VirtualBox on 2011 Imac and Lion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by seniorgeek, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. seniorgeek macrumors member

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    I am looking for info on running VirtualBox on Lion, does it work, anybody doing this?
     
  2. seniorgeek thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I installed VirtualBox and my OEM install of Windows Vista successfully, I then installed Quicken 2010, Visual Web Developer Express, ASP Net 4.0 and a few other programs. To me this is absolutely useless, trying to run applications in the small virtual window is not workable to me. I cannot see anyway to make the window larger, am I missing something? My 2 choices are to keep my Windows box or buy Windows 7 and install with Bootcamp.

    How do folks run windows on their Mac machines in the small virtual window successfully?
     
  3. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    We install the guest add ins and then drag the window to make it larger. I use VB on my work MBP (13") and can run it from 1280x800 all the way up to 1680x1050 (on the external monitor) just by making the window larger.
     
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    I installed the guest extension but still cannot increase the size of the window.
     
  5. fat jez macrumors 68000

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  7. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    It should automatically change the resolution as you drag the size of the window in the host OS. I don't have it installed under my own MBP as I only use it at work, but I do have no trouble resizing it. To be fair, I haven't tried it under Lion, only SL, but that shouldn't make a difference, as far as I can see.
     

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