WINXP best practise for GPU setting and RDP use

lalex86

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Hi,

what nowadays the setting for a WINXP GUEST graphic card in Proxmox 8.0 that best perfome when used with RDP?

YES, I KNOW WINXP is a PREISTORIC and UNSUPPORTED OS ....BUT we have many old application running (only) on it and at now budget/time do not allow to rewrite all of them.

I tried these settings:
- setting DEFAULT or STANDARD VGA in Proxmox: WinXP Device Manager report yellow exclamation "Video controller (VGA compatible) => poor performance (can i install some driver to avoid exclamation?)
- setting VMWARE COMPATIBLE in Promox: what driver to install in the WinXP guest? I didn't find it
- setting SPICE in Proxmox: i was able to install the QXL driver in the WinXP guest but RDP performance is poor and, after installing virtio guest agent 1.132-1, i'm not able to connect with Virt Viewer.

Some suggestions?

Thanks in advance
Alessandro
 
Hi,

what nowadays the setting for a WINXP GUEST graphic card in Proxmox 8.0 that best perfome when used with RDP?

YES, I KNOW WINXP is a PREISTORIC and UNSUPPORTED OS ....BUT we have many old application running (only) on it and at now budget/time do not allow to rewrite all of them.

I tried these settings:
- setting DEFAULT or STANDARD VGA in Proxmox: WinXP Device Manager report yellow exclamation "Video controller (VGA compatible) => poor performance (can i install some driver to avoid exclamation?)
- setting VMWARE COMPATIBLE in Promox: what driver to install in the WinXP guest? I didn't find it
- setting SPICE in Proxmox: i was able to install the QXL driver in the WinXP guest but RDP performance is poor and, after installing virtio guest agent 1.132-1, i'm not able to connect with Virt Viewer.

Some suggestions?

Thanks in advance
Alessandro
You want to install the virtio_win drivers then use virtio_gpu for display .
 

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