Today I found a bit of nastiness. I recently received a new notebook and was configuring it to dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 so I could run Hyper-V. I had no problem doing that with my Toshiba from last year. So what’s the problem? This:

If you install the proper graphics driver under Windows Server 2008 R2 for your laptop with an i5 (or possibly an i7) and configure Hyper-V, you are presented with the lovely BSOD. Consistently.

Unfortunately, it seems like a “not my problem”/”he said she said” problem where MS may not issue a fix, and the graphic card vendor may not either. It’s frustrating, as most newer laptops are shipping with the new processors. Right now I’m running with the standard VGA adapter so I can run Hyper-V, but eventually I’d like to run at a better resolution.

Let’s hope this problem gets resolved soon, or a lot of unhappy power users and presenters may be storming the proverbial castle.