Hyper-V Video Blue Screen of Death – fixed

UPDATE – this is fixed in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (in the beta at least…they might break it again in RTM!)

This is a pretty widely reported problem with high spec video cards & Hyper-V

However, a Wikipedia article suggests that it may be possible to workaround this by installing pre-WDDM drivers (ie Windows XP drivers). Of course, this is no easy job on a laptop as ATi and nVidia lock down their ‘standard’ installers so they don’t work on laptops.

The way around this on the Dell/Radeon 4650 is to use Mobility Modder from HardwareHeaven

I’ll give it a go this weekend and update the blog

UPDATE – tried to mod the ATi driver and install but Windows reckons ‘the best driver is already installed’. Tried to change the ‘FeatureScore‘ to FC, but no joy with that. Maybe WS2008R2 really doesn’t support XPDM as alluded

For now, will stick to the SVGA @ 1152×864

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