If you've been disappointed by the lack of Aero-based visual effects when you install Windows Vista or Windows 7 in a Virtual Machine installation, this handy guide will help you crank up the eye candy in your Windows virtualisation.
It might not seem like a deal breaker, but if you'd really like to have Windows function completely like a stand-alone installation getting Aero to work is that last step. Over at How-To Geek they've put together a detailed guide to tweaking VMPlayer and getting Aero up and running in your virtual machine.
The guide walks you through the steps from installing VMPlayer, to creating the first virtual machine for Windows, to tweaking the settings both in VMware and Windows to get things running with all the visual glitz and glam you expect. Check out the full guide at the link below and if you've got a tip or trick for virtualising Windows, sound off in the comments.
Install Aero-Enabled Operating Systems in VMWare Player [How-To Geek]