Configuring wide screen resolutions in a Hyper-V virtual machine
I recently had to do some demonstrations on my laptop – which has a 1366 x 768 display. This made it hard to use Hyper-V virtual machines, which default to 1024 x 768 and only allow you to configure 4 x 3 resolutions.
Luckily, it is actually possible to setup a Hyper-V virtual machine with a widescreen resolution. Though the process is not that intuitive. What you need to do is:
- Right click on the desktop of the virtual machine and select Screen Resolution
- Select Advanced Settings
- Click List All Modes
- Choose the screen resolution that you want and click OK
You can also use this method to set the virtual machine resolution to 800 x 600 or 640 x 480 – which is usually not allowed on recent versions of Windows.