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no internet connection in windows xp mode in windows 7

Posted on 2014-02-13
Last Modified: 2014-02-14
Hi all
I recently installed the Win XP Mode (virtual) on my Windows 7 desktop.

I am joined to a corporate domain. I have local admin access to my host Win7 pc.

Everything works fine except I cannot access the internet from my IE browser on the XP virtual pc.

Interesting that it will fetch windows automatic updates, which I presume are going over FTP. Also I can see my LAN and am able to access my network shares.

Just no internet. I have tried every networking adaptor setting in the list on the XP machine....no luck

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Question by:HenryV1955
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Expert Comment

ID: 39856323
Have you selected the Host Computers Local NIC from the drop down list within the XP mode settings?
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Expert Comment

by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 39856396
If you're getting updates then you have a network connection.  More likely in your corporate environment Internet access is via a proxy server that is configured on your host machine but the VM needs to know the addresss details independently - it can't see the Internet automatically just because its host can.

Author Comment

ID: 39856426
Hi Dunc

yes I tried ALL the network adaptor settings

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Author Comment

ID: 39856428
Hi Masqueraid

Ok, how do I take care of your suggestion? More details please


Author Comment

ID: 39856464

yes if I go into the network connections on the VM, it says I am connected so your suggestion appears valid

Interesting at home I use VMware, and using a bridge connection setup on the VM everything works
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Accepted Solution

☠ MASQ ☠ earned 500 total points
ID: 39856535
As you're only a local admin on the machine you may need help from your IT admins as sometimes the proxy details for Internet are pushed via a Java data file (a PAC file).  

They will be able to tell you if you need to configure that way or if you just need to point the XP VM at the IP address of the Internet proxy server. (Remember you've effectively added another PC to their network even though it's a virtual one)

At home you may be connecting directly out to the Net which a VM will try to do "out of the box" and is what you're work XP VM is unsuccessfully trying to do at the moment.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39859079
Thanks Masqueraid


Author Comment

ID: 39859120

It was exactly as you said. I was able to get my VM browser working using the same proxy address settings from my host

Thanks again

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