Details of Windows® 7 Aero on VMware® Workstation
What are the features of Windows 7 Aero in VMware Workstation?
In order to protect your system from security theft the virtualization of the operating system is very important. But you may face many issues while using it. VMware Workstation is a good tool to install different operating systems with another operating system. While integrating the graphics card on VMware Workstation, you may face certain compatibility issues and this issue may often frustrate you. Then as a VMware Workstation itself uses a VMware Virtual SVGA 3D graphics adapter it can use your graphics card to produce the Aero effect. To produce the Aero effect on Windows 7 by using the VMware Virtual SVGA 3D graphics adapter you will have to follow certain steps.
Here are the features and uses of Windows 7 Aero in VMware Workstation:
- Best 3D graphics
- Compatible with Windows XP mode
- Virtual printing
Best 3D graphics
VMware Workstation is the first application to support 3D graphics in virtualized environments and now the first to support Windows Aero on Windows 7 virtual machines. In a Windows 7 system 3D applications run with Direct X9.0C Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.13D support. A new graphics driver, namely Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) has been developed for a Windows 7 system. A WDDM driver can display the Windows Aero user interface.
Compatible with Windows XP mode
Windows XP Mode virtual machine using VMware Workstation and will run a virtual machine without being prompted to enter a Windows XP license key. VMware Workstation will enable Windows XP Mode to take the benefit of more than one processor and would render high end graphics and will transfer files with drag and drop. VMware Workstation also has the capability to run in tandem with Windows XP Mode.
Without mapping network printers or installing the printer drivers in a virtual machine VMware Workstation will print from virtual machines. When virtual printing is enabled in a virtual machine, setting then all the printers installed on the host operating system will be available to the guest operating system and this functionality is enabled through a partnership with ThinPrint.
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