Getting Graphics Card to work in Windows 2000 guest of VirtualBox

I’m running Vista and needed Windows 2000 so that Quickbooks 2004 would work.  I didn’t want to upgrade to QB2005 because I would need Vista.

So I did some research I found this website

http://www.bearwindows.boot-land.net/vbe9x.htm

And found a graphics emulation card for Win2000.

Inside Windows 2000 guest I linked the graphics card device to the driver.  Did a reboot, and now get more the 16 colors and higher than 800×600 resolution.

2 Responses to “Getting Graphics Card to work in Windows 2000 guest of VirtualBox”

  1. tjordan says:

    Darn it. Just saw that if you click Devices->Install Guest Additions the Graphics drivers needed for Windows will install as part of VirtualBox.

    The other nice thing is that the mouse works in both the guest and the host at the same time, so don’t have to keep clicking the right-ctrl button.

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