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Graphics Refresh Rate is too slow message on a Windows Virtual PC.

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In Windows XP Mode (Windows Virtual PC) running on a Windows 7 Professional Edition machine, the Advanced button in Control Panel>Display>Settings, is inactive!

So, I cannot reach it in order to increase  the monitor's refresh rate....

When I am running a software on this Windows XP Mode PC (Windows Virtual PC), I get the following message, and I cannot work with this program properly:

"Graphics Refresh Rate is too slow.
You may need to upgrade the display driver software of your graphics card.
You can use the graphics card vendor's web site for the most current driver."

Any help for this issue to resolve this problem?

Thank you.
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Question by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
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by:Cerberon
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Right Click on the desktop to get to the display settings, then if I am not mistaken under advanced settings you can edit the refresh rate.
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by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
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Dear Cerberon, I know what you say!

But, as I wrote above: "In Windows XP Mode (Windows Virtual PC) running on a Windows 7 Professional Edition machine, the Advanced button in Control Panel>Display>Settings, is inactive!"

.......IS INACTIVE....!!!

So, how can I change it, if I cannot reach it ???

Any help ?
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by:Cerberon
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Have you installed the integration features?  If not install them - reboot virtual machine and you should have access.
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by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
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No, I have not installed the integration features. How do I install them please?
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by:Cerberon
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To install or upgrade the Integration Components package


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If the virtual machine is not running, start the virtual machine.
If the virtual machine is not configured to log you on automatically, log on.

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From the Tools menu of the virtual machine window, click Install Integration Components.

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The installation should start after a few seconds. If this does not happen, click the desktop of the virtual machine and then open the CD drive of the virtual machine. Double-click Setup.exe.

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Proceed through the pages of the wizard to install the integration components.

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To complete the installation, you must restart the virtual machine. From the Action menu of the virtual machine window, click Restart.
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by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
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O.K., but:

When I click the desktop of the virtual machine, nothing happens...

When I RIGHT click the desktop of the virtual machine, then a window pops up like the attached image.....

What can I do then in order to open the CD drive of the virtual machine and then double-click "Setup.exe" ??
Right-click-the-desktop-of-the-v.jpg
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Cerberon earned 500 total points
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Can you double click the computer icon on the virtual machine - then choose the CD icon?
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by:ded9
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In XP mode you can only get a standard display. You cannot update the graphics driver.

You need to install virutalbox or vmwareplayer...install xp and check.



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