When installing Ubuntu as a virtual machine on a Windows 8.1 HP laptop, I cannot get the full view of the normal Ubuntu screen. I cannot get the Unity bar on the left nor the menu bar at the top to be displayed or visible. I also wanted to use a 64 bit option and virtualbox virtual machine would only allow 32 bit drop down options in the virtual machine to be set up. So I did 32 bit but I cannot access Ubuntu's normal screen visual properly. I did download the 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu ISO's.
I am a rookie so bear with me please.
I have restarted my PC and tried two different virtual machines set up can both counter same problem it appears.
Thank you for any help or advice.