Eh... I lost recently laptop to Windows, Microsoft made me cost about 700$, and that all in just 2 weeks. And even though I start hating it, I cannot deny the fact that many applications and certain games I rely on are runable only on Windows.
Graphics card aren't really utilized in virtual machines. They are partially, but programs that require intense calculation/rendering (like Unity3D or League of Legends; I tried, both end up with "Unknown Driver Error"), it won't work. Graphic card can just render basics, not real dynamic 3D models.
So I kind of need Windows 7 for other tasks. But I don't want it to be able to screw my computer again. Can I just give it it's own partition (and make other invisible to it) and then just regular hardware without any permissions to change any settings?
Or maybe, you know some kind of tool or specific program that could do this? Something alike to a Virtual Machine? I tried already VMware Player, Workstation and Oracle VirtualBox, but all of them, even when I had them installed all the latest official plugins and additions provided by their creators, to make virtual machines being able to use GPU more. It keeps failing.
I know it's not impossible, I believe I've seen someone playing a game I mentioned above in virtual machine, but if he can, why I can't? It's not like video is out of date and it's not supported anymore, it would be kind of nonsense that useful feature has been taken down for no reson while it worked just great before.
I hope you could shine somewhat more light on it.
@edit - What these virtual machines have is their own graphic drivers, "Generic PnP" I believe. They probably can't utilize graphic card in it's full potential (regardless of how low this potential is).