I have a deep, dark secret to confess.
I run Windows in high DPI mode (this is where Windows displays larger text / icons). I do not know why, but as a “tech guy” I sense some deep shame over this. However, I just find my computer screens *so* much more readable in a high DPI mode.
It is because of this that I know that setting up high DPI inside Windows XP mode can be a bit tricky. The problem is that Windows XP mode uses Remote Desktop technology for integrated mode – and Remote Desktop does not allow you to change the DPI settings.
The way that you get this to work is:
- Disable Integration Features
- Right click on the desktop and select Properties
- Change to the Settings tab and click the Advanced button
- Change the DPI setting
- Hit OK and OK
At this stage you will be prompted to reboot the virtual machine. When it comes back up it should boot into integrated mode automatically – but now with high DPI enabled.