Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

  1. #50


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    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.
    Hi Kebero, thanks for that i'll try it after work - if i do setup this internal network adapter (this is in HyperV network switches dialogue, yes?) is that what will then allow RDP between Hyper-V XP and local Win 8, (without stuffing up host internet)?

    i don't need internet for the guest OS, just RDP to get sound working and hopefully to "integrate" programs (that is, so that i can run XP programs without running HyperV specifically - that's my current understanding of the benefit of RDP, correct me if i'm wrong!)

    i must admit, a few days ago i played a little too much with settings i knew too little about without as much research as i normally do and lost all internet connectivity in both host and guest, no matter what i tried to do to restore them (i think i just made the situation worse the more i tried playing with the adapter settings - i ended up uninstalling HyperV and reinstalling it and *phew* that restored old network adapter settings and internet to host computer... time to up the ante on investment into research time on this stuff... LOL.
    Last edited by awiklendt; 15 Nov 2012 at 20:47. Reason: grammar

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #51


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    click here to read the entire tutorial
    Thanks for the link. I have an external network switch setup now, however there is no detail how this helps in remote desktop setup. Giving the XP VM an external switch did not enable whatever was supposed to let RDP work between host and guest.

    @Kebero, I have checked the IP address of both machines as described here
    How to find IP address in windows xp
    (same method seemed worked for Win8 too)

    and they were different.

    I decided it was safest to change the XP IP address, so found this tutorial
    http://www.murdoch.edu.au/itservicedesk/docs/Changing%20IP%20Address%20in%20XP%20with%20screenshots.pdf

    when i re-checked the ip address in XP, it was now the same as my Win8 machine. I also made sure the DNS server number was the same.

    So i tried to connect to the XP machine via the Win8 remote desktop connection dialogue but it gives me the same error as before ("before" = when i had no network switch setup for XP in HyperV and before the same IP was set for XP as in Win8):
    "Remote Desktop can't find the computer "WinXPproSP3". This might mean that "WinXPproSP3" does not belong to the specified network. Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect to."

    I get this error whether i try to connect to my XP VM with Hyper-V on and the VM on and connected, Hyper-V on by VM off, or even with Hyper-V closed.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #52


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Install a second network card and make it external in the Virtual Switch Manager, Hyper-V is mainly a servers hypervisor, we always use external ( bridged) dedicated nic to the VM
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #53


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Install a second network card and make it external in the Virtual Switch Manager, Hyper-V is mainly a servers hypervisor, we always use external ( bridged) dedicated nic to the VM
    Hi, thanks for replying.

    Do you mean a second physical network card in my host machine? I'm afraid it's a laptop...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. #54


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    your laptop must have a wi-fi and a ethernet ( cable ) one ? , if not you can purchase a usb ethernet

    the linksys and d-link are less than $ 30

    Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Networking, Wired Networking, Network Interface Cards, USB
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #55


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    your laptop must have a wi-fi and a ethernet ( cable ) one ? , if not you can purchase a usb ethernet

    the linksys and d-link are less than $ 30

    Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Networking, Wired Networking, Network Interface Cards, USB
    Quote Originally Posted by awiklendt View Post
    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...
    Hi area 66, I have an ethernet port but do not use it. At the same time, I have already setup the external switch in Hyper-V using the ethernet adapter, are you suggesting to setup a _second_ switch with the _same_ adapter? (you can tell i'm a real networking noob, if you hadn't earlier!)

    Just to re-iterate, i'm not after internet connection on the guest OS, just RDP so i can get sound going.

    Alternatively, will it be easier to setup my XP using VirtualBox, or will i have the same networking issues/learning-curve there? in VirtualBox, I would have to investigate whether i even need RDP to get sound, i might not, if memory serves from my brief googling.

    Tell you what, gimme a week or so to play with VirtualBox - I'm not hell-bent on using Hyper-V, i just wanted to utilise the native components available in Win8, but ho-hum free and open-source it can be also.

    Ta,
    Agnieszka.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #56


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Yes it will be more easy with Virtualbox of Vmware player as they have built-in sound, in your case it's what you need
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #57


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    OK, preliminary report:

    Hyper-V: no sound
    VirtualBox: sound (yay!) but very poor graphics adapter
    VMware + VMTools: out-of-the-box sound and graphics adapter with pixel shading (v1.4, but still...).

    so far, VMware takes the cake. will make a progress report when I've tested what I wanted XP for in the first place...!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #58


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    For me it's Hyper-v every where I can, and Vmware Workstation where I can't use Hyper-V, the reason is that I can move my VM from a server to a desktop, so I have uniformity. You can also move VM with Vmware, but my servers have only Hyper-V as option. That's probably a reason that will make me install Windows 8 in more PC
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #59


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


    I think a few people here don't understand the purposes of Hyper-V and VMware Workstation.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 6 of 8 FirstFirst ... 45678 LastLast
Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

Similar Threads
Tutorial Forum
Hyper-V - Enable and Disable in Windows 8
How to Enable and Disable Hyper-V in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to enable and disable the built-in Hyper Virtualisation (Hyper-V) feature in Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise. You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial....
Tutorials
Hyper-V Support in Windows 8
More... How to Create a Virtual Machine with Windows 8 Hyper-V How to Create a Linux Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows 8 How to Create a Hyper-V "Remote File Browser" Shortcut in Windows 8 How to Add or Remove "Hyper-V Manager" to Control Panel in Windows 8
Windows 8 News
Windows 8 - 64 bit and Hyper-V
Can we get Hyper-V for windows 8 - 64 bit, not pro version? If so how?
Virtualization
No Hyper-V in Windows 8 x86?
I can't upgrade to x64 due to my native OS was Windows 7 Starter. It shows Hyper-V in Add or Remove Windows Features. I Enabled it, after restart it keeps the checked status. But on Start Screen it shows: Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection and Hyper-V Manager. I Opened Hyper-V Manager but it...
Virtualization
Hyper-V on Windows 8 client
Well, I tried to use it a while back and found that my Core 2 Duo E8400 didn't support SLAT (secondary level address translation), therefore I wasn't able to put it through it's paces. I got the parts for a new computer at work and upgraded to a Core i7-3770 and finally got a chance to get...
Virtualization
Does your PC have what it takes to run Windows 8's Hyper-V?
more
Windows 8 News
Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8”
More...
Windows 8 News

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook