Windows 10 on VirtualBox – resolution problem

If you are running Windows 10 on VirtualBox you may experience limited resolutions availability.

To solve this problem, you can add CustomVideoMode (VirtualBox has to be closed at this time):

.\VBoxManage.exe setextradata "VM-Name" CustomVideoMode1 1600x900x32

To confirm it is set, use getextradata command:

.\VBoxManage.exe getextradata "Win10" CustomVideoMode1

Or list all settings:

.\VBoxManage.exe getextradata "Win10" enumerate

VirtualBox commands

Remember that VirtualBox has to be closed at the time when you execute these commands. If everything went smoothly, you should see new resolution after Virtual Machine restart:

Windows 10 resolutions on VirtualBox


* This might be also an issue with other versions of Windows.