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XP VMVM Settings - LAN I set up Hyper-V on Windows 2012 and successfully created a few VMs (Win7, Win2008 & XP). XP installation went fine except it fails to get IP addresss because LAN is not installed on Device Manager as seen above. Also mouse does not work, although keyboard works.
I get a "DOT" instead of mouse pointer when I move my mouse. When I click on any icon on XP desktop, it does not respond.

Is XP not compatible with Hyper-V?

Thanks.
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VM - Win2008 ServerUpdate:
I just discovered that Windows 2008 Std. VM  is also having the same issue as XP VM.
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Per screenshot in my original posting, Hyper-V Integration Services has been installed.
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Your screen shot does not indicate that Integration Services have been installed.  It indicates that you have told the Hyper-V Host to communicate these settings to the integration services.

You need to install the Integration services.  In the virtual machine connection tool that connects you to  the "desktop" of the VM, go to the Action menu and select the last option.  Then run the setup program on XP.

And yes, XP works fine in Hyper-V - I'm responding to your post using an XP VM on a Hyper-V 2012 system.
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"Your screen shot does not indicate that Integration Services have been installed.  It indicates that you have told the Hyper-V Host to communicate these settings to the integration services." ---> Thank you for pointing that out. I followed you instructions, successfully installed  Integration services on XP VM and all is good there.

But I could not do that on Win2008 VM. It said I needed at least SP2 in order to install  Integration services. I have downloaded W2008 SP2, but since LAN is not active on this VM, I need to copy it to the USB flash drive and attach it to the Win20008VM.
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Create an ISO with SP2, and attach ISO to the VM, and install!
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How do  you make ISO out of EXE? What software would I need to use?
I just tried Magic ISO maker, but it does not allow me to open W2008 SP2 .EXE file.
I tried Power ISO, but the trial version limitation is 300MB.
Is there a free ISO software that will convert EXE into ISO?
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You add the *.EXE to the ISO, not convert the EXE into an ISO!


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OK. I created an ISO file. How can I attach it to VM?
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Edit the Virtual Machine settings, and select the ISO for the DVD.

e.g. IDE1 Controller / DVD, where you selected the original Windows 2008 iso, for installation!
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Error in changing ISO fileIDE Controller Original SettingWhen I tried to replace E:\HDs\Win2008.vhdx with T:\Disk\Microsoft\ServicePak\Windows2008\Win2008SP2.iso, I got an error.
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you don't change the Virtual Disk, you change the CDROM ISO!
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Before Editing ISO FileAfter Editing ISO FileISO File LocationI still get an error.
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that's because you've got a typo in the filename....you have windows 2008t.iso...

there's a t!

I'm assumung your ISO is called Win2008SP2.iso ?

so type it!
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I can't believe I did not see that. Thank you.
Now how do I run that within VM?
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turn on the VM, select the cdrom drive....

the contents of the cdrom drive, you should see the SP2, if you've created it correctly.

then run the service pack!
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I was able to open CD-ROM drive and installed SP2 successfully on Windows 2008 VM.
So I got both XP and W2008 installed with the integration services.
On the device manager on both VMs, drivers are properly loaded.
Thank you for your help.
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