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Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

  1. #40


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    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    Thanks Hopachi for your follow-ups. The Integrated Services solved most of my problems. It appears that only way to transfer data between the guest and the host is via network. For example copy and paste across the host's desktop and the guest's desktop does not work.

    Is there a way to add a data drive beside the system drive within the guest OS? This is not so important but I am just curious to know.

    Only problem the Integration Services did not solve is the sound card. Does anyone know how to go about enabling the sound card?

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  2. #41


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    You don't get sound in Hyper-V unless you connect to the child OS via remote desktop.
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  3. #42


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by churin View Post
    Thanks Hopachi for your follow-ups. The Integrated Services solved most of my problems.
    You're welcome Churin.

    You're right about transferring data via network, that's just the way it is.

    About sound: I don't have that either.
    But as Kebero said:
    You don't get sound in Hyper-V unless you connect to the child OS via remote desktop.
    We'll need to find out how to do this step.

    Didn't used any remote desktops in Hyper-V yet...

    Regards
    Hopachi
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  4. #43


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    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    You don't get sound in Hyper-V
    Does this mean that the sound can not be enabled on the guest OS?


    unless you connect to the child OS via remote desktop.
    Does this mean that the sound on the guest OS can be used from the host or any other OS on the network through remote desktop session.
    This and the above conflicts with each other, so that answer to one or both of them must be negative. Clarification is appreciated.
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  5. #44


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    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    I am using two monitors each having 1600x1200 and 2550x1440, but maximus resolution for the guest OS of WXP I can set is 1600x1200. Is this the limitation of XP?
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  6. #45


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    I'll try to clarify my earlier comments, re: sound.

    1)Hyper-V does not create virtual audio hardware.

    2)Connecting to a child OS using the Hyper-V console will not provide you with sound.

    3)Using the Remote Desktop Connection will give you the option, as it always has in Windows to play sound on the local PC. In other words, sound events will trigger the use of local, physical resources.

    If the parent and child systems are on the same network (i.e. internal network), you can connect to the child system via remote desktop, just as you would any system on the same network. Naturally, you will have to enable remote desktop on the child system.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Quote Originally Posted by churin View Post
    I am using two monitors each having 1600x1200 and 2550x1440, but maximus resolution for the guest OS of WXP I can set is 1600x1200. Is this the limitation of XP?
    I actually believe it's a limitation of Hyper-V.
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  8. #47


    Posts : 185
    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    I'll try to clarify my earlier comments, re: sound.

    1)Hyper-V does not create virtual audio hardware.

    2)Connecting to a child OS using the Hyper-V console will not provide you with sound.

    3)Using the Remote Desktop Connection will give you the option, as it always has in Windows to play sound on the local PC. In other words, sound events will trigger the use of local, physical resources.

    If the parent and child systems are on the same network (i.e. internal network), you can connect to the child system via remote desktop, just as you would any system on the same network. Naturally, you will have to enable remote desktop on the child system.
    Thanks for your reply. I am having difficulty accessing from the parent to the child(XP SP3) to do as suggested by the last part. I created a new thread on Virtualization under the title "Hyper-V guest XP not accessible from host or other network PC". I appreciate it if you would follow up there.
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  9. #48


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Great tutorial Dwarf, I would just like to add that, although a system may support virtualisation, it must first be enabled in BIOS (well, mine had to be). For my Sony Vaio, I had to hit F2 key when the system was booting (at the "VAIO" logo), Though my HP many years ago was the ESC key, I believe.

    It would be good to have a follow-up tutorial on how to connect guest and host OS via remote desktop (RD). I've never setup RD on any system before and am having a not great time figuring out how to do it. It might seem a simple thing that most gurus already have setup, so they don't think to explain that part.

    For instance, I was following the tutorial provided here (before I thought to look at eightforums.com):

    Windows 8 “XP Mode” – Part 1: Hyper-V - 4sysops
    and
    Windows 8 “XP Mode” – Part 2: Windows XP - 4sysops

    ...and got up to "enter the network name of your VM" - but I don't know how to find the network name? Using the name I have given the virtual hard disk (WinXPproSP3) in the remote desktop connection dialogue in my host (Win8pro) gives me an error

    "Remote Desktop can't find the computer "WinXPproSP3". This might mean that "WinXPproSP#" does not belong to the specified network. Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect to."

    I have enabled RDP in the virtual machine (WinXPproSP3) as described in part-2 link above.

    Also, some sites say guest and host can RD only if they're on the same network, but no tutorial actually tells you that for setup - so how do i know what networks my guest and host OS are on? and can it be changed after-the-fact? When I check 'System properties' on both machines, they both state they are on workgroup "WORKGROUP". When I click on "Change..." at "To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup", it has two radio buttons, one for "Domain", the other for "Workgroup". Both OSs have workgroup selected. Do i need to change them to a domain?

    And lastly, I think I have to specify (don't know if this is important) that I'm using a standalone computer - no home networking setup or use of ethernet cables or anything. I mostly use my laptop commuting on the train to and from work, so I mostly use a USB modem for internt OR wifi tethering from my phone, and I've never otherwise had to play with any networking settings...

    Not sure where to go from here. Any tutorials I've been able to find only focus on enabling RD on the guest OS but fail to detail how to get RD working on the host (as Win8) and even then seem to just say "and then connect them" but without specifying how....

    It seems that, to get sound, RD has to be enabled first.

    Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Agnieszka.
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  10. #49


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    What I do is to create an internal network adapter for the VM, and designate it as a 'work' location in the VM. As long as the IP addresses on the internal network adapter are the same network for host and guest, you'll be fine.
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