After installing Windows 8 on VirtualBox yesterday (mentioned in my previous post), I spent quite a while playing with the new OS. The only thing that bothered me was that I could not find a way to run the virtual machine fullscreen on my native resolution: 1920×1080. Windows 8 on VirtualBox did not gave me an option to use this resolution. Even Google (Bing) couldn’t help me. I also tried the command below but had no result..
VBoxManage controlvm “Windows 8 (name of the VM)” setvideomodehint “1920” “1080” “32”
The fullscreen issue (for me) forced me to try an alternative. As I also have VMware Workstation 7 installed on my machine, I tried to install it there, but quickly ran into this (apparently known) issue after the bootscreen:
So no luck on Workstation 7, up to Workstation 8 than! This are my steps to setup Windows 8 on VMWare Workstation 8.