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Use USB device from Hyper-V

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Use USB device from Hyper-V


    How to enable and access an USB storage device such as a flash memory stick or a SIM card reader from Windows XP running on Hyper-V.

    So far, I am unable to set it right...
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    I'll try to give some help here.
    Since I don't have Pro version I cannot help with advanced Hyper-V topics. I use VMware where usb works perfectly.

    Have a look here for Hyper-V usb support, since usb is mentioned in the settings list:
    How to mapping USB into Hyper-V on windows 8?

    But it seems you need to RDP (use remote desktop) to the VM and gain access to new functionality, usb included.
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  3. #3


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hyper-V doesn't do pass-through of USB devices, but making an RDP connection to the virtual machine (versus using the hyper-v vmconnect application) allows redirection of USB and other devices (like audio, webcams, etc) to the virtual machine.
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Use USB device from Hyper-V
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