1.    20 Dec 2016 #1
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    correct video drivers for Windows 10 in VirtualBox?


    I have Windows 10 running in VirtualBox (Windows 7 Pro is the host OS). I can't choose a resolution to match my display which is 1920 x 1080.
    Do I need to install the driver for the card that is in my host machine (GTX980)?
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  2.    20 Dec 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    VirtualBox uses an emulated graphics card not your actual hardware so there is no need nor are you able to install the host machine driver.
    When displaying Virtualbox in a window, the screen resolution will be that of the window not the actual system.

    However, if you set view to full screen, it should change to the native screen resolution of you system (1920x1080).
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  3.    20 Dec 2016 #3
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    It should. My other OS installs within VirtualBox change to 1920x1080. Windows 10 doesn't. I'm thinking I may have an incorrect setting somewhere. I'll mess around with it and see if I'm missing something.
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  4.    24 Dec 2016 #4
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    I think I see what I did wrong. There is an extension pack that I have but didn't know how to use. I'm going to see if that fixes my resolution.
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  5.    24 Dec 2016 #5
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    Whilst booted in the W10 Guest, from the VirtualBox menu, select Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD image. Once it installs, you will be able to select the appropriate resolution.

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  6.    27 Dec 2016 #6
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    That did it. Now my resolution is now 1920 x 1080.
    Last edited by HarryD; 28 Dec 2016 at 07:20.
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  7.    18 Jan 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryD View Post
    That did it. Now my resolution is now 1920 x 1080.
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