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Hyper-V guest XP not accessible from host or other network PC

  1. #11


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    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    I am referring to copying/paisting files or folders between local drives and shared drives on other PCs. It is a typical networking activity using Windows Explorer.

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  2. #12


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


    As long as the machines are on the same network, and sharing is enabled on the drives/folders, with correct permissions, you shouldn't have any issues. I'd check the sharing settings and permissions.
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  3. #13


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    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    Since you appeared to indicate the problem is unrelated to Hyper-V, I just ran my usual trouble shooting steps and the problem has been resolved. Thanks again for your suggestion. Hyper-V is new to me so that I tend to think problem is due to Hyper-V not setup correctly.

    This is off-topic but the Task Manager on XP VM indicates that only one cpu core is used. Is this the way Hyper-V works?
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  4. #14


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


    How many virtual processors do you have assigned to the VM? The Windows 7 Professional x64 VM I use for work has two virtual processors assigned to it, and the task manager within the VM shows two processors. If you have only assigned one processor to the Windows XP VM, that is all you will see.

    With regards to Hyper-V and troubleshooting, the best thing to remember is that virtual machines behave and misbehave like physical machines 95% of the time.
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  5. #15


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    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    I just followed the tutorials to setup the Hyper-V and did not remember what was done at each step. I have reviewed the settings and changed the numbers core to 2.

    Another off-topic: When I grab windows in XP VM and drag it, the movement shwos as if the display drivers are not properly installed. Another word, the movement is not smooth. Is there a solution for this?
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  6. #16


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


    Is this when you have the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection application open, or when you have a Remote Desktop application open? And is this when you're working inside the VM or on the host?
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  7. #17


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    W10 Pro/W8.1 Pro/ W7 Ult


    That is when I am working inside the XP VM and when I launch Windows Explorer, WordPad or any application. Since you mention Remote Desktop, I tried it and the XP VM accessed by RDT shows the same symptom.

    Another question which I would think is related to the above is that the screen resolution is set as 1600x1200 for the XP VM and no higher resolution option is available, whereas the monitor's resolution is 2550x1440 (and 1600x1200 for the second monitor). The resolution is set as 2550x1440 for the host. Why the guest can not utilize 2550x1440?
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  8. #18


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


    I may have an idea, but I need to know if you're using the desktop version of the remote desktop application or the version from the store.
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  9. #19


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    I have no idea about "the version from the store" so that it must be "the desktop version of the remote desktop application". It is the one which comes with MS OS since Windows 2000 and W8 is no exception.
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  10. #20


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


    Ok, what are your current settings in the remote desktop application?
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