, 125%, 150%, or 200% for the display scaling you want for the virtual machine.

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