VMWare Player is very good. I think version 6 is better than the current release.
But I'm rooting for you to get this working on Windows 7/8 x64.
I guess that virtual machine does not have access to full graphic card functionality (I mean OPENGL). Therefore ProE 2001 graphical response can be similar to situation with graphics win32_gdi set.
I also have a problem like this, a few years have passed, has anyone had any solution yet?
I would suggest starting a new thread rather than jumping into one that is a few years old.
When you say "like this one" what do you mean? Are you using 2001 and a VM like the OP? What exactly is the issue you are having?