Hardware Virtualization with KVM & Windows

Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Wed Jan 14 20:42:50 UTC 2009

Alex Katebi wrote:
> Hi,
>   I am planning to create a Windows-XP virtual guest for my son on my Intel
> Quad machine. He wants to play the WoW video game on it. I am going to use
> virt-install & KVM to create the virtual guest machine. In order to run WoW,
> one needs a pretty good video card, and I have that. It is a Nvidia 9500 GT
> with 1 gig mem. How can I create the guest OS to use the hardware video card
> instead of a cheap virtual one? Any comments are welcome.
> Thanks in advance!
> -Alex

I will say, KVM is great, but even with a quad core I don't know that
WoW will run well on that guest OS.  I'd be interested in hearing how
well it does run though since I just purchased a dual quad core AMD
system with 8GB RAM and 2TB of Serial ATA storage.  I'd like to have
Windows in a VM to play my games on it as well.

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