TIP: Mouse issues running Windows 2008 under Virtual PC 2007


This is exactly the same issue I mentioned in my VPC: Mouse issues running W2K3 under Virtual PC 2007 almost a year ago. But this time it’s with Windows 2008.

Solution: Set Hardware Acceleration to Full

Problem: My mouse movement was really sluggish in a VPC running Windows 2008 (and 2003, but other OSes are fine)

Acknowledgement: Thanks to Paul Adare on the Microsoft Newsgroup for originally sorting this one out

Here’s the steps:

  1. Right click on Desktop, select Personalise -> Display Properties
  2. Monitor Tab
  3. Advanced Settings… Button
  4. Troubleshoot Tab
  5. Change settings button
  6. Slide the Hardware Acceleration tab to Full

Virtual PC running Windows 2008


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