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Tutorial Windows 95 1366x768 Display fix for VMware


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If your screen size is 1366x768 and you use Windows 95, You may notice that the display does not auto resize after VMware tools is installed. This is how i fixed that issue.

1. If you haven't already, Install VMware Tools. 

2.After the installer finishes. You will see a notepad window telling you how to install the SVGA drivers, which we will ignore.

3.In that notepad window, Go to File,Open and go to, C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\drivers\video (Sorry in advance if that's wrong)

3b. Go to the file type menu and set it to 'All files' then right click on VMX_svga and click properites. Then uncheck the 'read-only' attribute. Save the changes and open the file.

3c.You'll then see the driver file. Highlight the whole 'MODES?,800x600' text and copy and paste it. Make sure there is spaces. Then change the '800x600' to '1366x768' or desired resoultion and save it. 

4. Then install the driver as intended. Using Display properites or device manager.

Note: If the screen does not resize, you can try changing the resoultion to 600x480 or 800x600 and resizeing again.

Comment down below if there's a problem with this guide.

-Nerdulater

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I'm lost. Are you running Win95 in a VM, or just using some tools to provide a monitor driver so a native installation can use the whole (TV) screen for the desktop?

 

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Sorry for the late response (I can't get notifications on reply's) But i'm sure that any resoultion not mentioned in VMware's SVGA driver causes it not to resize correctly. I just use a laptop and the both the default driver from Microsoft and the laptop's video driver (Which is a Acer Aspire 3) Windows 10/11 have this problem)

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  • 6 months later...
On 5/14/2022 at 3:09 AM, jumper said:

Okay, thanks. I've never been able to get 1366x768 to work on any 9x version on real hardware. A VM seems to be my best chance.

I got 1920x1080 in Win95 from the Matrox G450 PCI card on the LG 22MT44DP monitor via the VGA-VGA cable :P

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1920x1080 is officially supported under Windows 9x and is nothing fancy, NVIDIA drivers included this resolution in their INF file, and other manufacturers did too.

1366x768 on the other hand was not widely (or at all?) supported under Windows 9x, the simple change in the INF file may or may not work, it's all a matter of luck.

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@MrMateczko

In the time of Win95 there was no such thing as FullHD and no one had such a monitor and graphics card with memory that would support such resolution - at least an ordinary user did not have such things. Then the S3 Trio/Virge cards were popular with 2MB memory. At that time, 15" monitors were popular and 800x600 32-bit resolution. 2MB is not enough to display the image in 1024x768x24-bit - for this you need 2.25MB:

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1920x1080    = 2 073 600x24 bits/pixel
        = 49 766 400 bits
        = 6 220 800 bytes
        = 5,93 MB

So today FullHD in Win95 is fancy.

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On 12/9/2022 at 5:48 PM, reboot12 said:

In the time of Win95 there was no such thing as FullHD

I remember some Panasonic Full HD CRT monitor in 1994 connected to a computer running Win 3.11, and later model TX-8DW71W Shadow Mask and SONY Trinitron GWM-3000 in 1995.

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24 minutes ago, ABCDEFG said:

I remember some Panasonic Full HD CRT monitor in 1994

In 1994 I only had a ZX Spectrum clone (resolution 256x192) and I heard about PC from television and newspapers :rolleyes:

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