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Does anything special have to be done installing XP Pro SP3 in a Hyper-V VM? I installed it sucessfully but it doesn't see my NIC. My other VM installations went very smoothly so this has been my only glitch.

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If the other machines see it, why not a new one? Shutdown the VM, Remove the virtual the NIC and add back in. Worth a try,

 

Building one to test...will let you know...man these old screens look wierd!

 

Did you install Integration Services? If not, that may be your issue.

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My build did not require that but did require Integration Services to be installed for the NIC to be installed.

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The NIC needs to be legacy

 

So, what I need to do is shut down the machine and install the legacy NIC -- I have two exta NIC's in my MicroServer & I had just been spliting them between the VM with 2011 on one (Nic2) because I'm making it do more and Server 8, Win8 and XP on the other NIC (Nic3) -- if i bind the legacy NIC to Nic3 will I need to move Server 8 and Win 8 to Nic2?

 

My build did not require that but did require Integration Services to be installed for the NIC to be installed.

 

I have Integrating Services installed but that didn't seem to help. I installed XP Pro SP3 if that makes any difference?

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Not sure why or what you're doing with the physical NICs. Hyper-V just needs one physical to bind to from there is creates a vSwitch and every NIC you create for a VM is a vNIC. Doesn't matter if its legacy or not. Only reason to use 2 physical NICs is saturation (highly unlikely in a home setup) or to make it easy separate subnets.

 

Remove the NIC you have from the VM and simple add a new NIC but select legacy.

 

Integration services should be installed regardless.

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Not sure why or what you're doing with the physical NICs. Hyper-V just needs one physical to bind to from there is creates a vSwitch and every NIC you create for a VM is a vNIC. Doesn't matter if its legacy or not. Only reason to use 2 physical NICs is saturation (highly unlikely in a home setup) or to make it easy separate subnets.

 

Remove the NIC you have from the VM and simple add a new NIC but select legacy.

 

Integration services should be installed regardless.

 

It worked!! It was very simple -- obviously I was way overthinking this again -- just removed the current NIC from the VM and then added a Legacy NIC -- started XP up and it found it right off.

 

So now I have on my MicroServer windows Server 2K8R2 with the Hyper-V role running WHS 2011, Server 8, Win 8, and now XP.

 

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XP is showing a higher CPU useage just because I've just installed MSE and was having it update itself and run a virus scan.

 

All of the CPU's are running pretty light -- WHS 2011 is the only one I'm working with almost 3TB of data on the two 3TB drives I passed thru to it but it's hardly doing anything most of the time!

 

I'm not sure why XP isn't showing a heartbeat -- I need to look more into that.

 

I did go into both Win 8 and Server 8 and initialized to Hyper-V Role in each but then when I actually went to start it in each one I got a message that they detected a Hypervisor already running -- you must of done some pretty fancy stuff to be able to start hyper-v within a hyper-v guest! The techNET eLearning courses on Hyper-V didn't cover that part -- they had covered the Legacy NIC but I'd forgotten it until TK mentioned it.

 

I could install more guests but I'm to the point where this is about the max I can have running at the same time.

 

Joe, my install this morning was XPSP3 also, and the image was TechNet image.

 

That's where I got my iso -- it was the X86 XP Pro SP3 and the iso ending in 80428.

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