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We have a user who we had to replace his aging Windows XP machine with a newer machine running windows 7.  We are using the same exact monitors.  We had to use Vmware to virtualize his desktop as he had legacy apps that would not run under Windows 7.  For some reason he complains the icon size in his WinXP is smaller than it was on the other machine.  We tried the changing icon size to larger font and he felt it still was not good enough, is there anything else that can be done?  Running it at a much lower resolution does not work for him because then everything is distorted.  The monitors are running at the same resolution as they were on the older computer but he feels it was different looking as far as the menu of programs were concerned.

Any suggestions are appreciated
Windows XPVMwareWindows 7

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Joseph O'Loughlin

8/22/2022 - Mon
Sushil Sonawane

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Have you installed VMware Tools in the VM?

Compatibility mode is no go, we are talking Windows 7 64 bit.  They have legacy 16 bit programs reason for running Vmware which works fine.

Vmware Tools in installed, perhaps I'll reinstall it again.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Are you running the VM at Full Screen?

Yes, it is spread among two monitors vmware 9 latest version
Joseph O'Loughlin

If the monitor is larger than 1024 by 768, in xpmode change the display properties, settings, advanced and change the dip settings to 120 so that all the menus and system dialogues are larger.  You may also have a luddite on your hands.
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