Windows 10: correct video drivers for Windows 10 in VirtualBox? Solved

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  1.    20 Dec 2016 #1

    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. Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       20 Dec 2016 #2

    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

    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

    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. Posts : 740
    macOS High Sierra
       24 Dec 2016 #5

    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

    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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    macOS High Sierra
       18 Jan 2017 #7

    HarryD said: View Post
    That did it. Now my resolution is now 1920 x 1080.
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  •    18 Nov 2017 #8

    HarryD said: View Post
    That did it. Now my resolution is now 1920 x 1080.
    I installed the Guest tools and:
    1) I only have choices for 800x600, 1024x768
    2) Windows Defender actually caught a Trojan on the installation! Win32/Azden.A!cl

    Any suggestions? Has anyone experienced the same behavior? I am using a Mac Pro (Late 2013) with 64 megs of RAM.
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  • Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       18 Nov 2017 #9

    2366 said: View Post
    I installed the Guest tools and:
    1) I only have choices for 800x600, 1024x768
    2) Windows Defender actually caught a Trojan on the installation! Win32/Azden.A!cl

    Any suggestions? Has anyone experienced the same behavior? I am using a Mac Pro (Late 2013) with 64 megs of RAM.
    You must also install the extension pack,

    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
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  •    19 Nov 2017 #10

    pbcopter said: View Post
    You must also install the extension pack,
    I just did and no results! There seems to be a million responses on how to fix this problem if one is running Mac OS on a Windows Machine, but not the other way around!

    EDIT: Actually, just found a fix placed on this forum:
    virtualbox.org View topic - How to change the resolution?

    But, video/display still not perfect! The image comes apart from the VM frame when dragging on the screen. I may have to investigate Parallels/VM Ware. Time is money!
    Last edited by 2366; 19 Nov 2017 at 11:40.
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