Immortal
Immortal

How 'experimental' is Vista support?

I don't really want to run Vista yet, but when I do, then I'll want Aero of course. Is this the definitive article for meeting Aero's requirements of 64 MB video ram and 3D acceleration?

http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_vidsound_d3d_enabling_vm.html

Thanks in advance

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Commander
Commander

Enabling 3D support in a VM is not yet supported in VMware Fusion. Vista's experimental support is currently limited to the non-Aero interface.

Immortal
Immortal

Bummer. Then there's no reason to run Vista at all Smiley Wink

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Immortal
Immortal

You might want to look at the new Vista security model. It might surprise you.

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Immortal
Immortal

Thanks - I've looked at the new Vista pricing models, software protection policy, and virtualization licensing restrictions, that enough surprise for me already!

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Immortal
Immortal

When Dr. Gertzfield says "not supported," he really means it. Just for grins, I tried that technique for enabling experimental 3-D support (as documented for Workstation 5.5) in a VM under Fusion and then ran the Lara Croft: Legends demo. The result was an immediate VMM crash (it hit an assertion).

Contributor
Contributor

Interesting Microsoft seeks premium to allow virtualization of Vista.[/b]

http://appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2164

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