mitke99
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Install VMware SVGA 3D (WDDM) ONLY on Windows 8.1 guest

I have a windows 8.1 guest and I can't install vmware tools on it due to our security policy. But I can install the display adapters only, if this is possible. After reading about it I understand that the display adapters are in VMware SVGA 3D (WDDM) driver. 

Is this the right driver that will allow me to use display with a resolution larger than 640 X 480 and 16-color graphics?

Is there a way to install the VMware SVGA 3D (WDDM) driver without installing vmware tools? 

 

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bluefirestorm
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You could try this:

Invoke the setup64 from a command line prompt (instead of just double clicking on setup64) after invoking Install VMware Tools from the menu

setup64 /a

It will prompt for a folder location to extract to without installing VMware Tools.

The video drivers should be in <extract location>\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware\Drivers\video_wddm\Vista

So you could try manually installing the video driver from Device Manager (or whatever method you choose).

 

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