Windows 8.1 on Retina iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ApplePoland, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. ApplePoland macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2014
    Hello Retina iMac users. Currently i'm waiting for my machine and have a question regarding Windows 8.1 on Parallels. Do You have any problems with scaling and resolution? Everything looks and works OK? Let me know please.
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    I've scaling problems with VMware Fusion, but not via Boot Camp.

    Haven't tried Parallels myself though.
  3. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    It appeared to be working find in Parallels at the local store. I played with it a little, able to make a sensible sized Windows window appear in a tiny box on the desktop. Scaling in 8.1 was working as expected.

    I understand that the drivers don't yet understand 5k, so you're limited to about 4k in Bootcamp. No doubt that will be fixed imminently...
  4. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    It worked fine for me in Parallels, although to get it to work in full screen mode I had to bump up the VM's VRAM a bit from the default. Same as it would look on a rMBP, just bigger.
  5. iczster macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014
    How bad is it with Fusion? Is there a patch on the horizon?
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Nope. Let's face it, VMware's graphics drivers suck.
  7. shokunin macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    I've had no issues with scaling on Fusion 6.0.5 and Yosemite. Running Win 7, windows server 2008r2 and Windows 10 technical preview. All seem to run fine, just as they do on my rMBP. You can select in the video settings to "use full resolution for retina display" if you want all the pixels. Otherwise leave it unchecked and it will run just like a retina display.

    Haven't tried 8.1 lately.

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